Date: 19th March 2016 at 8:37am
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In-form West Brom host Norwich looking for a fourth win in five, a result which could take the Baggies into the top half as well as deepening the gloom for the Canaries.

Only Chelsea have taken more points from their past five games than West Brom, who have beaten Everton, Crystal Palace and Manchester United in the past month to sit comfortably in mid-table.

Remarkably – but perhaps not surprisingly for a Tony Pulis side – all of West Brom’s 10 wins this season have been by a single goal. The Welshman’s style may not be popular with all of the Hawthorns faithful, but his track record of keeping teams up remains unblemished.

Jose Salomon Rondon’s goals have been crucial to Albion’s improvement; the Venezuelan striker has scored four goals in his last six games and leads West Brom’s scoring charts with eight in all competitions, including the winner in the reverse fixture at Carrow Road in October.

The statistics continue to make grim reading for Norwich fans; last weekend’s creditable 0-0 draw with Manchester City was just their second point from the last 30 available, a run which sees them sat in the bottom three with just eight games to go.

The Canaries’ defence may have improved against Manuel Pellegrini’s side, but they were blunt going the other way; Alex Neil’s side became the first Premier League side since April 2013 to fail to register a single shot on target, but they are still only in the relegation zone on goal difference.

In addition, Norwich have lost six on the bounce away from Carrow Road, scoring just one goal in the process; Patrick Bamford came closest last weekend as he saw a thumping effort hit the bar, and Neil could do with his Chelsea loanee finding his shooting boots for what is set to be a nail-biting run-in.

Team News:

The Baggies will be without James Morrison, who remains plagued by a hamstring injury, but Jonny Evans and Craig Dawson are set to return.

For the visitors, Nathan Redmond is unlikely to feature after limping off last weekend, and there are doubts over the fitness of Steven Naismith (hamstring) and Robbie Brady (calf).

League Position: West Brom – 11th (39 pts); Norwich – 18th (25 pts)
Last Meeting:
Norwich 0-1 West Brom (October 24, 2015)
Form: West Brom – DLWWDW; Norwich – LDLLLD
Key Men: West Brom – Jose Salomon Rondon; Norwich – Patrick Bamford
Shoot Says: West Brom 1-0 Norwich

 
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