Fixture analysis - Where can West Brom pick up points over the next month?

West Brom

After the disappointment of throwing away a 2-0 lead to local rivals Aston Villa, Steve Clarke will be hoping Albion can bounce back for the rest of 2013.

The Baggies started the season poorly but have only lost one of their last nine Premier League games, including a victory over champions Manchester United at Old Trafford. Despite the good form, they have drawn four of those nine, so who stands in their way before 2014 begins where they can pick up victories?

Newcastle (A) 30th November – Their next game is a difficult trip to in-form Newcastle at St James’ Park. Alan Pardew’s side are on a great run, beating Chelsea, Tottenham and Norwich in their last three games after their shock defeat to bitter rivals Sunderland.

Norwich (H) 7th December – A game they should be winning at home if they have ambitions to finish in the top-half once again. Chris Hughton’s men are struggling and even more so away from home.

Cardiff (A) 14th December – The Bluebirds have been in good form at home, taking four points off of the Manchester clubs and beating rivals Swansea so this won’t be easy for the visitors, but Malky Mackay’s side may take their foot off the gas which could present an opportunity for three points.

Hull (H) 21st December – Another newly-promoted side follow when the Tigers visit the Hawthorns in the last game before Christmas. Steve Bruce will believe they can get something out of this one but Clarke will know that these are home games where a win will be demanded from the fans.

West Ham (A) 28th December – They end the year with a lunchtime trip to Upton Park to face the struggling Hammers. A great opportunity to end the year on a high note, but could be made more difficult if striker Andy Carroll is back for the home side.

 

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