West Brom vs Swansea: Date, Time, Live Stream, TV Info and Preview
West Brom and Swansea are set to face off at The Hawthorns in what should be an intriguing early-season Premier League encounter.
Last season's meetings between these two clubs resulted in a win apiece, with the Swans winning 3-1 at the Liberty Stadium last November. The Baggies gained revenge with a 2-1 victory on home turf in the return match in March, and they ended the season one place and three points ahead of the Welsh outfit.
Here's everything you need to know, together with a match preview, about this weekend's match.
Location: The Hawthorns, Birmingham, England
Date: Sunday, 1 September 2013
Time: 8.30 a.m. ET (1.30 p.m. BST)
TV information: NBC Sports Live Extra network
Live stream: NBC Sports Live Extra
Odds, courtesy of Oddschecker.com: West Brom win: 13/8, Swansea win: 15/8, Draw: 12/5
Both sides come into this match looking for their first win in the league so far this season. West Brom earned their first point of the campaign with a 0-0 draw away at Everton, thanks in no small way to an inspired performance from goalkeeper Ben Foster.
However, Foster will be missing for up to 12 weeks after sustaining a stress fracture to a foot during his heroic display at Goodison Park, so Boaz Myhill is sure to step in.
West Brom have yet to score in the Premier League this term, but they will be boosted by the return of striker Nicolas Anelka, who the Daily Mail reports is back with the club after a spell away on compassionate leave following the death of his agent Eric Manasse.
Defeats at home to Man United and away to Spurs have left Swansea at the foot of the Premier League table, and they will hope to have shaken off the effects that playing in Romania on Thursday night by the time kick-off rolls around on Sunday.
Left-back Neil Taylor is out for up to six weeks with a thigh injury, so Ben Davies could step in, while Nathan Dyer missed the second leg of the Europa League tie away to Petrolul Ploiesti with a hamstring problem.
Here are some players to watch and a match prediction for this Premier League encounter:
West Brom Player to Watch: Scott Sinclair
Having joined on loan from Man City last week, Scott Sinclair started in the Baggies' 3-0 Capital One Cup win over Newport County and will be keen to do so when they face Welsh opposition again on Sunday.
The 24-year-old winger has not started a league fixture since City's draw with Arsenal on September 23 last year, and he will keen to prove his doubters wrong after a 12 months he will want to forget.
Swansea City Player to Watch: Wilfried Bony
Swansea's record £12m signing will be striving to get onto the scoresheet again after a decent start to his career with the Welsh club.
Goals in Europe and on his Premier league debut against Man United showed off why manager Michael Laudrup made his move for the 24-year-old.
Having been kept out of the Thursday night trip to Romania as a precaution over an ankle injury, Bony will want to fire his side to their first league win if he is fit enough.
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