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The Championship fixture at The Hawthorns on Saturday sees home side West Bromwich Albion ready themselves for the visit of Ipswich Town.
Our West Bromwich Albion v Ipswich Town predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below - plus the latest betting odds.
West Bromwich Albion
West Bromwich Albion will be looking for an improved result here after the 2-1 Championship loss in their previous game against Southampton.
In that game, West Bromwich Albion managed 47% possession and 13 attempts at goal with 1 on target. The only player to score for West Bromwich Albion was Kyle Bartley (65'). Southampton had 10 shots at goal with 3 on target. Will Smallbone (5') and Adam Armstrong (79') scored for Southampton.
In their last six fixtures, Carlos Corberán's West Bromwich Albion have hit the back of the net 9 times, an average number of goals per match equal to 1.5.
Their past results show that West Bromwich Albion:
- haven't lost in the league to Ipswich Town in their previous 4 matches.
- are undefeated in their last 5 league matches at home.
Ipswich Town head into the clash following on from a 3-2 Championship win with the defeat of Swansea City in their last fixture.
In that match, Ipswich Town had 38% possession and 22 attempts at goal with 9 on target. For Ipswich Town, the scorers were Jack Taylor (17'), Conor Chaplin (22') and George Hirst (53'). At the other end, Swansea City had 7 shots at goal with 4 on target. Jay Fulton (7') and Jamal Lowe (95') scored for Swansea City.
In as many as 5 out of the previous 6 clashes involving Ipswich Town, a minimum of three goals have been hit. The average number of goals per game during that time is 3.83, with the average number of goals for Ipswich Town being 2.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Ipswich Town:
- have not registered a win against West Bromwich Albion when having played them away from home in the previous 6 league matches. They'll be keen to stop this run.
- are undefeated in their previous 17 league matches away from home. An incredible run.
- are without an away win for the past 2 matches in the league.
Head to head
Checking out their prior head to head duels going back to 01/01/2008, there has been little to separate the clubs with West Bromwich Albion winning 2 of those games, Ipswich Town 2 and 2 being draws in normal time.
An aggregate of 12 goals were scored between them during those clashes, with 6 of them for The Baggies and 6 belonging to The Tractor Boys. That’s an average goals per game of 2.
The previous league encounter featuring these clubs was Championship match day 36 on 09/03/2019 and the score finished West Bromwich Albion 1-1 Ipswich Town.
In that game, West Bromwich Albion had 46% possession and 16 shots on goal with 5 on target. Their only player to score was Stefan Johansen (4').
On the other side, Ipswich Town had 22 shots on goal with 7 on target. Jon Nolan (48') scored.
The referee was Andy Woolmer.
Team News: West Bromwich Albion
Daryl Dike (Achilles tendon surgery) and Adam Reach (Thigh problems) aren’t available for West Bromwich Albion gaffer Carlos Corberán.
Team News: Ipswich Town
From a largely available group of players, there is only the sole fitness issue for the Ipswich Town gaffer Kieran McKenna to be concerned about. Lee Evans (Knee problems) won’t be playing here.
We envisage that Ipswich Town and West Bromwich Albion may well end up cancelling each other out here.
A close call, and we think a draw is quite likely. We therefore see a close game with a 1-1 draw at the end of this game.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
West Bromwich Albion
Stadium: The Hawthorns (26,688)
Captain: Jed Wallace
Chairman: Lai Guochuan
Manager: Carlos Corberán
Competitions: Championship position 7
⭐ Key Player: Matt Phillips
Typically used in the Left Wing position, Matt Phillips was born in Aylesbury, England. Having played his first senior match for Wycombe Wanderers in the 2007 - 2008 season, the gifted Forward has scored 3 league goals in this Championship 2023 - 2024 campaign to date in a total of 16 appearances.