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Match Previews

Albion v Brentford match preview

3 December 2018

ALBION return to The Hawthorns with a Sky Bet Championship game against Brentford on Monday night (ko 8pm).

The opposition 

Brentford currently sit 18th in the table having collected 21 points from their 19 fixtures so far this season.

Former boss Dean Smith had been in charge of The Bees for just under three years before he left to join Aston Villa in October, with Thomas Frank subsequently being promoted from assistant to Head Coach.

Frank, who managed Danish side Brondby IF between 2013 and 2016, has had a tough start to life at the helm, winning one and losing six of his first seven games.

Last time out

Albion were emphatic winners in the most recent meeting between the sides.

A brace from Rob Hulse, as well as goals from Bernt Haas and Scott Dobie, earned the Baggies a comfortable 4-0 Carling Cup victory way back in August 2003.



  • Darren Moore's men are the second highest scorers in England's top four divisions after netting 41 Championship goals so far this season. Only Manchester City (43) have more.
  • Albion have a remarkable home record against Brentford, winning every single time the sides have met in a competitive game at The Hawthorns (P9, W9).
  • James Morrison made his 300th league appearance for the Baggies in Wednesday’s win over Swansea City.


  • Brentford have lost all of their last three Championship games, and were defeated 3-2 by Sheffield United in their last match on Tuesday evening.
  • The sides haven't played each other in the league since February 1992, when Albion won 2-0 in the old Third Division.
  • Forward Neal Maupay is second in the Championship's top scorers chart with 13 goals to his name.

From the archive 

Here are the highlights from Albion’s last clash with Brentford…

Head to head

The Baggies come out on top in the overall head-to-head record.

Of the 16 matches that have been played, Albion have triumphed 11 times, there have been two stalemates and Brentford have won on three occasions.

Man in the middle

The referee for Monday evening’s match is Darren Bond, and he’ll be assisted by Matthew McGrath and Mark Jones - with Peter Bankes as the fourth official.

It’ll be Bond’s first time in charge of an Albion game this season.

Ticket news

Tickets remain on general sale for the fixture, with seats prices adults £20/£23, seniors £15/£17, students & U23s £15, U18s & disabled £10 and U11s just £5.

They can be purchased online, in person from the East Stand Ticket Office or by calling 0121 227 2227. 

Follow the game

Comprehensive coverage of the clash with Brentford is available in our Match Centre, where you can listen to live commentary on WBA Radio or follow our live text feed.

WBA Radio is the only service that allows Baggies fans around the world - from Smethwick to the Sahara - access to uninterrupted live commentaries from every one of our competitive games. iFollow subscribers can join Gez Mulholland and Dave Bowler for Baggies-biased live commentary on Monday.

International supporters who have an iFollow subscription may be able to live stream the game depending on where they are located around the world. To find out, click here.

You’ll also be able to find score updates on the club's social media channels.

Twitter - @WBA

Facebook - West Bromwich Albion

Instagram - wba

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Match Reports

Albion 1 Brentford 1

3 December 2018

ALBION were denied by a late Brentford fightback on an evening of frustration at The Hawthorns.

Lewis Macleod headed an added-time leveller for the Bees after Harvey Barnes drilled home the opener in the 77th minute, much to the dismay of the Baggies, who had domianted throughout.

Darren Moore's side registered 14 shots during a first half which saw Jay Rodriguez and Hal Robson-Kanu go agonisingly close before Matt Phillips struck the crossbar.

Sam Johnstone was called upon to make a superb reaction save to deny Emiliano Marcondes after the restart, before Barnes' eighth goal of the season looked to have settled matters in what was the first league meeting between the two sides since 1992.

But late drama meant Albion were pegged back and must now settle for 10 points from the last 12 on offer.

Moore kept faith with an unchanged starting XI for the fourth match in succession, looking to continue a rich vein of form.

And the hosts came within inches of a dream start after just three minutes yet a sliding Rodriguez could only turn Barnes' low cross over the bar from two yards out.

Ollie Watkins curled an effort narrowly wide for the Bees but it was the hosts who dominated the first period, Robson-Kanu and again Rodriguez going close from another cross.

Albion missed a second glorious opportunity just before the half hour as Robson-Kanu sent a close-range header wide from Kieran Gibbs' cross with the goal at his mercy.

Minuter later, Robson-Kanu came close to connecting with a rebound as Dan Bentley parried Phillips' fierce drive, before the Brentford keeper tipped over from the Baggies wide man.

And it was Phillips who rattled the woodwork from distance just before the break as the opening 45 minutes somehow finished goalless.

Dwight Gayle was introduced at the interval for Robson-Kanu, who took a knock to a knee during the first half.

Former Albion man Romaine Sawyers blazed over for Brentford soon after the restart, with the second period going on to become a stop-start affair lacking any real fluidity.

And it was Sam Johnstone who was called upon to make a superb reflex save to deny Emiliano from six yards in the 67th minute.

Barnes' strike, his eighth of the campaign, saw relief wash over The Hawthorns as Albion looked to have successfully avoided a frustrating stalemate.

The Leicester loanee saw his initial shot blocked but was able to adjust his body and fire an unstoppable left-footed strike beyond Bentley.

It looked to be enough for Darren Moore's men but Macleod stole in with 90 minutes on the clock to nod past Johnstone and deny the Baggies four straight wins and their best form of the campaign to date.

Attention now turns to Friday night's clash with Aston Villa at The Hawthorns.

ALBION: Johnstone, Adarabioyo, Dawson, Hegazi, Gibbs, Phillips, Livermore (c), Morrison, Robson-Kanu (Gayle 46), Rodriguez, Barnes.

Subs: Myhill, Mears, Brunt, Harper, Barry, Hoolahan.

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Ticket News

Brentford battle on general sale

1 December 2018

TICKETS remain on general sale for Albion’s Sky Bet Championship clash with Brentford.

The Baggies face the Bees at The Hawthorns on Monday, December 3 (ko 8pm).

Seats are priced adults £20/23, seniors £15/£17, students & U23s £15, U18s & disabled £10 and U11s just £5.

Tickets can be purchased online, in person from the East Stand Ticket Office or by calling 0121 227 2227.

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