West Brom host Hull City at the Hawthorns this Saturday in a big weekend for those going for the Play-offs. Both sides sit in and around the Play-offs and need the three points to strengthen their hold on their promotion hopes.
West Brom currently sit fifth in the Championship after 14 games. The Baggies have six wins, five draws and three losses which leaves them on 23 points, 11 points from Ipswich in the last automatic promotion spot.
In their last five games in all competitions, West Brom have three wins, one draw and one loss. John Swift scored the only goal of the game in the 13th minute to give West Brom the 1 - 0 win over Sheffield Wednesday who had just 27% of the possession. However, next time out West Brom would pick up a loss on the road. Swift once again scored for The Baggies in the fifth minute, but a penalty from Juninho Bacuna and goals from Dion Sanderson and Gary Gardner gave Birmingham the 3 - 1 win.
The one draw came against Plymouth Argyle where both teams only managed two shots on target in the goalless draw. However, The Baggies got back to winning ways against QPR. Jimmy Dunne was sent off for QPR in the 58th minute which opened the floodgates as Brandon Thomas-Asante converted the subsequent penalty and Grady Diangana also scored to give West Brom the 2 - 0 win.
The last time out for West Brom was against Coventry in the Monday night fixture. Diangana and Thomas-Asante were on the scoresheet again in the 2 - 0 win for West Brom who had just 35% of the possession.
Hull City sit just two spots below West Brom in seventh. In 14 games The Tigers have six wins, five draws and three losses, leaving them also on 23 points and outside of the Play-off places based on goal difference.
In their last five games in all competitions Hull have two wins, one draw and two losses. Wes Burns, Conor Chaplin and Marcus Harness all scored in the 3 - 0 win for Ipswich Town in spite of Hull having more of the possession and just as many shots on target. Duncan Watmore opened the scoring for Millwall early on, but Jaden Philogene and Adama Traore scored to give Hull the 2 - 1 lead going into halftime. However, Joe Bryan scored early in the second half as the game finished 2 - 2.
Another loss for Hull came against Southampton. Will Smallbone opened the scoring for Southampton in the 20th minute but Liam Delap levelled the game before halftime. However, Ryan Fraser left it to the 95th minute to grab a goal for The Saints and give them the 2 - 1 win. The Tigers bounced back against Birmingham with goals from Delap and Philogene grabbing a 2 - 0 win.
The most recent outing for Hull was against Preston. Philogene was on the scoresheet once again as he scored the only goal of the game in the 1 - 0 win for Hull.
West Brom and Hull have met 63 times in their histories with the first meeting coming back in 1905. The Baggies have the better record in the fixture with 27 wins in comparison to Hull’s 20 wins, with the other 16 games ending in a draw.