West Brom were unable to capitalize on the influence from Pepe Mel in their 1-0 away loss to Southampton, but were still able to hold a dominant Southampton side to just one goal. West Brom really struggled up front but defensively the Baggies were mostly resolute and kept Southampton at bay for most of the match. Unfortunately for West Brom the loss means that they have now won just one Premier League match in their last 11.

Following Saturday’s 2-0 home win over Norwich, Everton have gone unbeaten in 13 out of their last 14 Premier League matches. The last time that Everton allowed more than one goal was back in November in their 3-3 draw against Liverpool.

What to expect

West Brom will be hoping for the resurgence that often comes with a new manager at the helm having won just one of their last 11 Premier League matches. They face an Everton side that have still lost just twice, however, winning 4 of their last 6 meetings with the Baggies, and the Toffees will hope that top scorer Romelu Lukaku can come back to haunt his former club.

This will be West Brom’s first match under the tutelage of former Real Betis coach Pepe Mel. Billy Jones has had minor eye surgery so he is likely to be out for another week or so, with Steven Reid keeping his place at right-back. Claudio Yacob should return to the starting eleven, while striker Saido Berahino will hope for more action now that Shane Long looks set to complete a move to Hull.

Ross Barkley has suffered a fractured toe and could be out for some time so new signing Aidan McGeady could get more playing time than he may have imagined upon his arrival. Nevertheless Roberto Martinez is unlikely to make too many changes to a side that picked up a comfortable 2-0 win over Norwich last time out. Sylvain Distin should be back in contention having trained this week but may not be rushed back into action, with youngster John Stones performing well in his absence.

Predicted Starting Line-Ups

 

Match Prediction

This will be a baptism by fire for Pepe Mel as there aren’t many tougher matches than Everton right now and he’s unlikely to get off to a winning start come Monday night.

West Bromwich Albion 1-2 Everton

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