UK time is: 16:47:53
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

WBA vs. Swansea City

The Hawthorns

20 October 2009

19:45

WBA v Swansea City

If the Baggies are to chalk up a second successive home win, they will need to overcome one of the tightest defences in the division.

It should also be interesting to see likely starter Craig Beattie back at The Hawthorns trying to impress his new boss.

From the press room:

Even though Swansea are 15 places below us in the Championship, Roberto Di Matteo expects them to raise their game against us tonight.

On the official website he maintained that 'every team will want to beat us, Newcastle and Middlesbrough because we are the three teams that came down from the Premier League. Teams will always raise their game against us and we've had to deal with that from day one.'

I certainly agree with Roberto though that it is better to lead from the front than to be chasing for the title.

WBA Team News:

Chris Wood will be starting in place of the injured Roman Bednar who he replaced early in the Reading game on Saturday.

It is likely that he will up front with Luke Moore in an otherwise unchanged side to the one that beat Reading 3-1.

Player to watch: Jerome Thomas

Let's hope that the Swans have trouble coping with our current on form winger.

Swansea City Team News:

After what can only have been a disappointing draw at Ipswich at the weekend, manager Paulo Sousa brings in Marcos Painter and Cedric van der Gun come for Federico Bessone and Andrea Orlandi.

Player to watch: Craig Beattie

Record signing Craig Beattie will be trying to improve on the 4 goals that he managed for the Albion during his time here.

Match Facts & Stats

In previous meetings it stands at 7 wins each and 6 draws.

Next Fixtures:

Coventry v WBA

4 October 2009




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: Craig Coggle Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday October 20 2009

Time: 7:52PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
home win for me and the Di Matteo magic to continue working!
merlin
Report Abuse
20/10/2009 20:04:00

Hope you're right Merlin. Just got to keep it simple and be patient against what is an often well organised Swansea side.
CANTELLO
Report Abuse
20/10/2009 20:11:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent West Bromwich Albion Articles

Pulis On Foster & Anichebe (Friday February 27 2015)

Southampton - Battle Of The Goalkeepers (Friday February 27 2015)

Pulis - Safety First Then We'll Take Stock (Thursday February 26 2015)

Berahino A Doubt For Southampton (Thursday February 26 2015)

Brunt On Left Back & Strikers (Wednesday February 25 2015)

Pulis Pleased With Sunderland Draw (Sunday February 22 2015)

Stats: Sunderland v WBA (Saturday February 21 2015)

WBA Injury List + PL Teams Comparison (Friday February 20 2015)

Archived West Bromwich Albion Articles

List All Vital Baggies Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Sunderland 0 - 0 WBA
WBA 2 - 0 Swansea
Burnley 2 - 2 WBA
WBA 0 - 3 Spurs
Everton 0 - 0 WBA
WBA 1 - 0 Hull City

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
11. Newcastle 26 8 8 10 -11 32
12. Everton 26 6 10 10 -4 28
13. Crystal Palace 26 6 9 11 -9 27
14. WBA 26 6 9 11 -10 27
15. Hull City 26 6 8 12 -10 26
16. Sunderland 26 4 13 9 -14 25
17. Q.P.R. 26 6 4 16 -18 22

Breaking League News

Liverpool: Raheem Sterling vs. David Silva
Liverpool : 27/02/2015 15:58:00
Yoshida Expecting Tight Albion Game
Southampton : 27/02/2015 15:35:00
Pellegrini - We Have Liverpool Advantage
Man City : 27/02/2015 15:26:00
Pulis On Foster amp; Anichebe
WBA : 27/02/2015 14:52:00
Southampton - Battle Of The Goalkeepers
WBA : 27/02/2015 14:37:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Sunderland MotM
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Foster 0%
Dawson 20%
McAuley 20%
Lescott 20%
Brunt 20%
Morrison 0%
Fletcher 0%
Yacob 0%
Gardner 20%
Berahino 0%
Ideye 0%
Sub - Baird 0%
Sub - McManaman 0%