Only eight teams have won more FA Cup trophies than West Bromwich Albion’s five. Only seven teams have been to more FA Cup finals.
Somewhat surprising and interesting facts which will have no impact on this Wednesday’s fourth round FA Cup replay. Especially seeing as the last of their five wins came back in 1968. Which was also the last time they featured in a final. That’s not to dismiss their chances as we’ve seen several unlikely candidates make it to Wembley (or the Millenium Stadium) in recent times. Maybe not as unlikely as Peterborough United whose best result was a quarter-final appearance fifty-one years ago.
- The Baggies are currentlyto win this season’s FA Cup if you’re interested in that kind of thing.
They’ll need to get past the League One side at London Road first.
The Posh scored two late goals at The Hawthorns to set up this replay. This will mean an extra bit of money in the bank as their fans will likely pack out the stadium in the hopes of beating their Premier League rivals. Sadly replays don’t tend to work out very well for lower league teams when they’re up against someone from the top tier.
Looking back at the last five FA Cup competitions as well as this season there have been 31 replays played between Premier League teams and a side from a lower division. The Premier League teams have won 28 of the 31 replays for a 90% success rate.
West Brom have won on their last four visits to London Road, including an FA Cup replay in 2009. The Baggies have also won five of the six FA Cup and League Cup games they’ve played there, the last four of which they won to nil.
- West Brom to win to nil
Saido Berahino scored both West Brom goals in the first game and has three goals in two FA Cup appearances this season. The want-away striker is thefavourite to score first orto score anytime.
- West Brom to win and Berahino to score anytime at
Neither side comes in to this game on a good run of form managing just one win a-piece in their last five games. If there is any slight advantage when it comes to current form then it goes to Peterborough who somehow managed to hang on to a one goal lead despite having two players sent off in their away game against Chesterfield.
The Posh did brilliantly to earn themselves a second chance of beating West Brom and in front of their own fans they’ll feel they’re in with a shout of winning the match within 90 minutes at .
However the history between these two clubs and the the record of lower tier teams in replays against Premier League sides suggests the Baggies will win out at .