West Bromwich Albion and Huddersfield Town will meet at the John Smith's Stadium on Saturday afternoon in a Championship clash. Huddersfield are looking to record their first league win of the season whilst the Baggies are aiming to climb further up the table.
After an impressive start to their season, West Brom currently find themselves in seventh position in the Championship, having amassed seven points from their four league games.
The Baggies’ season got off to the worst possible start as they recorded a 2-1 loss to Blackburn on the opening matchday of the season, conceding twice in two minutes.
However since this game, Carlos Corberán’s side have put on some impressive displays.In their three most recent league outings, West Brom have recorded a 3-2 victory over Swansea, a hard-fought 1-1 draw against Leeds and a 4-2 victory over Middlesbrough. These scorelines will leave the baggies attack high in confidence heading into this weekend’s matchup.
Huddersfield Town have had a poor start to the Championship season and they are currently sitting in 23nd place in the table, having recorded just one point from their opening four league games.
The Terrier’s defence has been leaking goals, having conceded nine goals in their opening four games, whilst only scoring on four occasions. On the opening matchday of the season, Huddersfield found themselves on the wrong end of an upset as newly-promoted Plymouth comfortably defeated the terriers 3-1.
Last time out, Huddersfield were handed defeat in embarrassing fashion as they were thumped 4-0 by Norwich. Josh Sargent, Ashley Barnes, Jonathan Rowe and Adam Idah all netted as the Terriers are still yet to record their first win of the season.
West Brom and Huddersfield Town have a long and storied history, dating back to 1888. The two teams have met 157 times in all competitions, with West Bromwich Albion winning 64 matches, Huddersfield Town winning 45 matches, and 48 matches being drawn.
The last time that these two sides met was in March of this year, where A tight game of few big chances went against Huddersfield at the Hawthorns, with a first-half penalty from midfielder John Swift secured all three points for West Bromwich Albion.
Unsurprisingly, given these teams respective starts to the season, the Baggies come into this matchup as heavy favourites, currently priced @ 4/6 to win the game, whilst a surprise away victory for Huddersfield is priced @ 4/1, and a draw is @ 14/5.
We are backing West Brom to win and John Swift to score. This is due to the baggies recent domination of this fixture, paired with their superior form heading into this tie. Having already netted twice this season, John Swift is a likely goalscorer in the game.