Huddersfield vs West Brom
England – Championship
Date: Friday, 17 July 2020
Kick-off at 17:30 UK/ 18:30 CET
Venue: Kirklees Stadium.
The Baggies are placed in the second spot at the moment, and with just two match-days remaining for the season to come to an end, the team just needs to hold on to this position to gain an entry into Premier League.
However, they need to be wary of the threat posted by Brentford – placed third currently, and who are on a winning run of seven games in the league.
They are four points below Slaven Bilic’s men, and are deseperately trying to overtake them by the end of the campaign. And keep note that they have a match in hand as well.
As such, the Baggies have no option but to win. A direct-ticket to the PL is the more preferable option than the risky path of the playoffs, where anything could happen.
It helps that they are taking on the Terriers – a relegation-battler. Not only are they placed in the bottom-most tier of the table, but they had lost the reverse fixture as well.
By all means, expect the in-form West Brom to post the three points on the board this weekend.
Huddersfield vs West Brom: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The latest meeting had ended in a 4-2 win for Bilic’s men.
- They had scored two or more goals in three of the former six meetings.
- Since 2000, only twice have they lost against this rival.
- The hosts have scored a total of three goals at this venue in the past seven encounters.
- The guests had scored two or more goals in three of their former five visits to this ground.
Huddersfield vs West Brom: Prediction
The Baggies were held to a goalless draw at home the last match-day by Fulham. Meanwhile, the Terriers were held to a 0-0 scoreline as well by Sheffield Wednesday the past game week.
As things stand, a win is a must for Bilic’s men. They are one of the best teams in the competition at the moment, and are prime contenders to secure direct promotion. Their counterparts on the other hand, are battling relegation.
Moreover, the Baggies had recorded a huge win in the reverse fixture, and they have lost just twice against this rival in the past two decades.
They are also on a five-game unbeaten run at the moment in the competition, and were unbeaten on the road in 22 of their past 25 away fixtures. Keep note that these three losses had come against the top-six of the Championship.
Taking into account these observations, expect a winning performance from West Brom this Friday.
Huddersfield vs West Brom: Betting Tips
West Brom to Win @ 1.80 (4/5)
West Brom to Score in First Half @ 1.83 (5/6).