Match Previews

Hull City v Albion Match Preview

Andy Carroll Swansea

West Bromwich Albion travel to Hull City in the Sky Bet Championship on Saturday afternoon (ko 3pm).

The Baggies will be desperate to halt a run of seven matches without a win, with Steve Bruce's men losing their last three against Luton Town, Middlesbrough and Swansea City respectively.

Hosts Hull, managed by former Rangers and Ajax forward Shota Arveladze, are comfortably clear of the danger zone having come up from the third tier last season. 

They ended a six-game winless run by putting three unanswered strikes past Peterborough at the Weston Homes Stadium last Saturday. 

Albion visit the MKM Stadium this weekend

How to follow the game

Baggies-biased commentary from Gez Mulholland and Andy Johnson is available from 2.45pm on WBA TV Matchday.

Supporters outside the United Kingdom are unable to watch the match live owing to it being selected for overseas broadcast.

Current subscribers will be able to access the live commentary as usual, as well as having access to a full-match replay on Sunday on WBA TV+.

If you don’t have a subscription, you can buy a match pass for just £2.50 here.

To listen live, open the WBA App and look for the red LIVE button which will appear when the commentary is live. Alternatively, click here on Saturday afternoon.

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Hull City look set to secure Sky Bet Championship safety in comfortable fashion having come up to the second tier as Sky Bet League One champions. 

The Tigers sit on 37 points from their 35 matches, 14 points clear of the relegation zone. 

Last weekend's welcome win at relegation-threatened Peterborough United put a stop to a run of six games without victory, a stretch which included worrying defeats to struggling Derby County and Barnsley.

Their boss, Shota Arveladze, is Georgia's all-time leading goalscorer and a former forward at Rangers, Ajax and Trabzonspor.

The 49-year-old was appointed towards the end of January earlier this year and won his first match in charge of the club - a 2-0 triumph on home soil against Swansea City.

Arveladze has previous coaching experience at AZ (Assistant), Kayserispor, Kasımpaşa S.K., Trabzonspor, Maccabi Tel Aviv and Pakhtakor Tashkent.

The Tigers will be on the hunt for a sixth home league win of the season

Classic clash

The Baggies won 3-1 away at Hull City in the 2007/08 title-winning campaign.

Goals from Kevin Phillips, James Morrison and Roman Bednar secured three points in early January, with Richard Garcia on target for the hosts.

Did you know?

Steve Bruce managed 201 games for Hull City during a four-year stint at the MKM Stadium between June 2012 and July 2016.

During those years, the Baggies boss earned two promotions with the Tigers - the first coming in 2012/13 and the second in 2015/16.

Bruce won 82 matches in charge of Hull, drawing 44 and losing 75.

Bruce's Hull beat Sheffield Wednesday 1-0 at Wembley in the 2016 Championship play-off final

Away kit colours

Albion will wear their home kit for the third away match running at Hull on Saturday.

The Baggies have worn home colours in recent trips to Luton and Middlesbrough

LV BET's latest odds

Albion are priced 7/6 (2.17) to secure all three points against Hull City this Saturday.

The Baggies have won all of their last four games against the Tigers, scoring nine goals in the process. LV BET have Bruce’s men priced at 9/4 (3.25) to win the game without conceding, and at 11/2 (6.50) to replicate their previous result at the MKM Stadium and win the game 0-1.

Albion strikers lead our anytime goalscorer market, with Andy Carroll at 39/20 (2.95) to get his name on the scoresheet, Callum Robinson at 2/1 (3.00) to find the back of the net and Karlan Grant at 21/10 (3.10) to score his 11th goal of the season. 

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