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Albion v Swansea City match preview

6 April 2018

SWANSEA are the visitors to The Hawthorns on Saturday as Darren Moore takes charge of his first Albion game (ko 3pm).

The opposition 

The Swans currently sit 15th in the Premier League table having collected 31 points from their 31 games so far this season.

They have undergone a revival since appointing Carlos Carvalhal at the end of the December, with the Portuguese manager recording five wins from 11 games since taking charge.

That run of results, which includes victories over Liverpool and Arsenal, has seen them move up the league and three points clear of the relegation zone despite being bottom when he came in.

Last time out

The most recent game between the two teams was in December when a late Wilfried Bony strike earned Swansea a 1-0 success at the Liberty Stadium.

The last meeting at The Hawthorns, however, was a much more memorable one for Albion as they won 3-1 thanks to a Salomon Rondon hat-trick of headers.

Rondon celebrates scoring against Swansea last season

Stats

Albion

  • Albion are unbeaten in their last three Hawthorns games against Swansea (W2 D1).
  • The Baggies haven’t faced the Swans in April since beating them 3-0 in a Division Two match during the 1992/93 season.
  • Rondon has scored four goals in his last four appearances against the South Wales side.

Swansea

  • Carvalhal’s team have won two, lost two and drawn one of their last five games.
  • Swansea have picked up one victory from their last 14 fixtures on the road.
  • They lost 2-0 at Manchester United in the most recent outing

From the archive

Here are the full highlights from the 3-1 win over Swansea during the 2016/17 campaign...

Head to head

The overall head-to-head record sees Swansea just about come out on top.

Of the 40 matches that have been played, Albion have won 14 times, there have been eight draws and Swansea have been victorious on 18 occasions.

Man in the middle

The referee for Saturday’s game is Roger East, and he’ll be assisted by Simon Beck and Derek Eaton - with David Coote as the fourth official.

It’ll be the third time that East has refereed Albion this season, having previously been in the middle for the 1-0 defeat at Huddersfield and the goalless draw with Everton.

Ticket news

Tickets for the game remain on general sale.

Season-ticket holders can bring a friend for just £15 adults and seniors, £10 full-time students & young adults (22 and under), and £5 juniors (U17).

Junior ticket prices have also been reduced to just £5 for the Swansea clash.

Otherwise seats are priced at £25 adults, £20 adults, £20 seniors (60+), £15 full-time student & young adults (22 and under) and, as stated above, just £5 juniors.

Tickets can be bought online, in person from the East Stand Ticket Office or by calling 0121 227 222.

Follow the game

Comprehensive coverage of the clash with Swansea is available in our 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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