2019-20 Sky Bet Championship: Week 20 – Sunday

West Bromwich Albion look to return to the Championship summit as they welcome Swansea City to The Hawthorns. 

Only a win will return the Baggies to top spot above Leeds, whilst Swansea can move into sixth with victory. 

 

Team news

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West Brom’s Slaven Bilic has no fresh injury concerns with a full squad available for selection. 

Swansea could welcome Aldo Kalulu back after a four month lay-off with an ankle injury, although he is unlikely to start. 

Jordan Garrick (hamstring) and Joe Rodon (ankle) are still ruled out. 

 

Form

West Brom are unbeaten in their last nine matches (W7, D2), but haven’t kept a clean sheet in any of their home games in all competitions, although they are unbeaten at home in the league (W5, D4). 

Swansea are winless in their last four matches (D2, L2), but are unbeaten in their nine away league games so far this season (W4, D5). 

 

Stat Attack

  • West Brom are unbeaten in their last three meetings with Swansea (W2, D1). 
  • Swansea are winless in their last five trips to The Hawthorns since winning 2-0 in September 2013 (D2, L3). 
  • West Brom last took consecutive same calendar year victories over Swansea 73 years ago, back in 1946 when the Welsh club were formerly known as Swansea Town.

 

Prediction

West Brom have found promotion winning form so Swansea are in for a tough battle, although this is a fight of unbeaten respective home/away records. 

I therefore can see a draw but West Brom are the better in-form team so I fancy them to edge this, much like they did last week at Preston. 

Prediction: WBA 1-0 Swansea

Result: WBA 5-1 Swansea

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