‘Struggling’ defender dropped as Corberan braves new signings - West Brom predicted XI v Middlesbrough - gallery

Here’s how we predict West Bromwich Albion to line up against Middlesbrough in the Championship on Saturday.

West Bromwich Albion return to The Hawthorns as they play host to Middlesbrough in the Sky Bet Championship on Saturday afternoon.

Carlos Corberan’s side have begun the 2023/24 term with four points out of nine, first losing to Blackburn Rovers before beating Swansea City and drawing at Leeds United.

Middlesbrough, meanwhile, are in 23rd after a woeful start. Losses to Millwall and Coventry City and a draw against Huddersfield Town mean just one point on the board so far.

Albion have been experimenting a little with a back three rather than a four of late and we reckon that might continue, though changes need to be made to offer more in an attacking sense.

With that in mind, here are the 11 players we think Corberan will start this weekend, as well as brief explanations for each inclusion.