West Bromwich Albion vs Huddersfield Town – Match Preview

West Bromwich Albion vs Huddersfield Town
Sunday 22nd September 2019
Sky Bet Championship

Sky Sports Football – Kick-Off: 12:00 BST

West Bromwich Albion return to the Hawthorns this weekend as they host Huddersfield Town in the SkyBet Championship on Sunday afternoon.

The Baggies currently sit 6th in the Championship standings, and Slaven Bilic’s side are the only team in the league yet to suffer defeat so far this season. The same cannot be said however for Huddersfield Town. The Terriers rank 23rd in the Championship and have lost 6 out of 7 of their league fixtures this season, only registering a point in the 1-1 draw with QPR. Following their wretched run of form, Jan Siewert parted company with the club, and Danny and Nicky Cowley were appointed, leaving their role at League one side Lincoln City.

The Cowley brother’s introduction to Championship management ended in a 2-0 defeat to Sheffield Wednesday, but there is now a sense of positivity amongst the Terriers supporters after a disappointing beginning to the season following the arrival of Danny and Nicky Cowley.

The last time these two sides met was in the Premier League campaign of 2017/18, a season to forget for all concerned with West Brom as they suffered the heartbreak of relegation. Huddersfield completed the double over the Baggies and boast a good record in recent years against this weekend’s opponents. West Brom have won only four of the last sixteen meetings against Huddersfield but will be expected to claim all three points this time round.

Huddersfield come into this fixture as heavy underdogs, especially considering the seriously contrasting form of the two sides. SkyBet are offering odds of 4/1 for an away win.

Grady Diangana on loan from Premier League side West Ham United has enjoyed a bright start with West Brom and has scored three times already this season for the Baggies. The DR Congo international previously worked under current manager Slaven Bilic at West Brom, and his contributions may well be an added extra to West Brom’s promotion hopes come the end of the season. Diangana to score and West Brom to win is priced at 12/2 on SkyBet.

I expect West Brom to come away with all three points, however I don’t think it will be as one sided as the two sides form would suggest. There is some hope for Huddersfield in the fact that West Brom are yet to keep a clean sheet in the league so far this season. BTTS may be a sensible pick to choose for this fixture. BTTS is priced at 8/11 on SkyBet.

The man in charge of this weekends fixture is Tim Robinson who has appeared in five matches so far this season, awarding 20 yellow cards in the process. This considered I would recommend a minimum of 30+ booking points for this match.

This match will be shown live on Sky Sports Football and kick off is scheduled to take place at 12:00 BST.

Prediction: West Brom 2-1 Huddersfield Town

Suggested Tips – West Bromwich Albion vs Huddersfield Town – (SKYBET)

  • Correct score – West Brom 2-1 Huddersfield Town – (link no longer available).

Suggested Tips – West Bromwich Albion vs Huddersfield Town – (SKYBET)

  • West Brom to win and BTTS – 11/4.
  • Scorecast (SkyBet): Charlie Austin to score first, and West Brom to win 2-1 – 20/1.
  • Charlie Austin to score first – 10/3.
  • West Brom to win 1-0, 2-0, or 2-1 – 7/4.
  • Huddersfield Town to win 1-0 – 14/1.

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