Our prediction for this Premier League match:
There will be fireworks when WBA and Aston Villa face each other in the West Midlands derby on Sunday evening. The Baggies did well to hold Man City to a 1-1 draw at Etihad Stadium, but that did not help boss Slaven Bilic keep his job. New head coach Sam Allardyce is eager to help the newcomers improve their game, and they are likely to fight tooth and nail in the local derby.
The Villans, on the other hand, have been producing fine displays on their return to the English top flight, and they are surely capable of matching the Baggies at the Hawthorns. A close encounter is on the horizon in the West Midlands derby, and we are tempted to put our money on draw. The good news for the visitors is that Ross Barkley has overcome his injury. Branislav Ivanovic, on the other hand, should be recalled to the starting XI for the hosts.