Friday, 24 October 2008

West Brom v Hull Premiership Preview: Can The Baggies Tame The High-Flying Tigers?

West Bromwich Albion Take on high-flying Hull City in their Premier League Match at the Hawthorns on Saturday.

Tony Mowbray will be hoping that his Baggies team can put an end to Hull’s winning run at the Hawthorns, with West Brom full of confidence after wins over Middlesbrough and Fulham in the Premiership before the International break, but despite losing 4-0 to European Champions Manchester United at Old Trafford last weekend are comfortable in mid-table.

Tigers manager Phil Brown will be telling his Yorkshire side to continue what they have been doing, with Hull being the surprise package in the Premier League this season, with wins over Arsenal, Tottenham and West Ham United in their last three games propelling Hull into 3rd in the table. Hull are unbeaten this season in their travels away from the KC Stadium, but will know what to expect from West Brom, who were promoted along with Hull from the Championship last season.

Mowbray is unable to call on Kim Do-Heon (knee) and Neil Clement (knee) for the visit of Hull, with summer signing Abdoulaye Meite (calf) also a doubt for the game at the Hawthorns. Roman Bednar is likely to lead the attack again.

The Tigers are still without long-term absentee Craig Fagan (broken leg), while Stelios (thigh), Nick Barmby (leg) and Anthony Gardner (calf) are also worries for Hull’s trip to the Midlands. Daniel Cousin, Marlon King and Geovanni are all expected to start for Hull.

West Bromwich Albion: (from) Carson, Hoefkens, Robinson, Cech, Barnett, Koren, Greening, Bednar, Miller, Brunt, Mac Donald, Moore, Dorrans, Pele, Kiely, Teixeira, Slusarski, Ziuverloon, Meite, Martis, Olsson, Morrison, Valero, Donk

Hull City: (from) Myhill, Doyle, Dawson, Ashbee, Brown, Turner, Barmby, Windass, Geovanni, Hughes, France, Garcia, Mendy, Welsh, Halmosi, McShane, Boateng, Ricketts, Marney, King, Zayatte, Cousin, Warner, Featherstone, Gardner, Atkinson, Stelios, Cooper

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