Match Previews

Newcastle United v Albion match preview

ALBION travel up to the north east this Saturday to take on Newcastle United at St James’ Park (ko 3pm).

The opposition 

Newcastle currently sit 10th in the Premier League table, having accumulated 41 points from their 34 games so far this season.

Rafa Benitez’s side have won four of their last five matches and all but secured safety with a 2-1 triumph over Arsenal the weekend before last.

Their most recent outing, however, was a 1-0 defeat at Everton on Monday night.

Last time out

Our last meeting with Newcastle was a 2-2 draw at The Hawthorns under Gary Megson’s temporary charge back in November.

The game saw strikes from Hal Robson-Kanu and Sam Field put Albion two ahead before Ciaran Clark’s header and a Jonny Evans own goal meant the points were shared.

Field hammers home his first Baggies goal 



  • Darren Moore continued his unbeaten start as Albion boss with the draw against Liverpool (P3, W1, D2).
  • Jake Livermore scored his first goal for the Club in what was his 50th appearance in all competitions last weekend.
  • The Baggies have won five, drawn five and lost five of their last 15 games against Newcastle.


  • United need just one more point to be mathematically safe from relegation.
  • Benitez took charge of his 100th game as Newcastle manager in their last match at Everton.
  • The Magpies are in with a chance of finishing in the top 10 of the PL for the first time since the 2013/14 season.

From the archive

Here are the highlights from the 1-0 win over Newcastle in December 2015...

Head to head 

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

Of the 127 matches that have been played, Albion have won 47 times, there have been 34 draws and Newcastle have been victorious on 46 occasions.

Man in the middle

The referee for Saturday’s game is David Coote, and he’ll be assisted by Lee Betts and Andy Halliday - with Martin Atkinson as the fourth official.

This fixture will be the first time that Coote has refereed in the Premier League this season.

Ticket news

Tickets for the game are SOLD OUT.

Follow the game

Comprehensive coverage of the clash with Newcastle 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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