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Brighton v Albion match preview

8 September 2017

UNBEATEN in the Premier League, through to the next round of the Carabao Cup and now preparing for a trip to Brighton. Here's everything you need to know as the Baggies ready themselves for their first visit to the Amex Stadium.

The opposition  

Brighton and Hove Albion won promotion to the Premier League for the first time under manager Chris Hughton last season.

After losing 2-0 to Manchester City on the opening day of the season and going down at Leicester by the same scoreline a week later, the Seagulls recorded their first point of the campaign with a 0-0 draw at Watford before the international break.

It was a busy summer transfer window down on the South Coast as Brighton brought in a whole host of new signings, including the likes of Ezequiel Schelotto, Matthew Ryan, Jose Izquierdo and Davy Propper.

Last time out 

The last competitive meeting between the two sides was back in April 1993 when the Baggies recorded a 3-1 win over Brighton in a Division Two game at The Hawthorns.

Stats

Albion

  • Seven points from the opening three games is the Baggies’ best start to a Premier League season since the 2012/13 campaign.
  • Albion’s last win away at Brighton was back in April 1990. Goals from Tony Ford, Don Goodman and Gary Bannister helped Brian Talbot’s team to a 3-0 victory.
  • Tony Pulis’ team have scored in each of their last five away games in all competitions.

Jay Rodriguez bags his first Hawthorns goal last time out

Brighton

  • Hughton’s team are yet to score a Premier League goal and have the fourth lowest shot tally at just 27 from their three matches.
  • Dale Stephens is tied with Jay Rodriguez at the top of the ‘fouls committed’ tally on 10 each so far this season.
  • Brighton players have been caught offside the most out of any in the Premier League apart from Arsenal, who they are level with on 13 each.

From the archive

Here’s the story of our last meeting with Brighton.

Head to head

The overall head to head record makes great reading for Baggies fans. There have been a total of 20 games between the two teams since the first meeting back in 1976. Albion have won nine, lost four and drawn seven.

Ticket news

Tickets are sold out for our first ever visit to the Amex Stadium. Albion will be backed by a following 2,550 - thank you for your fantastic support!

A guide for visiting supporters can be found here

Follow the game

Comprehensive coverage of the clash with Brighton is available in our new Match Centre, where you can listen to free live commentary on WBA Radio or follow our live text feed.

WBA Radio is the only service that allows Baggies fans around the world - from Smethwick to the Sahara - access to uninterrupted live commentaries from every one of our competitive games. Join Gez Mulholland and Dave Bowler for Baggies-biased live commentary on Saturday. 

You’ll also be able to find score updates on the club's social media channels. 

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