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Matchday 45 | Sheffield Wednesday v Albion Preview

Sheffield Wednesday & WBA badges on the green away kit match preview graphic with an image of Mikey Johnston smiling at the camera while wearing a green away shirt

West Bromwich Albion face Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough on Saturday afternoon in an encounter which is certain to produce huge consequences at both ends of the Sky Bet Championship table (ko 3pm).

The Baggies head into the fixture on the back of consecutive defeats to Sunderland and Leicester City, but they still have a three-point gap between themselves and Hull City in 7th with two games remaining and a superior goal difference.

Hosts Sheffield Wednesday dragged themselves out of the bottom three for the first time since the opening day of the season with a crucial 3-1 triumph over relegation rivals Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park on Sunday lunchtime. 

Albion secured all three points in the reverse fixture back at The Hawthorns in early October, with John Swift's early strike enough to seal a 1-0 success. 

A general view of a goal net and the main stand in the sun at Hillsborough
The Baggies visit Hillsborough for the first time since July 2020 this weekend

Follow the fixture live

Supporters can listen to live audio commentary of the Baggies' showdown with Sheffield Wednesday.

Gez Mulholland and former Baggie Andy Johnson will provide live commentary from Yorkshire, with coverage starting at 2.50pm.

Audio passes are available to purchase here.

Details for video streaming on WBA TV will be available here from Friday morning onwards.

Supporters are kindly asked to direct any questions or complaints about WBA TV or WBA Radio to

The club are unable to answer queries about WBA TV or WBA Radio sent to or

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


The opponents

Sheffield Wednesday's survival hopes are now in their own hands after recovering from a dreadful start to the 2023/24 campaign which saw them win none of their first 15 games in all competitions. 

The Owls' 3-1 victory at Blackburn moved them out of the relegation zone with two matches to play - Albion at Hillsborough on Saturday and mid-table Sunderland at the Stadium of Light on the final day.

The hosts head into this weekend's clash with the Baggies on a four-game unbeaten run (W2, D2), while on home soil, Wednesday boast a record of just one defeat from their last 9 fixtures in all competitions. 

The Yorkshire outfit, who sit one point and one place above Birmingham City in 22nd, are managed by 34-year-old German Danny Rohl.

This job is Rohl's first in management having held coaching positions at RB Leipzig, Southampton, Bayern Munich and the German national team. He was appointed in the middle of October and has completely turned Sheffield Wednesday's season around, injecting energy and passion into their performances, while also adding precious points to their tally.

Rohl, who turns 35 on Sunday, will be hoping for an early birthday present when Carlos Corberán brings his team to town, with Wednesday knowing three points against Albion would give their chances of staying in the second tier a monumental boost. 

Sheffield Wednesday players celebrate scoring against Norwich City at Hillsborough
The Owls are fighting for their Sky Bet Championship lives

One to remember

Albion claimed a 3-0 victory at Hillsborough the last time they visited in July 2020 - a result which helped them secure promotion to the Premier League that summer.

Charlie Austin's penalty put the visitors in front at the interval.

Matheus Pereira then bagged a brace after the break to seal all three points. 

Supporters can watch the highlights below.

The last five

Albion 1-0 Sheffield Wednesday

October 3 2023, Sky Bet Championship


Sheffield Wednesday 0-3 Albion

July 1 2020, Sky Bet Championship


Albion 2-1 Sheffield Wednesday 

November 23 2019, Sky Bet Championship


Albion 1-1 Sheffield Wednesday

December 29 2018, Sky Bet Championship


Sheffield Wednesday 2-2 Albion

October 3 2018, Sky Bet Championship

John Swift celebrates scoring against Sheffield Wednesday at The Hawthorns
John Swift scored the winner last time out against the Owls

Did you know?

Albion will be hoping to extend their unbeaten run against Sheffield Wednesday to ten games on Saturday.

The last time the Baggies lost against Wednesday was a 1-0 reverse at The Hawthorns in the Championship in April 2007.

Deon Burton, who now works with Albion's PL2 group as a Senior PDP Coach, scored the winner that day. The Baggies also had Neil Clement and Darren Carter both sent-off. 

Since then, Albion have won six and drawn three of their previous nine encounters with the Owls. 

The Baggies are unbeaten in their last four trips to Hillsborough, winning three and drawing the other. Their last defeat at this weekend's venue was a 3-1 setback in November 2006.

A general view of the big screen at Hillsborough with the words welcome to Hillsborough written on it
Albion have taken ten points from their last four visits to the home of the Owls

Ticket details

Tickets have now sold out for Albion’s final away fixture in the Sky Bet Championship this season.

The Baggies will be backed by 2,400 fans at Hillsborough this weekend.

Thank you, as always, for you brilliant support!

A general view of West Bromwich Albion fans
A sold-out away end will be cheering Carlos Corberán's men on in Yorkshire

Travel colours

The Baggies will wear their lime green away kit at Hillsborough on Saturday afternoon.

Carlos Corberán's men last donned those colours in the 1-1 draw against Millwall in London on Good Friday.

Order the lime green away kit here.

John Swift, Alex Mowatt, Brandon Thomas-Asante and Tom Fellows wearing the lime green away kit at Millwall
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