Glenn Hoddle says we'll have the play the patience game against a West Brom outfit determined to hold onto their Premiership status.
Pre-season favourites for relegation, the Baggies have only lost by more than one goal once in the last two months.
Famed for their 1-0 wins - 15 to gain promotion alongside 26 clean sheets last season - Gary Megson's men did it again against Middlesbrough to climb out of the bottom three last weekend.
"Gary is doing a terrific job there," said Glenn. "They play to a system and they work exceedingly hard.
"They've gone down early in games away from home but never been trounced and kept things ticking over for the 90 minutes.
"Everton was an example of that. They were still going for the equaliser right until the final whistle and it was a tough game for Everton.
"We're expecting a difficult game and our crowd have got to be patient and behind us for 90 minutes.
"It might take a patient game for us to break them down."