West Bromwich Albion hosts a struggling Hull City side at the Hawthorns in round number 16 of the EFL Championship. West Brom was ranked third in the league table after the completion of round-15. The Baggies have earned 28 points so far this season. Hull City are in the relegation zone and have earned nine points.
The Baggies have lost momentum in the last few games. The team has won two of the last five fixtures and lost the other three. However, they have been one of the best performers in the Championship.
The Baggies have scored 25 goals and average 1.53 goals per 90. They have created the second-highest threat rate in the Championship, and their xG rate is 27.98 while the average is 1.71 xG per match. West Brom have created the most number of positional attacks this season. The team averages 30.53 positional attacks per 90, and the total count is 499 positional attacks. West Brom players have attempted 206 shots and are only behind Fulham in the standings for the most shots taken. They have managed to hit 72 shots on target, and 49 on-target shots were attempted from inside the opposition box.
Karlan Ahearne-Grant has been the top goal contributor for the Baggies. The centre-forward has scored seven goals and has two assists to his name. Callum Robinson is another Baggies player who has made contributions towards scoring goals. He has scored three goals and provided four assists.
Hull City struggle to find form and have lost their previous four fixtures. The Tigers are in the 22nd position and are struggling for points. They have scored nine goals in 15 games and have conceded 21 in return. Their goal-scoring count is the lowest in the league.
Hull City’s struggles in front of the goal are because they have the fewest shots on target in the league. The Tigers have attempted 150 shots of which, only 40 shots have been on target. Hull City players have attempted the fewest number of shots on target from inside the opposition box. 20 on-target shots have been from inside the opposition box and 20 from outside the box. Due to this, the xG rate is the lowest in the league. The expected goal rate of the team is 11.94 and average 0.73 xG per 90.
The above shot map is from the match against Coventry City in the previous round. The Tigers have attempted ten shots and two shots have been on target. The shots are attempted from a pretty decent position in the box, but the xG rate is less than one. Hull City players have attempted an equal number of shots from inside and outside the opposition box.
The team will rely on their top goal contributor Keane Lewis Potter. The 20-year old has scored two goals and provided two assists so far in the Championship.
West Bromwich Albion will look to take three points from this fixture. The Baggies have played an attacking style of football and will look to close the gap on leaders Bournemouth. Hull City have struggled to find the back of the net, and this will be a concern for the manager and the travelling fans. West Brom go into the match as the favorites.