29 December 2019 13:15
Get the biggest West Brom FC stories by email Subscribe Thank you for subscribing We have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Could not subscribe, try again later Invalid Email "Whether there will be any contact over the weekend I'm not sure, I'll go to Leeds v Millwall to start preparing for the next game. There were mixed results for onlooking Albion fans as another dramatic Championship afternoon, leaves West Brom clinging onto automatic promotion hopes. Their win over Birmingham City on Friday, brought them to within four points of the top two. That gap is now back up to six after Leeds United won a five goal thriller at Elland Road to move back into the top two. Sheffield United were beaten by Bristol City after Andreas Weimann scored a hat trick at Bramall Lane.
With seven games to go, Norwich seem sure to win promotion, they are seven points clear of third after their win over Middlesbrough. Shan was forced to replace the largely ineffective James Morrison with Hal Robson-Kanu at half-time through injury. In amongst all the drama of West Bromwich Albion's dramatic derby victory over Birmingham City, was a moment that did the Baggies proud - and Everton for that matter. Mason Holgate, the young defender on loan from the Toffees, made a beeline for the Albion supporters after the remarkable comeback at The Hawthorns. West Bromwich Albion loanee Stefan Johansen is said to be on the radar of Championship promotion rivals Leeds United.
"Nothing but a Chelsea win here," Merson told Sky Sports. "I thought Chelsea were very good against Brighton, it's probably the best I have seen them play in a long time. I expect Chelsea to win comfortably." Lawrenson echoed Merson's thoughts and has predicted a 2-0 home victory in his BBC column, while Owen believes Chelsea will win and both teams will score. Owen explained in his BetVictor column: "Chelsea followed up their late win at Cardiff with a resounding 3-0 home win over Brighton on Wednesday and will be hoping to make it a quick double when they host West Ham. Now you've seen what the pundits are predicting, you can try your hand at our new Footie5 game with the Pools! How to play Footie5 Football fans could win £25,000 on this weekend's Premier League games playing Footie5.
Once you're set up you will be presented with five matches taking place over the coming days and it is your job to predict the scores. If you predict five correct scores you can win £25,000. Pick any two correct scores based on your Footie5 predictions to win £15 Pick any three correct scores based on your Footie5 predictions to win £75 Both of these betting opportunities have a £2 fixed stake and the returns shown are inclusive of the stake. Next round of Footie 5 fixtures on April 6: Bournemouth vs Burnley, Huddersfield Town vs Leicester, Newcastle United vs Crystal Palace, Birmingham vs Leeds United, Preston vs Sheffield United. Keep up to date with the latest news, features and exclusives from football.london via the free football.london app for iPhone and Android. Birmingham striker Che Adams has scored 22 goals this season Premier League promotion hopefuls Leeds United slipped to a potentially damaging defeat at struggling Birmingham. Bamford missed another fine chance before Blues goalkeeper Lee Camp denied him a leveller with an excellent save, as Leeds slipped to third - one point behind Sheffield United. Mike Dean is set to take charge of Birmingham City v Leeds United. Leeds United are back in action on Saturday afternoon as they travel to St Andrews to take on Birmingham City, with the Whites attempting to continue their push for promotion. Saturday's dramatic 3-2 home win over Millwall – coupled with Sheffield United's defeat at home to Bristol City – means Leeds are back in the top two. With seven games of the season left to go, Leeds are now in the box seat to claim second place in the Championship table, which would secure them a place in the Premier League once again. This weekend though, Leeds face a potential banana skin as they travel to take on Birmingham City, who beat Leeds 2-1 at Elland Road back in September. The Blues are managed by ex-Leeds boss Garry Monk, and he would love to snap a losing run with a win over his former club, especially after the recent blow of a nine-point deduction. Now, there's interesting news about the game, as Mike Dean has been named as the referee for the clash, with a big name appointed at St Andrews. Dean is possibly the best known referee in the country, more for his bizarre, dramatic antics than his refereeing, and after a 100th red card in Manchester United's clash with Wolves last night, he has only added to his card record. Unsurprisingly, the news that Dean will be refereeing Saturday's game hasn't gone down well with either side, as fans of the two sides have taken to Twitter to share their concerns that Dean will be card happy or even give Leeds the benefit of the doubt in some decisions. #lufc — Leeds United Balkan (@LeedsUtdBalkan) April 2, 2019 The referee for Birmingham and Leeds mike Dean another poor choice we will get nothing from him bad — Michael Matthews (@Michael05677052) April 2, 2019 Announce leeds penalty and leeds win — dann read (@dannread04) April 2, 2019 Noel Whelan has predicted Marcelo Bielsa will recall Kiko Casilla to the Leeds United starting XI for tomorrow's showdown against Birmingham City. Casilla missed Leeds' 3-2 win over Millwall last weekend as he served a one-match suspension for the red card he received late in the team's defeat to Sheffield United last month. "The one change that will definitely be made is Casilla for Peacock-Farrell," said Whelan, speaking exclusively to Football Insider. Nearly all of the changes made by the Argentine manager have been a result of injuries and suspensions, with remarkably few players dropped from the side. Leeds head to St Andrews second in the league with 76 points while Birmingham are 18th with 41 points after suffering a nine-point deduction last month for financial reasons. In other Leeds United transfer news, Noel Whelan has exclusively told Football Insider his fears that these two Leeds players will QUIT.