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Match Previews

Albion v Ipswich match preview

8 March 2019

Albion begin a run of three games in a week ahead of the March international break when Ipswich Town visit The Hawthorns this Saturday (ko 3pm).

The opposition 

Ipswich currently sit bottom of the Sky Bet Championship table. They’ve picked up 21 points having won three, drawn 12 and lost 20 of their 35 games so far.

Town are managed by former Norwich City, Aston Villa and Wolves boss Paul Lambert after the dismissal of Paul Hurst back in October.

Last time out

The last time the Baggies faced Ipswich was in November, with Jay Rodriguez and Harvey Barnes helping the Baggies into the lead.

Kayden Jackson scored for the Tractor Boys with five minutes left to play to ensure it would be a tense finale, but Albion held on to win 2-1 at Portman Road.

Stats

Albion

• The Baggies are unbeaten at home to Ipswich since the turn of the century (P5, W4, D1).

• Aside from the opening day of the season, Albion haven't lost at The Hawthorns to any of the teams currently in the bottom half of the Championship table.

• Darren Moore's side are the second highest scorers in the division (67). Only table-topping Norwich have netted more (71).

Opposition

• Ipswich, contrary to Albion, are the second lowest scorers in the Championship (27).

• The Blues haven’t won any of their last eight league games (D3, L5).

• Town's last victory at The Hawthorns was a 1-0 triumph in March 1999.

From the archive

Here are the highlights from a 2-0 victory for Albion against Ipswich Town at The Hawthorns in August 2009.

The Baggies were two up by half-time thanks to goals from Youssouf Mulumbu and Robert Koren, which would prove to be enough for the three points.

Head to head

Ipswich come out on top in the head-to-head record.

Of the 71 matches that have been played, Albion have triumphed 22 times, there have been 16 draws and the Tractor Boys have won on 33 occasions.

Man in the middle

The referee for Saturday’s match is Andy Woolmer, and he’ll be assisted by Adrian Waters and Mark Jones - with Craig Hicks as the fourth official.

Andy Woolmer is yet to referee an Albion game this season.

Ticket news

Tickets are still on general sale for the game. 

Adults £20/23
Seniors 60+ £15/17
Students £15
Under-23s £15
Under-18s £10
Disabled £10
Under-11s £5

Tickets 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 Ipswich 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 former Albion player Andy Johnson for Baggies-biased live commentary on Saturday.

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 Ipswich Town 1

9 March 2019

Albion were held to a 1-1 Sky Bet Championship draw against Ipswich Town at The Hawthorns.

Stefan Johansen's deflected free-kick, his maiden goal for the club, handed the Baggies the lead after just four minutes.

Yet Jon Nolan's 48th-minute header ensured the shares were spoiled and both sides claimed a point apiece.

Albion, who remain fourth in the table, will look to get back to winning ways at home to Swansea City on Wednesday night.

The Baggies showed five changes from last weekend's defeat at Leeds, Johansen, Kyle Bartley, Conor Townsend, Jacob Murphy and Matt Phillips coming into a new-look system.

And it was the hosts who made a dream early start when Johansen's 20-yard free-kick was deflected past a wrong-footed Bartosz Bialkowski.

The early goal did not dent Town's confidence as they attacked with intent, Collin Quaner going close while Luke Chambers fired off target.

Dwight Gayle sent a free-kick narrowly wide for the Baggies before Murphy was denied by Bialkowski's fingertip save.

Sam Johnstone made a super stop with his feet to deny Quaner just after the half-hour mark, with Gayle firing into the side-netting at the other end in response.

Bialkowski was twice called into action to make fine saves just before the break, denying Murphy at the end of a flowing Baggies move before keeping out Adarabioyo's header from the subsequent corner.

Gayle sent a free-kick narrowly off target after the restart yet the visitors were level within three second-half minutes, Nolan rising to head home James Bree's cross.

Gayle drilled over when well placed before Alan Judge sent a dipping long-range half-volley over the bar for the Tractor Boys.

Jonathan Leko replaced Phillips just after the hour mark, with Bialkowski and Johnstone making excellent saves to deny Gayle and half-time substitute Kayden Jackson respectively.

James Morrison was introduced for Johansen as the clash entered the final 20 minutes, captain Jake Livermore firing over from the edge of the penalty area.

Jackson was denied by another fine Johnstone save and, after Adarabioyo hobbled off to be replaced by Sam Field in the closing stages, the encounter finished honours even.

Albion: Johnstone, Dawson, Bartley, Adarabioyo (Field 86), Phillips (Leko 63), Livermore (c), Johansen (Morrison 71), Murphy, Townsend, Rodriguez, Gayle.

Subs: Bond, Brunt, Harper, Montero.

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Ticket News

Ipswich tickets on general sale

8 March 2019

Tickets are now on general sale for Albion's Sky Bet Championship clash with Ipswich Town.

The Tractor Boys travel to The Hawthorns on Saturday, March 9 (ko 3pm).

Prices

Adults £20/23
Seniors 60+ £15/17
Students £15
Under-23s £15
Under-18s £10
Disabled £10
Under-11s £5

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

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