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MATCH PREVIEW: Albion v Swansea

14 December 2016

Everything you need to know ahead of the Swans' visit to West Bromwich

Looking to dust themselves down after defeat at Stamford Bridge, Albion's season continues on Wednesday as they welcome Swansea City to the Hawthorns (ko 8pm).

The opposition

There were a few eyebrows raised when Swansea sacked Francecso Guidolin and replaced him with Bob Bradley in October. The Italian had guided the Swans to a 12th place finish in the Premier League in 2015/16 and the arriving Bradley had no Premier League experience. However, in his two months in charge of the Welsh club the American boss has already guided his side out of the relegation zone for the first time this season. Two wins in their last three games against Crystal Palace and Sunderland has given the South Walian faithful a new sense of optimism.

Last time out

It took an injury-time strike from Salomon Rondon to rescue a point for the Baggies last time out against Swansea at The Hawthorns. The Venezuelan poked home in the 93rd minute to secure a 1-1 draw for the hosts.


THE LATE SHOW: Rondon nicks a point for Albion against Swansea

Team news

Myhill is still sidelined for Albion with an ankle injury. But bar Boaz, the Baggies have a clean bill of health.

Craig Dawson is suspended after he picked up his fifth booking of the season in the 1-0 defeat at Chelsea on Sunday.

As for the Swans, Federico Fernandez is likely to miss out after injuring his toe in the 3-0 Premier League win over Sunderland.

Stats

As a result of his suspension, Dawson will miss his first competitive minutes for the Baggies in the Premier League this season. Alongside Ben Foster and Gareth McAuley, the full-back has played the full 90 minutes in every game for Albion so far (1350).

After taking five points from their first 12 games, Bob Bradley's side have won seven points out of a possible 12 in their last four.

Albion have 20 points from their first 15 games, their best start to a Premier League season since 2012.

From the archive

Goals from Brown Ideye and Saido Berahino gave the Baggies a crucial Premier League victory against Swansea in February 2015.


Head to head

Albion and Swansea have only met 37 times in their history, with the Swans edging the head to head record with 16 wins to 13. Eight games have been drawn.

Tickets

Seats are now on general sale for the Premier League clash.

Seats are priced at £25 adults, £20 seniors, £15 students/22 & under and £10 under-17s.



And there's a special offer available for season-ticket holders who can bring a friend for £10 adults and £5 concessions.

Tickets are available to purchase online (click here), in person from the East Stand Ticket Office or by calling 0121 227 2227.

Concessionary matchday tickets are on offer in West Stand Wings but not West Stand Central.

Follow the game

The game will kick off at 8pm with comprehensive coverage available across all of the Club's social media channels.

Twitter - @WBA
Facebook - West Bromwich Albion
Snapchat - wbafc_official
Instagram - wba

You can also listen to live commentary on Albion Player with Dave Bowler and Gez Mulholland talking you through the action.

Press Conference




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