Match Previews

MATCH PREVIEW: Albion v Bournemouth

Everything you need to know as the Baggies meet the Cherries

ALBION's Premier League season continues on Saturday as they look to make it seven Premier League wins out of eight at The Hawthorns against AFC Bournemouth (ko 3pm).

The opposition

After a promising start to their second season in the top-flight, Bournemouth have hit a run of poor form. Winless in all competitions in 2017, the Cherries are now just six points clear of the relegation zone. And with injury to Callum Wilson at the start of this month, Eddie Howe will be hoping his squad can do enough to secure their Premier League status for another year.

Last time out

It was Wilson who scored an audacious flick as Howe's side beat the Baggies 1-0 at the Vitality Stadium in September.

BAGGIES BOW: Nacer Chadli makes his Albion debut at Bournemouth in September

Team news

Jonny Evans made a scoring return to action against West Ham and will be available for selection. But Craig Dawson and Gareth McAuley have forged an impressive partnership at centre-half in the Northern Irishman's absence.

Callum Wilson is the only long-term absentee for the Cherries.


Albion need just seven more points to better their tally for the whole of the last Premier League season (43) There are 13 games remaining.

Despite sitting six places below the Baggies in the table, Bournemouth average 1.4 goals per game to Albion's 1.36. However, the Cherries have conceded 18 more goals.

From the archive

Head to head

Albion have only met Bournemouth 18 times with the record standing at an even W7, D4, L7.

Ticket news

Tickets are now on general sale.

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

Tickets can be purchased from the East Stand Ticket Office, by calling 0121 227 2227 or online (click here).

*Lower priced tickets apply to Smethwick End and Birmingham Road End seats.

*Concessionary matchday tickets are available in West Stand Wings but not West Stand Central.

Follow the game

The game will kick off at 3pm 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.