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Albion v Derby County match preview

23 October 2018

ALBION are looking to bounce back from the weekend when Derby County come to The Hawthorns on Wednesday evening (ko 8pm).

The opposition 

Derby currently sit fifth in the Sky Bet Championship table on 21 points having won six, drawn three and lost four of their opening 13 games.

Frank Lampard’s Rams put a three-game winless run behind them last time out, beating Sheffield United 2-1 at Pride Park.

As well as bringing in the former Chelsea and England player as their new manager, Derby had a busy summer - signing the likes of Jack Marriott, Florian Jozefzoon and Martyn Waghorn permanently as well as Mason Mount, Fikayo Tomori and Harry Wilson on loan.

Last time out

The most recent meeting between the sides was in the FA Cup during the 2016/17 season when Derby won 2-1 at The Hawthorns.

However, Albion came out on top in the last league fixture back in February 2010 as a Chris Brunt brace and Simon Cox’s goal helped the Baggies on to a 3-1 victory.

Brunt celebrates his goal against the Rams

Stats

Albion

  • Despite Albion’s first Championship defeat since August on Saturday, Darren Moore’s side are still sat 3rd in the table and just one point off the summit.
  • The Baggies are unbeaten at home to Derby in their last five league matches.
  • Craig Dawson played the 300th game of his club career on the weekend. The defender has made 190 of those appearances in an Albion shirt.

Derby County

  • Derby have won twice on the road in the Championship so far this season (P6, W2, D1, L3).
  • Marriott has scored three goals and claimed one assist in his last five games for the Rams.
  • Saturday will see Darren Moore manage against a former playing side in Derby, who he won promotion to the Premier League with, for the first time.

From the archive 

Here are the highlights from the most recent league meeting between the sides…

Head to head 

The overall head-to-head record sees Derby come out on top.

Of the 116 matches that have been played, the Baggies have won 37 times, Derby have been victorious on 50 occasions and there have been 29 draws.

Man in the middle 

The referee for Saturday’s game is Robert Jones, and he’ll be assisted by Michael George and Nigel Lugg - with John Brooks as the fourth official.

It will be the first Albion league game that Jones has taken charge of this campaign, though he was in the middle for the Carabao Cup win over Luton Town in August.

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 Derby 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 Wednesday.

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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