West Bromwich Albion have a quick turnaround this week as they are back in action on Friday evening - taking on Nottingham Forest at the Hawthorns.
Tuesday night’s goalless draw with Blackpool made it three games without a win for Valerien Ismael’s side and just two points from their last nine available.
The recent slump in form has seen them lose ground on the Championship top two with the possibility that by the end of play Wednesday, a 10 point game may have opened up.
Although it’s still fairly early within the campaign, a gap that big is hard to overhaul and if they do have aspirations of achieving automatic promotion, Friday evening’s game may well already be seen as a must win by some.
When is the game?
The game takes place on Friday 26th November at West Brom’s home of the Hawthorn. Kick-off is scheduled for 20:00 (GMT).
Is the game on TV?
Yes. Shockingly, a Baggies game has been moved for television.
It is live on Sky Sports Football from 19:30.
How can I stream it?
Sky Sports customers can stream the game via Sky Go either online or with the app on their smart devices.
Baggies fans can also listen to the game via WBA TV for a one off fee of £2.50 if they are not already subscribed to a package.
Jake Livermore will be unavailable again for West Brom as he serves his second of a three game suspension following the red card he picked up in the 1-0 defeat to Huddersfield Town.
For Nottingham Forest, Max Lowe looks set to miss his second successive game after he picked up a groin injury in last weekend’s draw with Reading.
Forest will also be without Jack Colback who was sent off in their midweek draw with Luton Town.
West Brom: WLWDLD
Nottingham Forest: LDDWDD
Neither side are in inspiring form, the Baggies picking up eight points over the last six and the Reds picking up just seven.
With that said, Forest do go into this one four unbeaten, though they have only won one of those four.
Both sides will feel the game is their to win on Friday evening.
The Baggies have a relatively healthy head-to-head record against Forest having won six of the last 12 in all competitions between the two sides.
The Reds have only won three in that same period, with the last one coming at the Hawthorns in January 2010.
Dexter Blackstock, Radi Majewski & Chris Cohen put Forest 3-0 up on the day before Roman Bednar bagged a late consolation for West Brom.
West Brom (3-4-2-1): Johnstone; Kipre, Bartley, Clarke; Furlong, Molumby, Mowatt, Townsend; Diangana, Grant; Robinson
Nottingham Forest (4-2-3-1): Samba; Spence, Worrall, McKenna, Bong; Ojeda, Garner; Lolley, Zinckernagel, Johnson; Figueiredo
West Brom 1-1 Nottingham Forest
Sadly I can see it being another frustrating night for the Baggies under the lights.
Forest are no mugs under their new manager, Steve Cooper and with the confidence low within the home side’s ranks, I can see it playing out at a point a piece yet again.
West Brom: 8/13
Nottingham Forest: 9/2
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