Sports West Brom vs Aston Villa: Championship match preview, team news, predicted line-ups, plus more Published 5 days ago on December 6, 2018 By Frank Couper Share Tweet live on talksport2 Two sides bidding to return to the Premier League meet at the Hawthorns on Friday night West Brom and Aston Villa both continue their pursuit of Premier League football at the Hawthorns on Friday night. The Baggies lost ground on league-leaders Norwich after Brentford equalised in stoppage time to snatch a 1-1 draw on Monday. Villa are currently flying Nonetheless, they remain unbeaten in their last four and within reach of the automatic promotion places in third. Meanwhile, Villa have been unstoppable under their new manager, flying up the Championship table with six wins in Dean Smith’s opening eight games. They’re now within three points of the play-off places after recovering from a dreadful start to the season. West From must bounce back from Brentford’s late goal Where can I listen? West Brom vs Aston Villa will be live on talkSPORT2, kick-off 8pm. Team news Bakary Sako has returned to training for West From after missing their last three matches, while Kyle Bartley remains sidelined. Hal Robson-Kanu came off at half-time against Brentford and is unlikely to feature. Adomah could return Alan Hutton is back for Aston Villa after a suspension and winger Albert Adomah should cover from an injury suffered in the 4-2 victory over Birmingham two weeks ago. Predicted line-ups West Brom: Johnstone, Adarabioyo, Hegazi, Dawson, Gibbs, Phillips, Livermore, Morrison, Barnes, Rodriguez, Gayle. Aston Villa: Nyland, Hutton, Tuanzebe, Chester, Taylor, Adomah, Hourihane, Whelan, Kodjia, Grealish, Abraham. SURPRISE PACKAGE Ex-Chelsea man impressed by Xherdan Shaqiri’s start to Liverpool career RANT Chelsea will finish outside the top four unless these changes happen – Adrian Durham In demand Fulham interested in signing Man Utd defender, but he wants Serie A return REVEALED Who is the early favourite to succeed Paul Clement at Reading? get him back Liverpool can recall loan star from Derby in January, Lampard confirms OUT OF LUCK Arsenal boss fears defender faces lengthy spell out with knee injury REVEALED Leicester chairman’s helicopter crashed due to pedal mechanism disconnecting CROCKED Bournemouth star out for the season with knee injury This story was originally published by talkSPORT Share this:Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window) Related Related Topics:ChampionshipEFLFootball Up Next Tevez: Spain have set the right example for dealing with Ultras Don't Miss Fulham interested in transfer deal for Manchester United defender Matteo Darmian, but he wants Serie A return Continue Reading You may like Liverpool injury news: Joel Matip taken to hospital after Champions League win over Napoli – reports Arsenal nearly missed out on transfer of Lucas Torreira until Unai Emery called him before the World Cup Barcelona 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur: Lucas Moura strikes late to send Spurs to Champions League knockout stages Follow Us On Flipboard Magazine. Latest U.S. Politics17 mins ago Celebs hawking Cîroc vodka didn’t mention paid ad deal: FTC Sean “Diddy” Combs helped to make Cîroc a best-selling vodka — but he and scores of other celebs never said... Business1 hour ago How Eddie Redmayne Inspired Glossier’s Best-Selling Cleanser Glossier, the hit e-commerce beauty brand that recently opened a flagship store in New York, announced Tuesday that it will... Local2 hours ago Meng Wanzhou: Trump could intervene in case of Huawei executive Image copyright Reuters Image caption Meng Wanzhou has said she will contest allegations of fraud Donald Trump says he could... Local3 hours ago ‘If you Google the word idiot, a picture of Donald Trump comes up?’ Google’s Chief executive Sundar Pichai went in front of US Congress to defend his company to lawmakers. He faced questions... Entertainment3 hours ago Duchess Meghan Gives a Sweet Nod to Father-in-Law Prince Charles Meghan, Duchess of Sussex on stage during The Fashion Awards 2018Tristan Fewings/BFC/Getty Images A sweet statement! Duchess Meghan gave a... Most Read Local1 week ago Wilder v Fury: Stunning draw in the WBC world heavyweight title fight Sports5 days ago Maurizio Sarri is steering Chelsea away from top four for second year running unless these changes are made, says Adrian Durham Sports5 days ago Who are the two best central defenders in the world?