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Match Previews

Leeds v Albion match preview

30 September 2019

Table-topping Albion head to Leeds in search of a tenth Sky Bet Championship game unbeaten on Tuesday night (ko 7.45pm).


Their last outing

United were beaten 1-0 by a Charlton Athletic team containing Jonathan Leko and Sam Field at The Valley on Saturday.

Macauley Bonne’s scrappy first-half goal was enough to deny the travelling side anything from the game despite them having 72% possession and 19 shots.

Leeds: Casilla, Dallas, White, Cooper, Alioski (Nketiah 45), Phillips, Costa, Shackleton (Forshaw 45), Klich, Harrison, Bamford (Roberts 69).

Substitutes: Miazek, Douglas, Berardi, Clarke.

In the dugout

Marcelo Bielsa has been on the Elland Road touchline since the start of last season, guiding the Yorkshire club to a third-place finish and the Play-Off semi-finals where they were defeated by Derby County.

He began his managerial career in both South and North America, taking charge of teams such as Newell’s Old Boys, Atlas and Amèrica before coming to Europe with Espanyol.

Spells at the helm of his home country, Argentina (1998-2004), and Chile (2007-2011) came before a move back into domestic football at Athletic Bilbao, Marseille, Lazio and Lille.

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One to watch

Arsenal loanee Eddie Nketiah has caught the eye in his first ever spell away from The Emirates.

The 20-year-old forward has netted four goals from seven appearances in all competitions since arriving in the summer.

Hi style of play is said to be similar to that of Ian Wright’s, who he has previously cited as a mentor.

Our last meeting

Leeds were 4-0 winners in the last meeting between the sides at Elland Road back in March.

The Baggies won the home fixture 4-1 earlier in the campaign.



  • Slaven Bilić's men went top of the table following the 2-0 triumph at QPR over the weekend and stayed there after Swansea, Leeds and Preston all failed to win.
  • The Baggies are currently enduring their best start to a season this century, and are one of just four teams in the Football League still unbeaten alongside Liverpool, Coventry and Ipswich.
  • In Albion's 10 games across league and cup they've had 11 different goalscorers. They sit joint with Preston as the top scorers in the Championship (17).


  • Fourth-placed United have won two of their last five matches.
  • They have conceded the least amount of goals in the league (5) and have the best goal difference (+8).
  • Leeds have only triumphed once at home this season (P4, W1, D2, L1).

Head to head


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Our man to watch

Matheus Pereira’s superb performance at QPR was a continuation of the impressive form that he’s shown since arriving at the Albion.

Despite Saturday’s strike being his first goal for the Club he’s already contributed three assists from four starts and three substitute appearances.

You won’t find many players in the league who can play a pass like the one below…

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Man in the middle

David Coote will referee Tuesday’s fixture, and he’ll be assisted by Gary Beswick and Nick Hopton - with Jeremy Simpson acting as the fourth official.

Coote hasn't officiated the Baggies since April 2018, when they won 1-0 at Newcastle in the Premier League.

Ticket news

Tickets for Albion's Sky Bet Championship clash at Leeds United will remain on general sale until 1pm on the day of the game.

The Baggies have been handed an allocation of 1,400 for the Elland Road fixture.

Supporters can purchase tickets online, in person from the East Stand Ticket Office or by calling 0121 227 2227.


Adults £39
Seniors (65+) £26
Juniors (16 to 18) £20
Juniors (under-16s) £18
Juniors (under-11s) £9

Follow the game

Comprehensive coverage of the clash with Leeds 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 Drew Williams 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.

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Match Reports

Leeds 1 Albion 0

1 October 2019

Slaven Bilić’s men tasted defeat in the Sky Bet Championship for the first time this season as the Baggies’ nine game unbeaten run came to an end at Elland Road.

An Ezgjan Alioski strike across the face of goal which found the corner of the net before the break proved to be the difference in a fiery encounter at the top of the Sky Bet Championship.

In the second half the Baggies had a host of chances, but fell short of the finishing touch to level the scores.

Slaven Bilić made one change from the side that beat Queens Park Rangers on Saturday, with Hal Robson-Kanu coming in for Charlie Austin to lead the line.

After a fast-paced opening passage to the game, Mateusz Klich had the first chance of the evening as he poked an effort towards the corner on the Albion goal, but Sam Johnstone got down well to push the ball to safety.

The hosts had much of the ball in the early stages, but the Throstles’ backline stood firm amongst the early pressure. A counter attack for the Baggies saw Grady Diangana, Matheus Pereira and Hal Robson-Kanu combine, with the latter firing a low shot but Kiko Casilla got down to save with relative ease.

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The first battle wounds of an intense encounter at Elland Road saw Robson-Kanu, Kyle Bartley and Romaine Sawyers pick up yellow cards, while Alioski was also cautioned for the hosts and Leeds captain Liam Cooper had to be replaced by Gaetano Berardi after picking up an injury.

But it was the hosts who would open the scoring. An Albion spell of possession in the Leeds half allowed Marcelo Bielsa’s side to burst down the other end. Inside the Baggies’ box Alioski fired a low strike across the face of the goal and into the corner of the net.

Bilić’s Baggies came close to levelling the scores almost instantly. Pereira danced around a host of Leeds defenders, feigning his way deep into the opposition box before firing a side-footed effort which Casilla saved with his feet.

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Just before the break, Johnstone made an excellent double save to keep the Baggies in the game. Bamford prodded goalwards after an effort from the edge of the box, but Albion’s ‘keeper clawed the ball away only for Helder Costa to follow up with a close range strike, which Johnstone somehow managed to get his body in the way of once more.

Bilić’s men came close to a leveller in the second half as Diangana won possession and slipped in Pereira. Albion’s Brazilian playmaker fizzed a teasing ball across the box which just needed tapping home, but the final touch just evaded Matt Phillips.

Albion came again. Fresh from his free-kick goal on Saturday at QPR, Pereira curled another set-piece from the edge of the box, but it went agonisingly wide of the post.

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Still in search of an equaliser, Bilić launched Filip Krovinović and Kenneth Zohore into the action, with Phillips and Robson-Kanu making way.

It didn’t take long for Krovinović to get involved; Pereira slipped him past the Leeds backline, and he played the ball back to Diangana who teed up Pereira. The Brazilian playmaker unleashed a powerful curling effort, but Casilla made a brilliant diving save to deny the Baggies.

Late in the second half a Jack Harrison strike offered a rare chance for Leeds to extend their advantage, but Johnstone punched it to safety.

Zohore blazed an effort over the bar in the final moments, with another missed chance epitomising Albion’s night at Elland Road.

ALBION: Johnstone; Furlong, Ajayi, Bartley, Ferguson; Livermore (Edwards 82), Sawyers; Phillips (Krovinović 62), Pereira, Diangana; Robson-Kanu (Zohore 62).

Substitutes: Bond, Townsend, O’Shea, Austin.

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Ticket News

Leeds trip remains on general sale

30 September 2019

Tickets for Albion's Sky Bet Championship clash at Leeds United will remain on general sale until 1pm on the day of the game.

The Baggies have been handed an allocation of 1,400 for the Elland Road fixture on Tuesday, October 1 (ko 7.45pm).

Supporters can purchase tickets online, in person from the East Stand Ticket Office or by calling 0121 227 2227.


Adults £39
Seniors (65+) £26
Juniors (16 to 18) £20
Juniors (under-16s) £18
Juniors (under-11s) £9

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