The race for top Championship tie is getting heated up for West Brom as they contend a win to earn the top slot. This will be put to the test at the West Bromwich Albion Football Club as they play host to Derby County. The match schedules for Wednesday evening with kickoff at 19:00 GMT.
The race for automatic promotion to the Premier League is intensifying for the Baggies with a title clinch in their grasp. However, the side will have to fend off competition from title leaders Leeds United with only one point separating the two.
The Baggies have won back to back matches, which sets them five points clear of seventh-placed Derby County. Even though Derby County have shown good form since the restart, they remain three points shy of the playoffs.
The pressure has been building for the Baggies, especially since the restart going three matches without a win. The side also failed to register a goal in the three matches. However, a ray of hope for the side came with the win over side Sheffield Wednesday and Hull City in their last outing.
Manager Slaven Bilic called for players to step up as they have in their previous two matches to keep title hopes alive. The job is tight given that Brentford is closing in with six points from five matches left.
West Brom vs. Derby County Head to Head
Both sides have played nine games together with Derby County taking home five wins against two wins by West Brom. Here is a look at their previous encounters in the Championship.
West Brom 4-2 Hull City
Sheffield Wednesday 0-3 West Brom
Brentford 1-0 West Brom
West Brom 0-0 Birmingham City
Swansea City 0-0 West Brom
Derby County 1-1 Nottingham Forest
Preston North End 0-1 Derby County
Derby County 2-1 Reading
Millwall 2-3 Derby County
Derby County 3-0 Blackburn Rovers
West Brom Team News
Manager Slaven Bilic will have to contend without defender Ahmed Hegazy who picked up a red card following a foul in the dying minutes of their win against Hull City. Another missing defensive figure is left-back Kieran Gibbs, who is also ruled out.
Derby County Team News
Winger Martyn Waghorn will miss out on the clash following a red card for a foul during their clash against Nottingham Forest. Winger Knight will have to fill the gap after failing to impress Philip Cocu.
Prediction and Odds
The history between the two sides gives Derby County an edge, but the current form of West Brom more than enough to seal the deal.
Both Teams to Score
Goals Over 2.5