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Saturday, 29 October 2011

West Brom v Liverpool: Can Hodgson’s heroes dazzle Dalglish?


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West brom v Liverpool

After beating bitter rivals Wolves and Aston Villa in recent weeks, Albion fans are feeling on top of the world. However, beating Liverpool, the side that sacked him after just six months in charge, again would really make Roy Hodgson’s day.

A penalty brace from Chris Brunt in April not only gave the Baggies their first win over the Reds since 1981, but also their first goal – home or away – since 1986! Can Hodgson mastermind another win over his former employers? Not if King Kenny has anything to do with it.

Liverpool booked their place in this afternoon’s Carling Cup draw with a fine victory over Stoke in midweek but they need to get back to winning ways in the league if they are to have any hope of breaking into the top four. The Reds have dropped vitals points with back-to-back draws at Anfield against Manchester United and Norwich, but they haven’t lost on their travels since going down 4-0 at White Hart Lane.

The Baggies endured a tough start to the season and despite playing well they just couldn’t get any points on the board. Some pundits were beginning to fear for them. After all, if you can’t pick up points when you’re playing well how are you meant to do it when you have an off day. However, the bouncing Baggies have now collected eight points from their past four games and start the day in 12th. A win could shoot them up to seventh.

The impressive Shane Long will be missing for the Albion after the injury sustained by Villa’s Alan Hutton last weekend, while Liverpool will leave it late before deciding whether to start with the brilliant Luis Suarez, who picked up a knock against The Potters. Steven Gerrard and Glen Johnson should be available though.

West Brom v Liverpool; Kick Off 5.30pm October 29 2011


Prediction Panel

Arsenal

Don McMahon

0

V

2

Aston Villa

Frank Pattison

1

V

2

Blackburn

Terry Kennedy

1

V

2

Bolton

Dave Blackburn

1

V

1

Chelsea

Joe Tyler

0

V

1

Everton

Chris Goodwin

1

V

1

Fulham

Neil Springate

1

V

2

Liverpool

Mark Williams

0

V

1

Man City

Callum Rothwell

1

V

3

Man Utd

Peter Lee

1

V

2

Newcastle

Michael Stout

1

V

1

Norwich City

Sue Read

2

V

3

QPR

Arjun Swaminathan    

1

V    

2

Stoke City

Philip Eccleston

1

V

2

Sunderland

Tony Ratton

1

V

2

Tottenham

Mike Richards

1

V

1

Swansea

Jim White

0

V

0

West Brom

Andy Wakeman

1

V

0

Wigan

Alan Moore

1

V

3

Wolves

Chris Cox

0

V

2

 

 

 

 

 

OUR EXPERTS

 

 

 

 

Writer

Colin Illingworth

3

V

2

Writer

Steve Coulter

2

V

0

Writer

Phil Bundy

1

V

2

Writer

Mitch Waddon

1

V

2

Writer

Matt Turner

TBC    

V

TBC

Writer

Chris Pettitt

1

V

2

Writer

Hugh Larkin

1

V

2

Aston Villa fan

Lynette Ranson

0

V

3

Blackpool fan

Phil Trow

1

V

2

Boro fan

Sue Gardener

2

V

1

Fulham fan

Russell Goldman

1

V

2

Pompey fan

Dan Taylor

1

V

2

Pompey fan

Peter Rendle

1

V

2

West Ham fan

Matthew Beeby

0

V

0

West Ham fan

Nigel Telfer

1

V

2

Editor

Antony Melvin

1

V

1

Panel Verdict

Liverpool are well backed to collect the points.

Home: 4; Draw: 8; Away: 23. TBC 1

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