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Match Preview: Albion v Hull City

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West Bromwich Albion welcome Hull City to The Hawthorns on Saturday afternoon for the club's fifth Sky Bet Championship fixture of the campaign (ko 3pm).

The Baggies will be determined to pick up their first league victory having been held to three frustrating draws, while also falling to defeat at Blackburn Rovers.

Hull City on the other hand have made an impressive start to the season, picking up two victories and two draws from their four matches played.

The Tigers can boast positive results against two of the three recently-relegated teams in their most recent matches, winning 2-1 at home to Norwich City and drawing 1-1 at Burnley.

Albion drew 0-0 with Cardiff City in midweek at The Hawthorns

Follow the match live

Supporters can listen to live commentary of Albion's clash against Hull City on WBA Radio with an audio match pass.

Audio passes can be purchased for £2.50 by clicking here.

Supporters outside the UK, the Republic of Ireland, the Isle of Man, Jersey and Guernsey can watch Saturday's match live on WBA TV with a video match pass.

Video match passes cost £10 and can be purchased here.

WBA TV Matchday

Our opponents

Hull City head for The Hawthorns in fine early-season form. 

The Tigers remain unbeaten despite four challenging opening games and sit towards the top end of the Sky Bet Championship table with eight points to their name.

Shota Arveladze's men have faced recently-relegated Burnley and Norwich City in their last two matches and taken an eye-catching four points, proving they're capable of finishing much higher up the division this time around following their 19th-placed positioning last term.

Hull have strengthened their squad over the summer with the arrivals of Türkiye international Ozan Tufan, Colombia international Oscar Estupinan, former Fulham midfielder Jean Michel Seri and ex-Nottingham Forest defender Tobias Figueiredo to name a few.

Boss Arveladze is a legend in his home nation of Georgia and represented both Rangers and Ajax among others in his playing career. He was appointed in January earlier this year and will be keen to push his group towards a top-half, or even higher, finish in 2022/23.

Türkiye international Ozan Tufan (right) has scored twice for Hull this season

From the Albion Archive 

The Baggies earned three crucial Sky Bet Championship points against Hull City on the way to winning promotion to the Premier League in 2019/20.

Charlie Austin, Ahmed Hegazi, Kamil Grosicki and Grady Diangana were all on target in a 4-2 win at The Hawthorns in July 2020.

One for the stattos 

Jake Livermore could make his 200th West Bromwich Albion appearance against his former employers on Saturday afternoon.

The Baggies skipper made the switch from Hull to The Hawthorns in January 2017 having spent three-and-a-half years with the Tigers previously.

Livermore in action for the Tigers against Albion in November 2016

Fan Zone

The Fan Zone will be open for the first time on Saturday! 

Click here for all the details.


Supporters are urged to plan ahead for Saturday's fixture.

Rail strikes are due to take place, meaning the number of trains operating will be significantly reduced.

Please head to to see alternatives, such as metro and bus services, and map out your journey.