When asked who will win the game, Curbishley said: “You look at West Ham and they’ve been fantastic away from home but have found it more difficult at home. And then there’s West Brom, who picked up a great result at Arsenal. For me, I can’t quite pick a winner, because both sides are up and down. But both clubs will be pleased with what has happened so far.”
West Ham head into the game at the Boleyn Ground on the back of the 4-1 thrashing at the hands of Spurs last weekend, when they failed to continue their fantastic form away from home.
They have been struggling in East London at times this season, and with Dimitri Payet out of action, the Hammers have lost much of their creativity and attacking flair - with this vital to break down a team who are as solid defensively as West Brom.
The Baggies themselves have been having a mediocre season, although they will be in good spirits heading into this game as they secured a 2-1 win over Arsenal last weekend.
They look defensively assured as a Tony Pulis team does, and although their attacking play is somewhat disjointed, the Baggies are strong at set-pieces.
It is hard to predict the game as both teams put in surprising performances last weekend, and they could return to their norm this time around.
However, West Brom will certainly be fancying their chances at picking up a result against a team who have been struggling in recent weeks with their key player stuck on the sidelines.