Match Previews

Matchday 5 | Albion v Huddersfield Town preview

WBA and Huddersfield badges next to an image of Jeremy Sarmiento celebrating a goal

West Bromwich Albion will be searching for a third consecutive home win at the start of the 2023/24 Sky Bet Championship campaign when Huddersfield Town head for The Hawthorns on Saturday afternoon (ko 3pm).

The Baggies have chalked up triumphs over Swansea City and Middlesbrough in the first two matches at the Shrine this term, bagging seven goals in the process. 

Huddersfield Town have had a tricky start to the season and sit 23rd in the standings having picked up just one point from their opening four fixtures. 

They were beaten 4-0 at home by Norwich City last weekend and boss Neil Warnock will be demanding a positive result in the West Midlands.

The Baggies have a 100 per cent home record so far

Follow the fixture live

Supporters can listen to live audio commentary of Albion's clash with the Terriers.

WBA Radio duo Gez Mulholland and former Baggie Andy Johnson will provide live commentary from The Hawthorns, 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 Thursday 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

Huddersfield Town have had a tough start to the new campaign and will arrive at The Hawthorns on Saturday sat inside the bottom three. 

The Terriers have collected just one point from the 12 on offer and were also eliminated from the Carabao Cup at the first-round stage back in early August. 

They ended the 2022/23 season with six victories, three draws and just one defeat - a series of results which helped propel them to safety after looking like they were about to drop down to League One for the majority of the year.

Neil Warnock is the man in charge. The 74-year-old is into his second spell as manager, having previously held the position for two years back in the middle of the 1990s. 

Since his re-appointment in February, Town have a record of seven victories, five draws and nine defeats from 21 matches. 

The experienced boss will not have been pleased with the performance last weekend when Huddersfield were humbled at home by Norwich, and he'll be demanding an improvement in the first fixture of September in B71.

The Terriers will be targeting their first victory of 2023/24

One to remember

Albion recorded a thrilling 4-2 victory at home to Huddersfield in September 2019.

The Baggies goals came courtesy of Matt Phillips who hit a brace, Darnell Furlong and Semi Ajayi. Lewis O'Brien and Karlan Grant, the Baggies forward currently on loan at Cardiff, found the net for the Terriers.

Supporters can watch the highlights below.

The last five

Albion 1-0 Huddersfield 

March 11 2023, Sky Bet Championship


Huddersfield Town 2-2 Albion

August 27 2022, Sky Bet Championship


Albion 2-2 Huddersfield Town 

March 11 2022, Sky Bet Championship


Huddersfield Town 1-0 Albion

November 20 2021, Sky Bet Championship


Huddersfield Town 2-1 Albion

July 17 2020, Sky Bet Championship

Skipper Jed Wallace scored his first goal for the club away at Huddersfield last term

Did you know?

Albion have picked up 39 Sky Bet Championship points from a possible 51 at The Hawthorns under Carlos Corberán since the Spaniard's appointment in October 2022.

No current second-tier side has picked up more points at home during that time. 

The Baggies have won 12 of their 17 league matches under Corberán in front of their own supporters, drawing three and losing just twice. 

The Baggies are unbeaten in three home games against Huddersfield Town (W2, D1) and have scored a total of seven goals in those three fixtures. 

The Baggies have been in terrific form at home under the boss

Ticket details

Tickets remain on general sale for this weekend's clash.

Seats are priced £28 adults, £23 seniors, £17 for supporters aged 20-25, £12 for supporters aged 17-19 and just £5 under-17s.

An adult disabled supporter ticket is priced £18 and includes free access for a personal assistant.

Tickets can be purchased online, in-person from the East Stand Ticket Office or by calling 0121 227 2227.

When buying tickets online, supporters will need to be logged into their My Albion account linked to your ticketing ID. Click here for instructions.

Please note, Baggies fans purchasing online and opting for an e-ticket will not pay any additional fees, while supporters who opt to purchase match tickets in-person or choose to collect from the club’s ticket office will be charged a £1.75 transaction fee.

Supporters who have opted to receive tickets via the official club app are politely reminded to ensure their tickets are downloaded before arriving at The Hawthorns on Saturday.

WBA and Huddersfield Town badges in the ticket graphic

Fan Zone

The Fan Zone will be open to both West Bromwich Albion and Huddersfield Town fans with a valid match ticket from 12pm on Saturday.

There are plenty of activities on offer to keep everybody entertained before kick-off, including a DJ, live music from singer Demi Leigh Woolley, inflatable games for the kids via The Albion Foundation, face painting and lunchtime football on the big screen between fellow Championship teams Sunderland and Southampton.

Drinks and hot food are also available throughout the afternoon. Don't forget to keep an eye out for Baggie Bird and Boilerman, too!

Supporters are reminded admission is completely free with a valid match ticket.

Travel disruption

Members of the RMT trade union have announced rail strike action on Saturday, September 2. In addition, buses replace trains between Birmingham New Street - Redditch / Bromsgrove and between Milton Keynes - Northampton due to engineering works.

 What does this mean?

  • Train services will not call at The Hawthorns or the Jewellery Quarter stops. Please visit West Midlands Railway for more information.
  • It is advisable to plan ahead and find alternative ways to travel. 
  • The strike action effects 14 train operating companies and journey planners are not all showing correctly. Please check with your operator closer to the time to see what services are operating at
  • Be prepared for busier roads across the region and allow more time for your journey.
  • For the most up-to-date information, follow @transportforwm on Twitter and Facebook.

Alternative Ways to travel:

If you live in the Black Country, West Midlands Metro will be operating as normal but services will be busy. Re-time your journey and use Metro Journey Planner to help plan your visit. Please avoid using the tram from 14:00, if you can.

Please visit the 'How to get to The Hawthorns' page to help plan your journey.