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West Brom ace issues confident message ahead of Leeds test

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There’s no questioning that Darren Moore’s West Brom side are on a poor run of form and they will have to change their fortunes sooner rather than later if they are to challenge for an immediate return to the Premier League. 

The Baggies were in pole position a month ago but a recent slump in form has seen them slip to seventh in the Championship table, and they face a tough test this weekend if they are to end their four match winless run.

They take on Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds United and they will come into this one full of confidence having returned to the top of the table in the previous weekend.

But, West Brom midfielder, Jake Livermore, has analysed Bielsa’s style, insisting it could help the Baggies’ chances of getting all three points at the Hawthorns.

In an interview with Express and Star, the midfielder admitted that Leeds’ tactics could play into West Brom’s favour when the teams face off on Saturday evening:

“They’re coming here to play good football, I’d imagine, and maybe that’ll help us in the system that we’re in,” said the 28-year-old.

“We’ve found it difficult against those teams that try and play a more direct way and sit in – we’ve found that quite difficult.

“With Leeds coming to play an expansive game and play football, it’ll be a match of football rather than (trying) to disrupt it.”

The Verdict

Livermore’s comments are certainly something for Bielsa to ponder, but I highly doubt it will change his tactics heading into this game.

West Brom are on a poor run of form, but on their day, they definitely have the quality to hurt Leeds.

If the likes of Harvey Barnes and Dwight Gayle can rediscover their good run of form then the Baggies are likely to be challenging for promotion in no time.

Thoughts? Let us know! 

Editorial Assistant at Snack Media, writing for Football League World on a regular basis! Sports Journalism graduate from Southampton Solent University.

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