2019-20 Sky Bet Championship: Week 45 – Friday

Huddersfield Town welcome West Bromwich Albion to the John Smith Stadium in a huge Championship clash. 

A win for Huddersfield would see them climb to 17th and place them on the verge of safety depending on results elsewhere later in weekend, whereas West Brom will retain second heading into the final round if take victory here. 

 

Team News

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Huddersfield have no fresh injury concerns although Danny Cowley could rotate his starting eleven, with some players nursing niggles. 

Tommy Elphick remains the Terriers’ only absentee with a knee injury. 

West Brom also have no fresh injury concerns as Kieran Gibbs faces a race against time to be fit for next Wednesday’s finale against QPR as he struggles with a hamstring injury. 

 

Stat Attack

  • Huddersfield are unbeaten in three of their last five league meetings against West Bromwich Albion (W2, D1, L2). 
  • West Brom are unbeaten in three of their last five trips to Huddersfield in all competitions, keeping clean sheets during all three wins (W3, L2). 
  • Huddersfield have taken three goalless draws from their last four matches, with exception being a 2-0 loss at home to Luton Town. 

 

Prediction

Having both dug in deep to snatch goalless draws against Fulham and Sheffield Wednesday respectively, this game could see fitness become a factor as we approach the end of a hectic run-in squeezed into a month. 

West Brom however possess the better quality so I am expecting to see a strong attacking display against the Terriers, who once again will likely have to do majority of the defending but can’t see them holding out this time. 

Prediction: Huddersfield Town 0-1 WBA

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