Return to this page a few days before the scheduled game when this expired prediction will be updated with our full preview and tips for the next match between these teams.
The Championship match at The Hawthorns on Sunday sees home side West Bromwich Albion facing opposition in the form of Hull City.
Full predictions, pre-match stats and user poll for West Bromwich Albion v Hull City are shown on this page - plus the latest betting odds.
West Bromwich Albion
West Bromwich Albion, buoyed by their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after the 0-3 Championship success against Sheffield Wednesday.
In that game, West Bromwich Albion managed 50% possession and 10 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. For West Bromwich Albion, the scorers were Charlie Austin (37') and Matheus Pereira (58', 85'). Sheffield Wednesday had 12 attempts on goal with 1 of them on target.
A common aspect of more recent West Bromwich Albion games is seeing a zero in the scoreline.
Taking their previous 6 matches leading up to this one, in as many as 5 of them a bet on BTTS would've lost.
Leading up to this clash, West Bromwich Albion:
- haven't lost in the league to Hull City in their previous 2 games.
- are without a home win in the past 2 matches in the league.
Hull City will go into this meeting after a 2-1 Championship win to beat Middlesbrough in their last outing.
In that match, Hull City had 47% possession and 8 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. For Hull City, goals were scored by Herbie Kane (8') and Mallik Wilks (90'). For their opponents, Middlesbrough got 14 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. Britt Assombalonga (4') scored for Middlesbrough.
Showing their predisposition for productive matches, goals have been celebrated 21 times in the last six matches in which Hull City have taken to the field, giving a mean average of 3.5 goals for each clash. Opposition teams have hit 15 of those goals. Historical results aside, we will just have to wait and see whether the trend shall continue on in this next game.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Hull City:
- have not emerged victorious against West Bromwich Albion when having played them away from home in the previous 4 matches in the league. They really have not been travelling well at all.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 6 matches in the league.
Head to head
Checking on their prior head-to-head meetings stretching back to 10/01/2015 shows us that West Bromwich Albion have won 4 of these & Hull City 1, with the tally of draws standing at 1.
A combined total of 14 goals were scored between them in these games, with 9 of them from The Baggies and 5 created by The Tigers. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.33.
The last league match featuring these clubs was Championship match day 16 on 09/11/2019 when it finished Hull City 0-1 West Bromwich Albion.
On that day, Hull City managed 40% possession and 10 shots at goal with 3 on target.
On the other side, West Bromwich Albion had 9 shots at goal with 2 on target. Jake Livermore (28') was the scorer.
The match was refereed by James Linington.
Team News: West Bromwich Albion
Availability isn’t a big problem, with just a single fitness concern for the West Bromwich Albion gaffer Slaven Bilić to be concerned with from a near full-strength group. Jonathan Leko (Cruciate Ligament Injury) will miss out.
It’s our opinion that The Baggies could make use of the 4-2-3-1 formation this time with Sam Johnstone, Kieran Gibbs, Semi Ajayi, Ahmed Hegazy, Dara O'Shea, Romaine Sawyers, Jake Livermore, Callum Robinson, Matheus Pereira, Kamil Grosicki and Charlie Austin.
Team News: Hull City
Hull City manager Grant McCann has to choose a team with limited availability. Angus MacDonald (Cancer) and Jon Toral (Thigh Problems) are not able to play.
We believe The Tigers seem most likely to play in a 4-4-1-1 system, starting the game with George Long, Matthew Pennington, Jordy de Wijs, Reece Burke, Brandon Fleming, Mallik Wilks, Daniel Batty, Kevin Stewart, James Scott, Leonardo da Silva Lopes and Josh Magennis.
We feel that Hull City would be disappointed if they were not to score a goal against this West Bromwich Albion team, but that might not quite be as many as the goals that they could concede.
We’re expecting a close game with a 2-1 winning margin for West Bromwich Albion by the conclusion of the game. It’s a very tough call.
⚽️ Team Focus:
West Bromwich Albion
Stadium: The Hawthorns (26,850)
Captain: Chris Brunt
Chairman: Li Piyue
Manager: Slaven Bilić
Competitions: Championship position 2
🔑 Key Player: Matt Phillips
Customarily deployed in the Right Attacking Midfielder position, Matt Phillips was born in Aylesbury, England. Having made his senior debut playing for Wycombe Wanderers in the 2007 - 2008 season, the gifted Midfielder has struck 7 league goals in the Championship 2019 - 2020 season to date in a total of 35 appearances.