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MATCH PREVIEW: Hull City v Albion

25 November 2016

Everything you need to know ahead of Saturday's visit to the KCOM Stadium

ALBION's Premier League season continues on Saturday as they travel to the KCOM Stadium to face Hull City (ko 3pm).

The opposition

After flying out of the blocks in August with wins over Leicester and Swansea, Hull have suffered some recent poor form in the Premier League. A precious three points at home to Southampton earlier this month put an end to a six-match losing streak, but last weekend's thumping at the Stadium of Light brought the Tigers back down to earth. That said, Mike Phelan will be looking at the clash with the Baggies as a chance for his side to get back to winning ways and move out of the bottom three.

Last time out

Albion haven't beaten Hull away from home in the league since 2008 when they recorded a 3-1 win in the Championship. James Morrison was on target that day. Some things never change.

Last time out at the then KC Stadium, Graham Dorrans saw his penalty saved as Albion were held to a 0-0 draw.

LOAN GUNNER: Jay Simpson scores in a 2-2 draw at the KC Stadium in 2009

Team News

Albion have no suspensions, but former Tiger Boaz Myhill is unavailable after picking up an ankle injury. Nacer Chadli faces a late fitness test after a minor knee procedure.

Abel Hernandez, Will Keane, Andy Robertson, Moses Odubajo, Greg Luer and Alex Bruce all miss out for Hull through injury. 

Stats

Albion's last league defeat at Hull was in 1992. With that fixture coming in Division Three, both sides have come a remarkably long way.

Albion drew a blank that day but have found their form in front of goal this season, scoring 16 times in their first 12 games. Hull have only managed ten goals so far, failing to score in half of their Premier League games this season.

PICK THAT OUT: Matt Phillips smashes in Albion's opener in the 4-0 win over Burnley

From the archive

Phillips and Bednar joined Morrison on the scoresheet in the 3-1 win in 2008.

Tony Mowbray's side moved back to the top of the Championship in what would be a title-winning campaign.


Head to head

Albion have only played Hull 11 times since the turn of the century, winning five.

Overall, the Baggies have the edge, with 19 wins to Hull's 18.

Tickets and Travel

Seats for the clash at the KCOM Stadium are now on general sale for £30 adults and £24 concessions. The Baggies have been handed an allocation of 2,500 for the trip to Humberside, and fans can purchase tickets online, via the East Stand Ticket Office, or by calling 0121 227 2227.

Coach travel departing Kidderminster at 9.30am, Stourbridge and Lye at 9.45 and The Hawthorns at 10.30am is available for £23. Stagecoach in Hull runs a dedicated football park and ride for the KCOM Stadium. This will be available for away fans and is situated just off the A63.


Follow the game

The game will kick off at 3pm on Saturday with comprehensive coverage across all of the Club's social media channels.

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

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

The Gaffer's thoughts




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