Predicted West Brom and Newcastle line-ups: Mulumbu and Perez to start

Match between West Bromwich Albion and Newcastle United to be played on Sunday 9th November 2014 at 13:30. Venue: The Hawthorns, West Bromwich.

West Bromwich Albion face Newcastle United at The Hawthorns on Sunday afternoon with both sides neck-and-neck in the Premier League with 13 points apiece.

The two teams are one win away from potentially climbing into the top six and that shows just well they have done after both clubs were rooted to the bottom of the table earlier this season.

Credit must go to Alan Irvine and Alan Pardew as they have steered their sides in the right direction but they will know that neither can afford to take their foot off the pedal for quite some time yet, with very little separating the bottom from the top right now.

West Brom injury concerns: Jonas Olsson has an Achilles injury and Sebastien Pocognoli is also a doubt.

West Brom absences: Craig Gardner is suspended until November 22 while Silvestre Varela has a groin injury that rules him out until at least the end of the month.

Newcastle injury concerns: Mike Williamson has a knock but has a good chance of featuring while Davide Santon is struggling with a knee injury. Cheick Tiote has a knock but has been tipped to return for this match, as has Papiss Cisse.

Newcastle absences: Gabriel Obertan has been ruled out with a thigh problem and Siem de Jong remains on the side-lines.

Predicted starting line-ups:

West Brom – Foster, Wisdom, Dawson, Lescott, Pocognoli, Morrison, Dorrans, Mulumbu, Sessegnon, Brunt, Berahino

Newcastle – Krul, Janmaat, Taylor, Coloccini, Dummett, Colback, Abeid, Sissoko, Aarons, Cabella, Perez

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