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COMMENTARY AND LIVE BLOG: Villa V Albion

3 March 2015

In-house Albion Player match commentary available from Villa Park

ALBION Player's in-house live match commentary team will be on air from 7pm for tonight's encounter (ko 7.45pm).

Dave Bowler and John Dunn will bring you Baggies-biased coverage as Albion take on Villa in the Barclays Premier League.

Albion Player is the only place you can listen to commentary of every Albion game – home and away.

To subscribe to Albion Player, click here.

LIVE BLOG

Our usual live blog on the Albion Wall - your one-stop hub for live updates from all our channels across the club on your PC or mobile - will also be running.

We’ll bring you free live text commentary from Villa Park, where our team of insiders, headed by Chris Lepkowski, will be keeping fans up to speed with all things Albion before, during and after the game.

Supporters are invited to leave comments and debate the game with fellow fans from 7pm.

INTERESTING FACTS

Albion last completed a league double over Villa in the 1973/74 season, when both sides were in the old Division Two. The Baggies claimed a 2-0 win at The Hawthorns on Boxing Day, before winning 3-1 at Villa Park in early March.

In all of the last five games at Villa Park between the two sides, both teams have scored.

Former Villa midfielder Craig Gardner could line up against his former employers. The 28-year-old scored the winner when the two sides met back in December.

The first ever meeting between the two sides came 120 years ago, on Saturday, January 3, 1885. The FA Cup third-round tie ended goalless.

There has not been more than a one-goal margin between the sides in the 17 Premier League meetings so far.

WE SAID, THEY SAID

We said – Tony Pulis: “I understand how big a game this is for everybody, all we are thinking about is getting the three points.”

They said – Ciaran Clark: “We want the three points - and need the three points because of our position in the Premier League.”

MOST RECENT ENCOUNTERS AT VILLA PARK

Villa 4-3 Albion (29/1/14) Premier League

Villa 1-1 Albion (30/9/12) Premier League

Villa 1-2 Albion (22/10/11) Premier League




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