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Albion vs Brighton match preview

Albion travel to face Brighton & Hove Albion at the American Express Community Stadium in the FA Cup fourth-round this Saturday (ko 3pm).

The opposition

Brighton sit in 13th place in the Premier League and are managed by Chris Hughton, who has been at the club since December 2014.

The Seagulls beat AFC Bournemouth 3-1 at the Vitality Stadium in the FA Cup third-round to progress to this stage of the competition.

Last time out

Our last meeting was in January 2018 as headed goals from Jonny Evans and Craig Dawson secured a 2-0 Hawthorns victory for the Baggies.




• The Baggies have lost just one of their last 13 games and have won five of their last six on the road.
• Darren Moore's side have scored the second-highest amount of league goals in England. Albion have netted 57 times whilst Manchester City, who top the charts, have notched 64.
This fixture will be the first ever meeting in the proper rounds of the FA Cup between two teams with the title 'Albion'.


• Have won just one of their last eight league games, including five defeats and two draws.
• Brighton have failed to score in 10 of the 21 matches that they have played against the Baggies.
• Glenn Murray has netted eight goals for Brighton this season, with centre half Shane Duffy their next highest scorer with four.

From the archive

Here are the highlights from an emphatic 5-1 victory for the Baggies against Brighton & Hove Albion at The Hawthorns in 1982... 

Head to head

Albion come out on top in the head-to-head record.

Of the 21 matches that have been played, the Baggies have triumphed nine times, there have been seven draws and Brighton have won on five occasions.

Man in the middle

The referee for Saturday's match is Lee Mason, and he'll be assisted by Derek Eaton and Simon Long with Craig Pawson as the fourth official.

Lee Mason has refereed Albion twice this season and both times Darren Moore's men have scored four goals; winning 4-3 at Norwich City and 4-1 against Leeds United.

Ticket news

A 3,000-strong army of Baggies supporters are set to travel to Brighton and Hove Albion's American Express Community Stadium on Saturday, and you can still join them.

Tickets remain on general sale with Albion's allocation standing at 4,300 seats, and tickets are priced at £15 adults, £10 over-65s and under-21s, and £5 under-18s. 

You can secure your seat in person at the East Stand Ticket Office, online or by calling 0121 227 2227.

Subsidised coach travel, departing Kidderminster at 8am, Stourbridge & Lye at 8.15am and The Hawthorns at 9am, is available for £20 per person.

Follow the game

Comprehensive coverage of the clash with Brighton is available in our Match Centre, where you can listen to 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. iFollow subscribers can join Gez Mulholland and Dave Bowler for Baggies-biased live commentary on Saturday.

International supporters who have an iFollow subscription may be able to live stream the game depending on where they are located around the world. To find out, click here.

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

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