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Match Preview | Albion v Huddersfield Town

Carlos Corberán at the side of the pitch at The Hawthorns

The Baggies, fresh from Tuesday's triumph over Wigan Athletic, are back at The Hawthorns on Saturday afternoon where they'll host Carlos Corberán's former club Huddersfield Town at 3pm.

Albion will be searching for a tenth win in 11 home matches in all competitions, form which has kept them in the Sky Bet Championship Play-Off picture.

Corberán led the Terriers to the Play-Off final last term before departing shortly after, but this time around is a totally different story for Saturday's visitors.

They're joint bottom of the division and six points from safety, needing a strong finish to the campaign to avoid dropping into the third tier for the first time in over a decade. 

They drew 0-0 at home to Bristol City on the same night Albion defeated Wigan, a result which lifted them from 24th to 23rd, with goal difference pushing them above the Latics. 

Albion will be determined to secure another win at the Shrine

Follow the game live

Supporters inside the United Kingdom can listen to live audio commentary of Albion's clash with Huddersfield Town on WBA Radio. 

Regular commentators Gez Mulholland and Andy Johnson will provide kick-by-kick coverage throughout the afternoon, starting from 2.50pm. 

Audio passes are available for £2.50 and can be purchased here.

Supporters outside of the United Kingdom can watch the encounter live on WBA TV. Video match passes, priced £10, can be purchased here.

Frequent updates will also be posted across the club's social media channels throughout the day.

WBA TV Matchday

Our opponents

The Terriers will be targeting a win over former boss Carlos Corberán this weekend as they try and drag themselves towards safety in the Sky Bet Championship.

Huddersfield may well have been playing Premier League football this weekend if their Play-Off final defeat to Nottingham Forest last May had turned out differently, but with two months of the current season to go, they're now flirting far too dangerously with Sky Bet League One. 

Saturday's guests are joint bottom of the division and six points adrift of Cardiff City in 21st with 11 fixtures remaining.

Neil Warnock was tempted out of managerial retirement to take up the reins at the John Smith's Stadium for the second time in his career, following on from a two-year spell in the 1990s.

He's the third permanent Terriers boss this season and was appointed just under a month ago. Town have won one, drawn one and lost three games since the experienced gaffer took charge. 

Huddersfield have won just one of their 12 games played this calendar year and will need to start claiming regular victories to give themselves a chance of avoiding the drop. 

From the Albion Archive

Albion beat the Terriers 4-2 in a thrilling Sky Bet Championship contest at The Hawthorns in September 2019.

Lewis O'Brien opened the scoring for the visitors early on but the Baggies bit back and equalised almost instantly through Matt Phillips.

Karlan Grant's close-range finish gave Huddersfield the advantage again, but once more, Albion drew level courtesy of Darnell Furlong.

Phillips' second of the afternoon put Slaven Bilic's side in front for the first time and Semi Ajayi's late header sealed all three points. 

You can watch the highlights below. 

One for the stattos

Albion have fought back from two goals down to earn two draws in their last two Sky Bet Championship clashes with Huddersfield. 

Earlier on this season a brace from Jed Wallace cancelled out Faustino Anjorin's double, while goals from Karlan Grant (p) and Andy Carroll inside the last six minutes secured a share of the spoils at The Hawthorns last term when it looked as though Danny Ward's duo of strikes were going to be enough to win it for the Terriers.

Town are currently enjoying a run of four games unbeaten against the Baggies, winning the two encounters prior to the 2-2 draws. 

Albion's last victory over Huddersfield was the 4-2 triumph in September 2019.

Jed Wallace celebrates with John Swift after scoring at Huddersfield in August

Foundation Day

Saturday will be the club's dedicated annual Foundation Day fixture.

‘Football for All’ is this year’s chosen theme, recognising the many different footballing pathways regardless of ability at The Albion Foundation.  

Foundation Day is the yearly showpiece event for The Albion Foundation, the club’s official charity partner, providing the perfect opportunity for the Baggies to celebrate the important and inspirational work achieved by The Foundation in and around the Sandwell community. 

Click here to see a full schedule for the day and to find out how you can support the Albion Foundation.

Ticket details

Tickets remain on general sale for Saturday's encounter.

Click here to purchase your tickets.

A ticket graphic for Albion's match against Huddersfield

Fan Zone

Albion have made the decision to close the club’s Fan Zone for the Sky Bet Championship fixture against Huddersfield Town on Saturday, owing to safety concerns.  

Temperatures in the region are set to plummet again on Friday night, which will result in icy conditions throughout much of Saturday, following significant snowfall in the preceding 72 hours.  

The Hawthorns playing surface has been protected by undersoil heating and the club is now focused on ensuring the stadium and its immediate surroundings are safe for spectators.   

Following an inspection of the Fan Zone site on Friday the club made the decision that the site is not safe to host its usual activities, with further sub-zero temperatures forecast prior to the game.