Predicted West Ham and West Brom line-ups: Collins and Berahino to start

Match between West Ham United and West Bromwich Albion to be played on Thursday 1st January 2015 at 15:00. Venue: Boleyn Ground, London.

West Ham United welcome West Bromwich Albion to Upton Park on Thursday with both sides looking to get 2015 off to the best possible start.

The Hammers are currently sixth in the Premier League table and will want to ensure they get back to winning ways after losing to both Chelsea and Arsenal in recent days.

As for the Baggies, they are 16th in the table, one point clear of the relegation zone and set for a new man in charge with Tony Pulis tipped to replace the departed Alan Irvine.

West Ham injury concerns: Sam Allardyce has no new injury concerns at this time.

West Ham absences: James Tomkins is suspended until January 6.

West Brom injury concerns: Boaz Myhill is ill but has a 75 per cent chance of being available while Sebastien Pocognoli should recover from a knock. Stephane Sessegnon has a calf injury, James Morrison has a knee problem and Victor Anichebe has a groin injury while Georgios Samaras is lacking match fitness.

West Brom absences: Jonas Olsson is out with an Achilles injury.

Predicted starting line-ups:

West Ham – Adrian, O’Brien, Collins, Reid, Cresswell, Song, Kouyate, Nolan, Downing, Carroll, Sakho

West Brom – Foster, Wisdom, McAuley, Lescott, Baird, Brunt, Mulumbu, Dorrans, Gardner, Berahino, Ideye

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