Paul Merson predicts West Brom v Stoke

West Brom The Hawthorns

West Bromwich Albion will face Stoke City at The Hawthorns in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.

Former Arsenal attacker Paul Merson has predicted on Skysports.com that Stoke City will win against West Bromwich Albion away from home on Saturday afternoon.

Stoke will take on West Brom at The Hawthorns, and Merson expects the Potters to pick up all three points courtesy of a 3-1 victory.

“I don't know how West Brom are going to stop Stoke on this run of form,” the former England international has written on Skysports.com.

"If Stoke allow themselves to play an open game, get into twos and threes as they do, I don't know how the Baggies can stay with them.

"West Brom got a big win against Newcastle, and they'll be fine, but I think they will fall short here.”

Stoke are in very good form at the moment and are playing some great football under manager Mark Hughes.

The Potters will head into Saturday afternoon’s match against West Brom on the back of a stunning 4-3 victory over Everton away from home at Goodison Park.

Hughes’s side also defeated Manchester United and Manchester City 2-0 at the Britannia Stadium in the Premier League in December.

West Brom will head into the match against Stoke on the back of a narrow 1-0 win against Newcastle United at The Hawthorns.

Tony Pulis’s side are 13th in the Premier League table at the moment with 23 points from 19 matches, six points above the relegation zone.

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