“The Hammers need the points to strengthen their hold on sixth place, which would give them a spot in the Europa League.
“Liverpool and Southampton are breathing down their neck and although seventh place might still be enough should Manchester United win the FA Cup, Slaven Bilic is understandably keen for his side to keep matters in their own hands.
“West Ham’s form is by far the better of the two; they’re unbeaten in nine, while West Brom are looking for a first win in seven.”
West Brom head coach Tony Pulis: “West Ham have had a wonderful season. They have signed some good players and Slaven (Bilic) is a good manager.
“He has come back to England, knows the scene, and taken the bull by the horns.”
West Ham manager Slaven Bilic: “The top six is a target and it has been a target for quite a while now. It wasn’t a target at the beginning of the season but with four games to go we have a little bit of a gap, but we can’t afford to lose games.
“It’s going to be hard but we are unbeaten in a long time, we have had a good run and we are fully motivated. If we continue to play like we have been playing, we have a good chance.”
West Brom ended a run of three straight defeats with a draw against Tottenham on Monday.
Tony Pulis’ side never seem to have to wait too long to pick up a point – and when they get one decent result they tend to get two or three on the bounce.