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Carabao Cup | Stoke City v Albion preview

Stoke City preview graphic with an image of Alex Mowatt

West Bromwich Albion travel to Stoke City on Tuesday night for a first-round clash in the Carabao Cup (ko 7.45pm).

The two teams have come up against each other 151 times before, but the fixture at the bet365 Stadium will, incredibly, be the first in the League Cup.

The Potters kicked the 2023/24 campaign off with a comfortable 4-1 victory over Rotherham United on home soil, while the Baggies suffered a 2-1 reverse at Blackburn Rovers.

The Potters and the Baggies have the second round in sight

Follow the fixture live 

Supporters can listen to live coverage of the first-round tie on WBA Radio.

Gez Mulholland and former midfielder Andy Johnson will provide live commentary from the bet365 Stadium, with coverage starting at 7.35pm.

Audio passes are available to purchase here.

Regular updates will also be posted across the club's social media channels throughout the night.

The opponents

There's plenty of optimism around Stoke City this season following a number of new arrivals through the door in the summer. 

The Potters have added plenty of new faces, including goalkeeper Mark Travers, defenders Ki-Jana Hoever, Luke McNally, Michael Rose and Enda Stevens, midfielders Ben Pearson, Daniel Johnson, Chiquinho and Andre Vidigal, as well as Brazilian forward Wesley.

Stoke made a storming start on Saturday, sweeping Rotherham United aside 4-1 in Staffordshire, a result which only added to the renewed expectation levels among supporters.

The 2023/24 campaign is their sixth successive season in the second tier and, in that time, Tuesday's hosts are yet to finish higher than 14th. 

Stoke will have their sights on the play-offs this time around though, and Alex Neil's group will be keen to make it two wins from two games at the start of the campaign when the Baggies visit in the Carabao Cup in midweek. 

Potters' boss Alex Neil

One to remember

The Baggies secured three important Sky Bet Championship points on the road against Stoke back in November 2019.

Matt Phillips got the ball rolling as early as the eighth minute before Hal Robson-Kanu slotted in a second-half penalty to seal a 2-0 scoreline. 

Supporters can watch the highlights below.

The last five

Stoke City 1-2 Albion

April 15 2023, Sky Bet Championship


Albion 2-0 Stoke City

November 12 2022, Sky Bet Championship


Albion 1-3 Stoke City

April 9 2022, Sky Bet Championship


Stoke City 1-0 Albion

October 1 2021, Sky Bet Championship


Albion 0-1 Stoke

January 20 2020, Sky Bet Championship 

Midfielder Jayson Molumby bagged a brace at the bet365 Stadium last season

Did you know?

Both clubs have one League Cup title to their name. 

Albion won the competition in 1965/66, beating West Ham United 5-3 on aggregate over two legs. 

The Potters' moment of glory in the competition came in 1971/72 when they claimed a 2-1 triumph over Chelsea at Wembley in front of almost 100,000 spectators. 

Graham Williams collects the League Cup in 1966

Ticket details

Tickets are on general sale for Albion’s Carabao Cup tie against Stoke City.

The Baggies have been handed an initial allocation of 2,500 for the trip to the Bet365 Stadium.

There are two price categories available - one for Albion season ticket holders and another for non-season ticket holders.

Seats for season ticket holders are priced £12 Adults, £9 Over-65s, £4 Under-18s, and £1 Under-11s.

Meanwhile non-season ticket holders can gain access for £14 Adults, £11 Over-65s, £5 Under-18s, and £1 Under-11s.

Supporters can purchase online, in person from the East Stand Ticket Office or by calling 0121 227 2227.

A ticket graphic displaying information for Albion's game at Stoke

Travel colours 

Carlos Corberán's men will wear their lime green away kit for Tuesday's cup clash.

Albion wore the same colours at Blackburn Rovers on Saturday.

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Jayson Molumby in the club's lime green away kit