Match Previews

Match Preview: Albion v Blackpool

Albion home shirts hanging in the dressing room.

Albion return to action at The Hawthorns as they welcome Blackpool to B71 on Tuesday evening (8pm ko).

The Baggies are hunting for their first win under new Head Coach Carlos Corberán after a disappointing first-half showing against Sheffield United proved too much to overcome on Saturday afternoon.

A win could lift the side from the bottom of the Sky Bet Championship table and halt a run of three straight defeats. Blackpool, meanwhile, sit 15th having won their last two fixtures against Coventry City and Preston North End.

The Hawthorns pitch under floodlights

Follow the match live

Supporters can listen to live audio commentary of Albion's clash with the Tangerines on Tuesday evening on WBA Radio.

Gez Mulholland and Andy Johnson will bring you every kick from The Hawthorns. Audio passes can be purchased for £2.50 here.

Albion fans inside and outside the United Kingdom can watch the game live on WBA TV. A video match pass is available to purchase for £10 here.

Live updates will also be posted across the club's social media channels throughout the evening.

WBA TV match day

Our opponents

Blackpool come into the game on the back of two straight Sky Bet Championship victories.

Michael Appleton's side were forced to come from behind in their last encounter at the Coventry Building Society Arena, with goals from Gary Madine and Jerry Yates cancelling out Kasey Palmer's first-half strike for Coventry City.

The Seasiders have struggled to find consistency so far through the campaign however, and have conceded in each of their last five fixtures. They've let 26 goals in so far this season, the third highest of any side in the division.

Should they manage three points at The Hawthorns, the Tangerines could lift themselves into the top half of the table.

Michael Appleton.

From the Albion Archive

It was a five-goal thriller at The Hawthorns back in 2010, when Albion got the better of Blackpool.

Charlie Adam's long-range effort in the sixth minute got the Tangerines off to the best possible start, but it didn't take long for the Baggies to peg them back via a tidy Ishmael Miller finish less than 10 minutes later.

Robert Koren's piledriver gave Albion the lead in the second half, but it was Blackpool who would level the game with less than 20 minutes to go, Brett Ormerod heading past Scott Carson to set up a nail-biting finish.

It was Albion who would seal the points though, after Giles Barnes was deemed to have been fouled in the box, and Graham Dorrans tucked away from the spot to claim victory.

One for the stattos

Albion will be hoping to extend their unbeaten run on home soil against Blackpool to 13 matches on Tuesday night. 

The Baggies have won nine of the last 12 head-to-head meetings at The Hawthorns, drawing the other three.

Paul Scharner tackles DJ Campbell in Albion's 3-2 win over Blackpool in 2011.

Fan Zone

Supporters are reminded that there is no Fan Zone ahead of the clash with Blackpool, due to it being a midweek fixture.

The Fan Zone will return ahead of our clash with Stoke City on November 12.

Albion fans.

Ticket details

Tickets remain on sale for the visit of Blackpool.

Click here for all the details and to purchase your seat.


Due to industrial action, there will be no metro services running after 6pm, fans are urged to plan ahead for their journeys to and from The Hawthorns.

Services will run from 7.30am to 6pm, with trams running up to every 15 minutes between Wolverhampton St George’s and Bull Street.

There will be no services between Bull Street and Edgbaston Village. Rail services are running as normal.

Fans can get more information here.