When these clubs last met back in October, the Baggies went into the fixture with a real opportunity to embed themselves in the European seats at the top of the league, and Blackpool were without a home win since Sean Connery last played James Bond.
Whilst it would be unfair to say that things have gone all wrong for Roberto Di Matteo since his bright introduction to Premier League life, he will be desperate to secure a home win here to silence the whispers of a relegation battle in the weeks ahead.
Blackpool keep getting stronger. After coming from behind to beat Liverpool in mid-week, Ian Holloway’s men are looking more and more assured of top-flight football next season- a stunning achievement. There have been a few rumours circulating about the future of club captain, Charlie Adam, however Holloway has looked to douse speculation linking the influential midfielder with a move, labelling bids received so far as “disgraceful.”
It might be easy to get carried away and back the Seasiders to get another good away win on Saturday. Do not, however, underestimate how big this fixture could be in defining how the rest of the season plays out for the hosts. I fancy them to nick it.