Championship

John Smith's Stadium

Saturday 20th November 2021 -  15:00
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Key Events

Albion return to Sky Bet Championship action following the final international break of 2021 with a trip to Huddersfield Town on Saturday (ko 3pm).

The Baggies, who are third in the table, will be hoping to close the gap on top two AFC Bournemouth and Fulham by picking up their first away win since the 4-0 triumph at Cardiff City in late September.

Hosts Huddersfield have made a positive start to the season and head into the clash at the John Smith’s Stadium sitting comfortably inside the top ten, despite not winning either of their two most recent matches before the break.

Carlos Corberan’s side have a strong home record, taking 16 points from their first eight games with five victories to their name in front of their supporters.

Huddersfield Town's John Smith's Stadium

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Opposition 

Saturday’s opponents Huddersfield Town will be hoping to build on their impressive start to the season when Albion come to town.

The Terriers have taken 25 points from their 17 games so far, with 16 of those coming at the John Smith’s Stadium.

Town are unbeaten in their last four league games on home soil and have suffered just two Sky Bet Championship defeats in front of their own fans in 2021/22. 

This weekend’s hosts are now well into their third season in the second tier of English football having been relegated from the top flight in May 2019, but they’ve struggled to challenge in the Championship and have finished 18th and 20th respectively in the last two terms.

However, there’s real hope this year can be different. Carlos Corberan’s side have secured a number of eye-catching victories and will have their sights firmly set on another against the Baggies as they try and maintain their play-off push.

The 38-year-old Spaniard, who represented Valencia CF at youth level before moving into coaching at the young age of 23, was appointed boss in the summer of 2020 having previously worked at Leeds United as the Whites’ U23’s manager. 

He’s won 19 of his 67 games in charge of Huddersfield, drawing 18 and losing 30.

Terriers boss Carlos Corberán

Classic match

Albion secured a 2-0 win at Huddersfield in the third round of the FA Cup back in January 2010.

Late goals from Graham Dorrans and Chris Wood sealed safe passage to round four.

Did you know? 

Albion’s top goalscorer this season Karlan Grant (eight goals) bagged 23 in 57 appearances for the Terriers between January 2019 and October 2020.

Karlan scored for Huddersfield at The Hawthorns in their 4-2 defeat back in September 2019.

KG in action for Huddersfield Town

Away Kit Colours

Albion will wear their yellow third kit at the John Smith’s Stadium on Saturday. 

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LV BET's latest odds

Albion are the favourites at 9/8 (2.12) to beat Huddersfield Town this weekend.

If you’re expecting a high-scoring encounter this Saturday, much like previous meetings between the sides (12 goals in three matches), then LV BET has this fixture to produce over 3.0 goals available at 43/20 (3.15).

West Bromwich Albion have won six games in which they’ve scored first this season. The Baggies are at 7/10 (1.70) find the back of the net first – Karlan Grant leads the anytime goalscorer market at 39/20 (2.95) – and at 7/2 (4.50) to win the game with both sides scoring.

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Away Supporter and Disability Access Guides

Albion fans travelling to west Yorkshire this weekend can access information regarding matchday and disability access guides here.

A 10-man Albion side were edged out by Huddersfield Town at The John Smith's Stadium on Saturday afternoon. 

Carlos Corberan's men took the lead in the opening six minutes courtesy of Danel Sinani's low finish, and captain Jake Livermore's dismissal for a high boot after the break made the visitors' pursuit of an equaliser increasingly difficult during the second half.

And although it didn't limit the the Baggies' attacking play following good chances for Taylor Gardner-Hickman, Kyle Bartley and Matt Phillips during the game, Valérien Ismaël's team couldn't force a leveller as they left west Yorkshire empty-handed.

Albion’s early pressing suggested it could become a common theme during the first 45 minutes, but a piercing ball within the opening 10 minutes ensured the hosts seized the initiative with their first chance.

Danny Ward found himself free behind the Baggies backline to take the ball under his spell and burst into the box, allowing time to look up and put the opening goal on a plate for Sinani who tapped home with keeper Sam Johnstone stranded.

Chances were at a premium following the goal, although Matty Phillips and Kyle Bartley did both have good openings for Ismaël’s side.

Albion’s No.5 volleyed just wide of the post and Phillips headed narrowly over the crossbar. Unfortunately, neither could prevent the boys in yellow-and-blue from trailing at the interval.

Two big chances fell each side’s way during the early stages of the second half and while both should’ve been put away, neither could capitalise on their inviting opportunities.

The first fell the way of Albion and after Alex Mowatt’s lovely ball into the area was nodded towards Gardner-Hickman, the youngster must’ve seen his first senior goal rattling the net in front of him. Yet, despite his powerful connection, the wing-back smashed a shot wide of the post.

Then the hosts had their moment to find the net following a quick counter down the left wing which saw a well-weighted ball roll into Ward’s path inside the box. But unchallenged, the striker guided a shot wide.

Albion’s task was made even harder heading into the last 15 minutes when skipper Livermore’s high boot was deemed to be a dangerous passage of play by referee Tim Robinson, prompting a straight red card.

However, a goal nearly fell their way when Matt Clarke bravely headed a cross from the left towards the bottom corner. The ball trickeld just past Nicholls’ left post, though, as the Baggies suffered a fourth consecutive Sky Bet Championship defeat on the road.

Albion: Johnstone; Kipre, Bartley, Clarke; Gardner-Hickman, Livermore, Mowatt (Molumby 75), Townsend; Diangana (Hugill 61), Phillips (Furlong 82), Grant.

Substitutes: Button, Ajayi, Reach, Robinson.

Red cards: Jake Livermore (Albion)