West Brom vs Hull City preview: How to watch, team news, odds & more

All the details you need to know ahead of Wednesday night’s clash

West Brom will be looking to put the nightmare of Saturday behind them when Hull City come to the Hawthorns on Wednesday night.

The Baggies won’t need reminding about the abject performance at Craven Cottage which saw them lose 3-0 to promotion rivals Fulham last weekend and nothing less than a win will do against the struggling Tigers.

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Saturday’s loss allowed second placed Fulham to create a four point gap between themselves and Valerien Ismael’s men and with Bournemouth pulling clear at the top, Wednesday already feels like a big one.

Valerien Ismael, 55.6 per cent - The former Bayern Munich and Crystal Palace defender took Barnsley from the relegation places into the play-offs last season before joining West Brom

When is the game?

The game takes place on Wednesday 3rd November at West Brom’s home of the Hawthorns. Kick-off is set for 20:00 (BST).

Is the game on TV?

The game is on TV, which is not unusual for a Baggies game this season. It will be live on Sky Sports Football along with the other five Championship fixtures that are taking place on the night. You can access any of the six games via the red button.

How can I stream it?

Sky Sports customers can stream the game with Sky Go either online or via the app with any good smart devices. Baggies fans that can’t attend the game can also buy a video pass on WBA TV to watch the full game for a price of £10.

Team news

West Brom will be without Darnell Furlong who saw red against Fulham on Saturday so unless Ismael opts for a change in shape, Adam Reach would be the likely replacement.

Richard Smallwood picked up a facial injury but will likey play for Hull and George Honeyman could return from illness.

Form guide

West Brom: WLWLWL

Hull City: DWLLLL

One thing you can say about West Brom’s record is that it’s consistent. Consistently inconsistent, that is.

Three wins and three losses in the last six with every win coming after a loss and vice versa, it’s hard to know which Baggies team is going to turn up. The positive news is if that pattern continues, it looks like we’re in for a banker home win on Wednesday night.

Hull City on the other hand look destined for the drop at current. They sit 22nd having lost their last four in a row. Pressure is building on Grant McCann to get things right and he may be running out of time.

Head-to-head record

The Baggies have an impressive recent record against Hull City, winning six of the last 10 meetings including most recently the 4-2 victory at the Hawthorns in July 2020.

Hull’s last win against West Brom came in November 2018 at the MKM Stadium but you have to go back to 2008 for the last time they bagged a win at the Hawthorns. A 3-0 win in the Premier League - Kamil Zayatte, Geovanni & Marlon King the scorers.

Predicted line-ups

West Brom (3-4-2-1): Johnstone; Ajayi, Bartley, Clarke; Reach, Molumby, Livermore, Townsend; Diangana, Grant; Robinson

Hull City (4-1-2-1-2): Ingram; Emmanuel, Bernard, Greaves, Elder; Smallwood; Honeyman, Cannon; Docherty; Lewis-Potter, Eaves

Score prediction

West Brom 3-0 Hull City

I expect West Brom to bounce back as they so often do and expect them to do it in convincing fashion.

You couldn’t ask for a better opponent to face at this moment in time and although stranger things have happened, can’t see anything but a win for Ismael’s side.

Betting odds

West Brom: 4/11

Draw: 15/4

Hull City: 15/2

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