Date: 19th December 2015 at 7:41am
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West Brom host Bournemouth at the Hawthorns on Saturday afternoon with both sides looking to maintain four-match unbeaten runs.

The Baggies started their positive set of results with a win against Arsenal, and have since followed that up with draws against West Ham, Tottenham and last weekend’s 2-2 tie at Anfield against Liverpool.

Tony Pulis’ side currently lie six points from Tottenham in the Europa League spot, and the same distance above the bottom three.

Jonas Olsson and Craig Dawson were the Midlands team’s goalscorers last Sunday, and Pulis will be hoping that his strikers, Salomon Rondon, Rickie Lambert and Saido Berahino can start to chip in with a few more goals.

Meanwhile, the Cherries are looking rejuvenated after doubling their previous points tally in their last four – culminating in successive victories against Chelsea and Manchester United.

The latter was a 2-1 success at Dean Court last Saturday evening, and Eddie Howe and his men will be looking to make it three in a row when they travel north.

The South Coast outfit looked lost without the goals of the injured Callum Wilson, but Josh King and Junior Stanislas have certainly stepped up to the plate in recent weeks, and both forwards scored against United.

Team News

The hosts will be without the services of Claudio Yacob, who remains in Argentina because of a family bereavement, but they are hopeful Stephane Sessegnon will be fit enough to be named on the substitutes’ bench.

For the visitors, Josh King suffered a hamstring strain against United but is set to be available for the trip to the Hawthorns, while Marc Pugh could also be involved after returning from injury.

League Position: West Brom – 13th (20 pts); Bournemouth – 14th (16 pts)
Last Meeting: Bournemouth 2-1 West Brom (League Cup – October 28, 2014)
Form: West Brom – LLWDDD ; Bournemouth – LLDDWW
Key Men: West Brom – James McClean; Bournemouth – Junior Stanislas
Shoot Says: West Brom 1-1 Bournemouth

 
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