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Albion v Brighton match preview

ALBION will be looking to make it back-to-back wins when they host Brighton at The Hawthorns on Saturday (ko 3pm).

The opposition 

Brighton are currently sat 12th in the Premier League table on 23 points having won five, drawn eight and lost nine of their 22 games so far this season.

The Seagulls have tasted victory from one of their last five league games, though did beat rivals Crystal Palace 2-1 in their FA Cup third round game on Monday night. 

Last time out  

Our most recent game against Brighton was back in September when we were defeated 3-1 at the Amex Stadium.

However, the last time we took on The Seagulls at the Hawthorns it was Albion who ran out 3-1 winners back in April 1993.

James Morrison scores down on the South Coast earlier in the season



  • The Baggies have never lost at home to Brighton in a league game (W5, D4).
  • Alan Nyom will play his 50th Premier League game in Albion colours if he makes an appearance against The Seagulls.
  • James McClean will take part in his 100th game for the Baggies on Saturday if picked by manager Alan Pardew.


  • The last three matches between the teams have all ended in a 3-1 win to the home side.
  • There hasn't been a goalless draw between Albion and Brighton since February 1983 - a run stretching back nine games.
  • Shane Duffy has made both the most clearances (173) and the most headed clearances (131) in the PL so far this campaign.

From the archive

Here's the highlights of the last time we played Brighton at The Hawthorns from back in 1993...

Head to head 

The head-to-head record makes for good reading if you’re an Albion fan.

The Baggies have won eight, drawn seven and lost five of the 20 meetings between the two sides.

Man in the middle

The referee for Saturday’s game is Martin Atkinson, and he’ll be assisted by Stephen Child and Adrian Holmes with Tony Harrington as the fourth official.

Atkinson has officiated just one Albion game so far this season - the 1-0 win at Burnley back in August.

Ticket news

Seats for the match remain on general sale, are are priced at £25 adults, £20 seniors (60+), £15 full-time students and young adults (22 and under) and just £10 juniors (U17s).

Tickets can be purchased online, in person from the East Stand Ticket Office or by calling 0121 227 2227.

Follow the game

Comprehensive coverage of the clash with Brighton 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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