Our prediction for this Championship match:
Sparkles will be flying when West Bromwich Albion and Leeds United go head to head at the Hawthorns in a highly-anticipated Championship derby. The Baggies defeated ten-man Norwich City on Boxing Day, with Brandon Thomas-Asante scoring the only goal of the match and they now aim to finish 2023 in style. With no fresh injury worries to report, head coach Carlos Corberan is unlikely to make changes to the team that defeated the Potters on Tuesday.
The Whites, on the other hand, suffered a 2-1 loss to Preston in the last festive fixture, with the team dropping to fourth place in the standings. Leeds are eager to return to winning ways as soon as possible, but seeing that first-choice goalkeeper Illan Meslier misses out through suspension, we are tempted to put our money on the underdogs. Both Jamie Shackleton and Stuart Dallas are sidelined with injuries.
Highlighted Player (Liam Cooper):
Liam Cooper is a Scotland international, who was born in Kingston Upon Hull, England. Cooper was eligible to play for both England and Scotland, but he decided to represent the Scotts on the international stage.
The Leeds United defender, who is capable of playing at left and centre back, received his first ever call-up for Scotland on 10 March 2016 for a friendly match against Denmark, but he did not make his debut for the senior team back then. Liam Cooper began his career at Hull City and, after spending several seasons on loan at Carlisle United and Huddersfield Town he joined Chesterfield in 2013.
On 13 August, 2014, he signed a three-year deal with Leeds United for an undisclosed fee. Speaking of individual honours, Liam Cooper was named Young Player of the Year for the 2007/2008 season (Hull City). It has to be noted that he won Football League Two with Chesterfield in the 2013/2014 season.
Highlighted Team (West Bromwich):
West Bromwich Albion Football Club (shortly West Brom or WBA) is an English football club which was founded in 1878 by employees of Salter’s Spring Works in West Bromwich (a small city in the region of West Midlands). West Bromwhich Albion hosts it’s home games in the Hawthorns stadium which holds a capacity of 26 500 seats.
West Bromwich Albion is one of the founders of the English Football League and is currently for over 90 seasons active in the highest division. WBA managed to win the FA cup 5 times in their history and the English Premier League once.
The club colors of West Bromwich Albion are blue and white. Known players in the history of West Bromwich are Bobby Robson, Nwankwo Kanu and Cyrille Regis.