Saturday, at 15:00, West Bromwich Albion receives Huddersfield’s visit in a relegation duel in the Premier League. It is the 28th stage and both bands look with fear towards the end of the season, especially the band of Alan Pardew, the last one in England. A tense match awaits us.
It’s hard to expect a performance from these bands. The “Both Marks” bet has been the winner only once in the last 6 straight duels and the difference is always minimal (1-0 the most common score in this duel). The tour was 1-0 for Huddersfield on his own, after an aggressive game in which he left with red cards. Without having good technicians in the batch, the two bands rely more on the organization of the game and on the collective physical effort, which is desirable in the offensive phase.
Huddersfield has a poor track record.
Huddersfield has no goal scored in 10 of the last 12 away games and usually plays a 4-5-1 rudimentary. Huddersfield usually manages to fight the England rivals for a half time, then let go pressed and choked and gets most of the goals in the second half. The WBA has two wins in the last three Huddersfield trips, but has been chessed every time he has met the terriers at home (0-1 and 1-1). Statistics are bad in both camps.
West Brom has only one victory in the last 25 championship matches and lives on the achievements of Chadli and Rondon. Huddersfield has lost 8 of the last 10 away games and is the kind of opponent in front of which Alan Pardew hoped to score points. Huddersfield is in a free fall after five defeats in the last 6 games, but last season he made 4-1 at home with Bournemouth and courageous in this hard-fought battle in the basement. WBA is in 20th place (21-40 golaver) and Huddersfield on 17 (goal 23-47). We did not expect a good match.
West Brom: Foster – Evans, Gibbs, Dawson, Hegazi – Brunt, Barry – M. Phillips, Krychowiak – J. Rodriguez, Rondon
Huddersfield: Lossl – Hadergjonjaj, Zanka, Schindler, Malone – Hogg, Van la Parra, T. Ince, A. Pritchard, Billing – Depoitre
PREDICTION: Over 1.5 goals @ 1.50