West Bromwich Albion in action vs Blackburn on July 11, 2020
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EFL Championship Friday: Miller picks Huddersfield Town vs West Brom in a game the Baggies NEED to win

West Bromwich Albion needs to win Friday to stave off late season Brentford charge. Match time is 12:30 pm EDT.

Sean Miller

Sean Miller

Since the restart, West Bromwich Albion has lost just one of seven matches. But the Baggies have only won three: three draws, including in their last two, have seen their automatic promotion push fall off the rails.

To make matters worse, Brentford is coming on like a runaway freight train: seven straight wins since the restart (eight overall), to move to within one point of the Baggies with two games to go. I don’t think you could find too many people that think Brentford won’t continue this run either: the Bees have Stoke City and Barnsley, which is all but relegated, left.

West Brom NEEDS to win this: if the Baggies fail to pick up all three points, they could find themselves in the four-team playoffs, after sitting in the automatic promotion places all season.

I think WBA finds a way here.

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ENGLAND EFL CHAMPIONSHIP

Huddersfield Town (+425) vs. West Brom (-141), draw (+245), 12:30 p.m. EDT (ESPN+)

THE PICKS:

West Brom -0.75 (-107)

Over 2.25 goals Asian handicap (-121)

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