Match Previews

Blackburn v Albion match preview

Blackburn preview

The Baggies are back in action at Blackburn Rovers on Saturday afternoon (ko 3pm) following Wednesday’s blistering Hawthorns victory against the Blades.

Albion delivered a stunning performance in B71, taking Sheffield United apart 4-0 under the lights thanks to strikes from Dara O’Shea, Alex Mowatt and Callum Robinson after Jack Robinson’s early own goal.

And that midweek success means Valérien Ismaël’s side have the opportunity to claim a third consecutive win up at Ewood Park this weekend – a ground the Baggies haven’t triumphed at since December 2011.

How to follow the game

WBA Radio will be on hand as ever to talk you through all of the action as it happens live at Ewood Park.

Fans will need a My Albion account to access full commentary. Those who haven’t signed up already can do so here. Supporters can purchase an Audio Match Pass here.

Live commentary starts from 15 minutes before kick-off and will be accessible through the live match centre or WBA TV.

Similarly, you can get your fix of Baggies-biased commentary for every league game by getting a Matchday Season Pass here, or even spread the cost with a Monthly Pass!

Fans based overseas can watch a live stream of Saturday's game. Seasonal match passes are still available at the Early Bird price of £140 or you can buy a Match Pass for £10 at

A monthly pass can also be purchased for £25.

You’ll be able to access the stream through the Live Match Centre or the West Bromwich Albion app.

If you have any issues registering or accessing your My Albion account please contact

If you have technical issues accessing your stream, please contact

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Former Baggies boss Tony Mowbray is now into his sixth season as Rovers boss.

The 57-year-old, who won the Championship with Albion in 2007/08, has helped the club re-establish itself in the second tier of English football, finishing 15th last season.

Blackburn have made an impressive start to the current campaign, picking up seven points from their opening three matches.

Rovers beat Swansea 2-1 at home on the opening day before drawing 1-1 at Millwall last Saturday. That result was followed up by an eye-catching 2-1 win against Nottingham Forest at the City Ground on Wednesday night, with Daniel Ayala and Darragh Lenihan both on target. 

Classic match

Albion's last win at Ewood Park was a 2-1 triumph in December, 2011.

James Morrison's spectacular volley put the Baggies ahead but Scott Dann bundled home an equaliser with less than 20 minutes remaining.

However, Albion weren't to be denied all three points and won it thanks to a beauty from Peter Odemwingie. 


Did you know?

Albion will want to improve their recent record up at Ewood Park. 

In the ten games the Baggies have faced Blackburn in Lancashire since the turn of the century, Rovers have won five, drawn four and lost just once to Albion.

You would be forgiven for expecting plenty of goals. Both teams have scored in all three of Blackburn’s Championship games this season, while the Baggies have bagged nine – more than any other side.

And finally, in all of the last eight head-to-heads, there have been at least two goals scored in each game.

Away kit colours

Our black away kit will make its competitive debut at Blackburn on Saturday.

Not got yours yet? Order it here.