West Brom vs Sheffield Wednesday preview
Last Updated: 28/12/18 1:32pm
West Brom's Dwight Gayle will be assessed ahead of the visit of Sheffield Wednesday after the on-loan Newcastle striker came off in Boxing Day's 2-0 win over Wigan with a hamstring injury.
Hal Robson-Kanu stands by to deputise. Albion boss Darren Moore has no other injury concerns having named the same line-up for their last three games.
Managerless Wednesday could be unchanged after their 1-0 win at Middlesbrough on Boxing Day.
Fernando Forestieri could again miss out with a hamstring injury while midfielder Kieran Lee (knee) and strikers Gary Hooper (groin) and Sam Winnall (hamstring) remain long-term absentees.
Midfielder Sam Hutchinson is back in the picture following his first start in over four months.
West Brom have won three and drawn two of their last five league games against Sheffield Wednesday, keeping three clean sheets in this time.
Sheffield Wednesday have won four and drawn four of their last nine visits to the Hawthorns in all competitions, however the Owls did lose on their last visit back in March 2010 after a Robert Koren winner.
West Brom have scored 52 league goals this season; the most by a team after 24 games of a Championship campaign since Bournemouth in 2014-15 (54).
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Sheffield Wednesday have won both of their games since previous manager Jos Luhukay was sacked by a 1-0 scoreline.
West Brom have won six and lost none of their last eight league games, netting two or more goals in seven of those matches.
Sheffield Wednesday are the only side in the division yet to claim any points from losing positions in away games this season.
You feel that eventually West Brom will close the gap on the top two if they keep on winning. It's three in a row now for Darren Moore's side and they are well positioned as the nearest challengers to Leeds and Norwich.
Sheffield Wednesday have snuck back-to-back wins to allay any fears of relegation for now, but West Brom will be too powerful at The Hawthorns.
Prutton predicts: 3-2 (22/1 with Sky Bet)