Premier League: Can Manager-less Baggies Tame Tigers?
With four defeats in the last four and no wins in the last six, West Brom find themselves dropping down the league. As a result, Manager Steve Clarke was removed and Caretaker Manager Keith Downing will take charge for this game against Hull City.
The Tigers haven’t been all that much better in recent weeks, though, with the fantastic win against Liverpool at the beginning of the month, followed up by tied games against Swansea and Stoke City.
Certainly, Downing would have been happy to see Ben Foster come through 45 minutes of a game on Sunday and may take his place back in goal. With the likes of Nicolas Anelka, Victor Anichebe and Stephane Sessegnon, you would expect the side to be doing better than they have been.
Hull City, meanwhile, have struggled away from home this season and have relied on their home form to have the kind of position they are in right now. The question is, who will react best to their situation?
I do not think that West Brom have actually played that badly this season and I have already said about the quality in their squad. With West Brom losing their manager, being at home and combined with the Hull City away form, I think it points to a long overdue victory for West Brom. I am sure Yannick Sagbo and Tom Huddlestone, to name just two, might have something to say about that.
Jason Bardwell is a Soccer writer for Rant Sports and The Sports Column. You can follow him on Twitter @PACityboy or on Facebook.