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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.

Stats

Albion

  • 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

  • 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.

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