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Albion v Leeds United match preview

ALBION return to The Hawthorns this Saturday when they host Leeds United in a Sky Bet Championship clash (ko 5.30pm).

The opposition 

Leeds are currently top of the table having picked up 30 points after winning eight, drawing six and losing just two of their opening 16 fixtures.

They are managed by former Argentina, Athletic Bilbao and Marseille boss Marcelo Bielsa, who was appointed back in June following the departure of Paul Heckingbottom.

The Whites had a reasonably busy summer - bringing Barry Douglas and Patrick Bamford in permanently as well as getting Lewis Baker, Jamal Blackman, Jack Harrison and former Baggie Izzy Brown all in on loan.

Last time out

The most recent meeting between the sides was a Championship clash in January 2007.

Albion emerged victorious from Elland Road in a 3-2 thriller thanks to Jonathan Greening’s strike and a Diomansy Kamara brace.

Greening scored one of his eight Albion goals against Leeds



  • Albion have won their last three games in all competitions against Leeds.
  • The last time the Baggies and Leeds met in November was in 1989, with Albion winning 2-1 at The Hawthorns.
  • Darren Moore’s men go into the weekend seventh in the table, but could climb up to fourth with three points and favourable results elsewhere.

Leeds United

  • Since a 2-1 defeat at Blackburn a couple of weeks ago, United are unbeaten in three (W2, D1) and have lost the joint-least amount of matches in the Championship.
  • They beat Wigan 2-1 at the DW Stadium on their last outing after goals from Pablo Hernandez and ex-Albion youngster Kemar Roofe.
  • Albion and Leeds have only played five matches against each other this century, with the Whites winning just one of them way back in August 2002.

Head to head

Leeds just about come out on top in the overall head-to-head record.

Of the 84 matches that have been played, the Baggies have triumphed 32 times, Leeds have won on 34 occasions and there have been 18 draws.

Man in the middle

The referee for Saturday’s game is L. Mason, and he’ll be assisted by S. Burt and N. Davies - with S. Martin as the fourth official.

Ticket news

Seats for the clash are on general sale.

Tickets are priced at 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 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 Dave Bowler 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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