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Albion v Stoke City Match Preview

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West Bromwich Albion will be hoping to secure a third straight home victory in the Sky Bet Championship when Stoke City come to town on Saturday afternoon (ko 3pm).

The Baggies have beaten the division's top two teams Fulham and AFC Bournemouth in their last two matches at The Hawthorns, with Alex Mowatt and Andy Carroll on target in midweek against the Cherries.

Visitors Stoke City arrive in the Black Country in 15th position and off the back of a disappointing defeat on the road against Reading on Tuesday.

The Potters were beaten 2-1 by the Royals, a result which extended their winless run away from home to eight league matches.

It's Stoke City next up for Steve Bruce's Baggies

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Stoke City will want to bounce back from defeat at Reading in midweek with a win at The Hawthorns on Saturday afternoon.

The Potters made a strong start to the season and looked capable of challenging for a spot in the top six of the Sky Bet Championship.

However, a run of just four victories in 17 games since the turn of the calendar year has halted any promotion plans, with the Potters sitting 15th ahead of their visit to the West Midlands.

Northern Irishman Michael O'Neill has been in charge at the bet365 Stadium since 2019, winning 51 of his 131 matches in charge.

O'Neill will be desperate for a strong end to the campaign and to see his side secure a top-half finish in the second tier of English football - something Stoke have failed to achieve in their three previous years in the Championship following their relegation from the Premier League in 2018.

But in order for that to happen, the Potters will need to improve their form on the road having not won any of their last eight away from Staffordshire. The last time Stoke won on their travels in the league was a 2-0 triumph at Hull City in January. 

The Potters will want to secure a league double over Albion

Classic clash

The Baggies beat Stoke City 2-1 in a dramatic Premier League clash at The Hawthorns back in January 2016.

Stephane Sessegnon fired Albion ahead after an hour, but striker Jon Walters equalised for the away team with less than ten minutes left.

Stoke then had Geoff Cameron sent-off in the 83rd minute, leaving just enough time for Jonny Evans to squeeze in an added-time winner.

Did you know?

Three of the last four meetings between West Bromwich Albion and Stoke City have ended in a 1-0 scoreline.

Stoke have won the last two head-to-heads by that very result, with Albion also winning by the odd goal to nil at the bet365 Stadium in February 2019.

Dwight Gayle scores the winner against the Potters in the 2018/19 campaign

LV BET's latest odds

Albion come in as the favourites at 7/8 (1.88) to secure all three points against Stoke City on Saturday.

After brushing Bournemouth aside on Wednesday, LV BET have West Bromwich Albion at 29/4 (8.25) to replicate their previous 2-0 result, and at 7/4 (2.75) to win without conceding. 

Albion strikers lead our goalscorer markets, with Andy Carroll at 9/5 (2.80) to find the back of the net and Callum Robinson at 13/7 (2.85) to have his say at The Hawthorns.

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Help "Power the Powerchairs" on Foundation Day

Albion will recognise the inspirational contribution of its all-conquering powerchair team when the club marks Foundation Day on Saturday, April 9.

The fixture against Stoke City is the annual showpiece event for the club’s official charity, The Albion Foundation, which this year hopes to raise funds to “Power the Powerchairs”.

The Foundation Day will also be a part of the first ever Week of Action by the English Football League (EFL). Using the power of football, EFL clubs and Club Community Organisations (CCOs) collectively invest in their communities every year, engaging with some of the most vulnerable members of society.

Click here to find out more and donate to The Albion Foundation.

Power the Powerchairs

Additional information 

Supporters are reminded the metro is currently out of use. As a result, train services on matchdays to and from The Hawthorns are likely to be extremely busy.

Albion fans are advised to consider alternative routes and allow for extra time when travelling if using the train.

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