After what is turning out to be an impressive start of the Championship, West Brom will be seeking to extend their title run as they host Sheffield Wednesday at the West Bromwich Albion Football Club stadium. The match is scheduled for 23rd November with kickoff set for 18:00 GMT.
West Brom are currently at the top of the Championship side with 33 points. Albion are set to take advantage of the returning players from injury including Chris Brunt and Kieran Gibbs. The return of Gareth Barry from a lengthy period of rehabilitation.
Sheffield Wednesday on the other hand are currently 8th on the table with a total of 25 points. The side has registered a single loss with 3 games ending in a draw in their past 5 encounters. The lack of attacking support has been the downfall of the side.
West Brom vs. Sheffield Wednesday Head to Head
Both teams have played 9 games together with a fair share of win, losses and draws. West Brom has picked 3 wins, 3 losses and 3 draws. The same applies for Sheffield which has received 3 wins, 3 losses and 3 draws. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
West Brom 1-1 Sheffield
Sheffield 2-2 West Brom
West Brom 1-0 Sheffield
Sheffield 0-4 West Brom
Sheffield 0-1 West Brom
West Brom 1-1 Sheffield
West Brom 0-1 Sheffield
Sheffield 3-1 West Brom
West Brom Team News
19 year old Nathan Fergusson has had an impressive start to his championship campaign attracting interest from top teams across Europe. However, he won’t feature in the match after picking a red card suspension.
To add to the youthful side is former Arsenal trainee Chris Willock has had an impressive campaign since his move from Benfica. It is rumored that the Baggies are considering a permanent move for the young teen in January.
Coach SLaven Bilic will be without the services of defensive midfielder Jake Livermore and attacking midfielder Romaine Sawyers who are serving a yellow card suspension.
Sheffield Wednesday Teams News
Forwards Sam Winnall and Jordan Rhodes have had an unimpressive start to the Championship campaign. The duo has elicited criticisms over the past. The duo have only managed to net 2 goals in their past 21 appearances for the club.
There has been a total lack of support for lead striker Steven Fletcher who has shown potential. The Scotsman has scored a total of 5 goals for the side.
Prediction and Odds
West Brom are likely to extend their title run with an impressive defense and attacking formation. Sheffield are currently facing problems scoring goals.
West Brom win – 1.96
Goals Under 2.5 – 1.95
Both Teams to Score (No) – 2.136
Double Chance – 1.35