Fixture: West Brom vs Hull City
Competition: English Premier League 2016-17
Date: Monday, 2nd January, 15:00 GMT
Stadium: The Hawthorns (West Bromwich).

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West Brom boss Tony Pulis says he faces a difficult decision over whether to recall top scorer Salomon Rondon or stick with Hal Robson-Kanu, who scored against Southampton.

Fellow forward Saido Berahino will again not be included as he continues to improve his fitness.

Hull head coach Mike Phelan has no new injury or suspension concerns.

Dieumerci Mbokani and Ahmed Elmohamady will be involved before heading off to the Africa Cup of Nations.


Simon Brotherton: “It has been two years now since Tony Pulis took over at West Brom and things look better at The Hawthorns than they have done for quite some time.

“Albion sit eighth in the table following Saturday’s comeback win over Southampton.

“Pulis’ first league game in charge was also against Hull in January 2015 and he’ll be happy if history repeats itself as Albion were 1-0 winners that day.

“Hull have been on a wretched run of results away from home, losing the last seven in a row.

“I saw them at West Ham just before Christmas and thought they were very unlucky to lose, but it’s hard to see a way out of the bottom three for a side who’ve won only one of the last 17 league matches.”

West Brom head coach Tony Pulis on Hal Robson-Kanu: “I keep telling people, with these 25-man squads it’s the people outside the 11 that actually determine the spirit and togetherness in the dressing room.

“Hal’s willingness to work and join in, even though he’s only been almost a bit-part player, because of Salomon, has been fantastic. I can’t speak more highly of his character. He’s just so wholehearted.”

Hull City head coach Mike Phelan: “Credit to all the players at this football club – they’re all putting a real shift in. They’re training hard, they’re listening and they’re learning.

“They’ve got everything to look forward to, which is to progress up this league, and we’ve got a real battle on our hands in the second half of the season, but I think we’re up for it.”


West Brom have won just one of their seven previous Premier League encounters with Hull, losing two and drawing four.
The Baggies have scored just five goals in those seven matches.
There have been just five goals scored in total in the last four meetings.
West Bromwich Albion

Tony Pulis’ side won three successive home games, scoring 10 goals, before losing 2-0 to Manchester United in their last game at The Hawthorns.
This will be West Bromwich Albion’s 400th Premier League game.
Matt Phillips has been involved in 10 goals in his 18 Premier League appearances this season (four goals, six assists).
Hull City

Hull have registered only one win in their last 17 Premier League games (D4, L12).
They have not scored a goal away from home for five matches since the 6-1 thrashing at Bournemouth in October.
The Tigers have now gone 21 games without a clean sheet in all competitions – their worst run since a 22-match streak in January 1991.
Robert Snodgrass has been involved in half of Hull’s Premier League goals this season (six goals, two assists).

West Brom vs Hull City: Betting Tips

Full time Result : West Brom win at 1.75
Both Teams To Score : Yes 2.05