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Sheffield Wednesday v Albion match preview

3 October 2018

ALBION travel to Hillsborough on Wednesday evening as they look to claim back-to-back away wins in the Sky Bet Championship (ko 7.45pm).

The opposition 

Before the midweek fixtures Sheffield Wednesday sat 12th in the table having picked up 15 points by winning four, drawing three and losing three of their opening 10 fixtures.

They are managed by former Borussia Monchengladbach, FC Augsburg and Stuttgart boss Jos Luhukay - who took over in January 2018 and guided the Club to a 15th placed finish last season.

Over the summer the Owls brought in Josh Onomah and Michael Hector on loan from Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea respectively, with Jordan Rhodes going the other way to Norwich City for the season and defender Jack Hunt also leaving for an undisclosed fee to Bristol City.

Last time out

The most recent fixture between the two teams was back in March 2010 when the Baggies recorded a 1-0 win over Wednesday at The Hawthorns.

Earlier that season Albion had beaten the Owls 4-0 at Hillsborough thanks to a Simon Cox brace as well as goals from Jerome Thomas and Chris Brunt.

Stats

Albion

  • Darren Moore’s side are now five unbeaten in the Championship after the win at Preston North End on Saturday, sitting top of the division before the midweek matches having accumulated 20 points from the opening 10 fixtures - scoring a league-high 25 goals in the process.
  • Jay Rodriguez leads Albion’s top scorers chart having netted seven times so far this season.
  • The Baggies haven’t lost to Wednesday in any of their last four outings - winning three and drawing the other one.

Sheffield Wednesday

  • The Owls drew 1-1 with Leeds United in their most recent match at Hillsborough on Friday evening.
  • Midfielder Barry Bannan will miss Wednesday night’s game through suspension.
  • Adam Reach is their top scorer, netting three times since the beginning of the campaign - including a spectacular effort against Leeds.

From the archive

Here are the highlights from the most recent meeting between the sides at Hillsborough...

Head to head 

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

Of the 115 matches that have been played, the Baggies have won 36 times, Wednesday have been victorious on 53 occasions and there have been 26 draws.

Ticket news

Seats for the game are on general sale to Albion supporters.

The Baggies have been given an initial allocation of 2,068 seats for the fixture, and tickets are priced £33 adults, £23 seniors (65+) & U21s, £15 U17s, £10 U11s and £5 U5s. They can be bought online, in person from the East Stand Ticket Office or by calling 0121 227 2227.

Coach travel, departing Kidderminster at 2.30pm, Stourbridge and Lye at 2.45pm and The Hawthorns at 3.30pm, is available for £17.

Follow the game

Comprehensive coverage of the clash with Sheffield Wednesday 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 night.

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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