“We can cause a few shocks along the way.” West Brom vs Burnley Preview

Ahead of West Brom’s game against Burnley this evening, we spoke to the Albion In Isolation podcast (@AlbionInIso) about the Baggies’ state of affairs.

How has the season gone so far?

I think that we have looked good for large periods during games. We looked good in the 1st half of the Leicester, Everton and Chelsea games.

However, we seem to lose concentration in the 2nd half, and you get punished at this level.

How was WBA’s transfer window?

I am glad that we managed to tie down Pereira, Robinson and Diangana as they were pivotal in our push for promotion. I’m glad that we have finally signed Grant, but it’s frustrating that we couldn’t sign him a few weeks earlier.

Focussing on Monday night’s game, who will be Wolves one to watch?

The obvious choices are Diangana and Pereira; both of which can change the game in an instant, but we need to be solid in the spine of our team as Burnley are a well organised and physical side. So hopefully, Livermore can run the show in the middle.

Which opposition players could be a cause for concern?

Chris Wood and Jay Rodriguez. Just solely because they used to play for us, and we always seem to have ex-players score against us.

I don’t really focus too much on opposing teams (very one-eyed I know), but that Dwight McNeil seems a good player.

Any predictions for the game?

West Brom 2–1 Burnley.

An early goal for us, then Burnley to draw level just before half-time. A late Kyle Bartley goal for us to win the game, thus kick-starting our season and we then go on a 15-game unbeaten run (I can only dream).

What are your predictions for Wolves this season?

If we don’t go on the 15-game unbeaten run, I think it will be a tough season. I think there are 5/6 teams that we could beat, and hopefully, we can cause a few shocks along the way. I reckon we will finish 16th.

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