“The Form Book Goes Out The Window” – The Real EFL Pundits Predict Hull City Vs West Bromwich Albion

Saturday brings an enticing tie as Hull City welcome West Bromwich Albion to the MKM Stadium.

Fifth plays sixth in a game which should give us plenty of pointers towards the fight for the play-offs. West Brom enter the tie ahead, but have just a one point gap to their opponents, who are breathing down their neck.

Hull have been in excellent form after enjoying a stellar January transfer window. The squad has gone from strength-to-strength and their on-pitch performances have improved greatly as a result.

With five wins from their last six, including a huge win over high-flyers Southampton on Tuesday night, the Tigers are very much a force to be reckoned with in their current vein of form. They’re playing their best football of the season currently and arguably deserve a spot in the play-offs as a result.

The same can however be said about West Brom, who picked up an important three points in midweek with a dominant 3-0 victory over Plymouth Argyle. They may not grab the same headlines as their opponents, but Carlos Corberán’s side have quietly gone about their business this season and look like a very strong team currently.

Here’s how two of The Real EFL writing team see the game playing out…

Ivan Newsome

“Hull arguably gained the result of the night on Tuesday, with a slightly unexpected win over Southampton. I say slightly, as they’ve been in great form as of late and shouldn’t have been underestimated going into that. The real question is, just how much did that performance take out of the side?

Where Hull had to grind out a victory over a top side, West Brom breezed past opponents Plymouth and will probably come into this with more of a rest. That may alter the result in the Baggies favour, though it is no given that they’ll back their midweek result up.

A draw seems the likeliest scenario as neither team want to drop any points, especially as both will know that if they gain a point, that they cannot be knocked out of the play-offs. With two of the league’s best defences, it could be a low-scoring affair.”

Hull City 1-1 West Bromwich Albion

Charlie Beeston

“Both of these sides will want to solidify their place in the top six coming into the closing stages of the season. The gap between Hull in sixth and Coventry in seventh is only three points, and West Brom are only a place above their Saturday opposition.

Coming into this, it is hard to truly pick a favourite. Hull have the pick of the form, however, they are the home side and their home performances this season have been less than stellar, whilst West Brom have had a strong away record. Surely that means a draw is the obvious pick? Well not necessarily.

This is the early kick-off on Saturday, which anyone who puts an accumulator on at the weekend knows, the form book goes out of the window. Therefore, I’m expecting a big West Brom victory with a clean sheet, something they’ve been able to get plenty of this season.”

Hull City 0-4 West Bromwich Albion

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