Match Previews

MATCH PREVIEW: Albion v Sunderland

Everything you need to know ahead of Saturday's clash at The Hawthorns

ALBION's Premier League season continues on Saturday as they entertain Sunderland at The Hawthorns (ko 3pm).

The opposition

Sunderland are currently 19th in the Premier League, level on points with bottom club Swansea City (15) and one point away from safety. David Moyes' side last picked up three points in December at home to Watford, with thumping defeats to Burnley and Stoke City stemming a winter resurgence. Expect goals this weekend. Albion and Sunderland have kept just five clean sheets between them this campaign.

Last time out

Nacer Chadli continued his impressive start to life at the Baggies with the opening goal in a 1-1 draw at the Stadium of Light in October.

MAN IN BLACK: Chadli puts Albion ahead at Sunderland in October

Team news

Tony Pulis is still awaiting a verdict from FIFA on Allan Nyom, whilst Jonny Evans faces a late fitness test.

Sunderland's injury list is somewhat more extensive. Up to seven first team players, including Jordan Pickford and Victor Anichebe, look set to miss out.


Albion have more Premier League wins against Sunderland than any other side. Since their return to the top flight in 2010, the Baggies have taken 26 points from a possible 38 in games against the Black Cats.

Matt Phillips got his first assist of the season on Wearside in October and has gone on to make another seven since, the third-highest in the top-flight.

From the archive

In the battle of the bottom two in September 2013, Stephane Sessegnon was on target against his former employers with Liam Ridgewell and Morgan Amalfitano adding the gloss to a crucial win for the Baggies.

Head to head

In 155 games with the Black Cats, Albion's record stands at W57, D44 and L54.

Ticket news

Seats for this weekend's clash are now on general sale.

Prices are £25 adults, £20 seniors, £15 students/22 and under & £10 under-17s, available in person at the East Stand Ticket Office, online, or by calling 0121 227 2227.

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.