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Match Preview: Albion v Preston North End

Jayson Molumby running with the ball in the home kit

West Bromwich Albion will be determined to secure a fourth successive home victory on Thursday night when Preston North End visit The Hawthorns (ko 8pm).

Albion have enjoyed triumphs over Blackpool, Stoke City and Rotherham in recent matches at the Shrine.

The Baggies beat Bristol City 2-0 at Ashton Gate on Boxing Day, their sixth win in their last seven Sky Bet Championship matches.

Preston sit 10th ahead of the encounter and just a point outside the play-off positions. Ryan's Lowe's men have lost their last two games which were both at home, however, they do boast the second best away record in the division.

Follow the game live

Supporters can listen to live audio commentary of Albion's clash with the Lilywhites on Thursday night 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 Matchday

Our opponents

Preston North End might be forgiven for being grateful to be back on their travels on Thursday night.

The Lilywhites, who are just one point off the play-off positions, have lost both of their last two games on home soil to QPR and Huddersfield Town, but away from Deepdale, it's a completely different story.

Only Sheffield United (23) have collected more points on the road than Thursday's visitors (21), with the Blades playing one more match away from home than Preston. 

Ryan Lowe's men have won six and lost just two of their 11 away games and will be on the hunt for a third successive away win at The Hawthorns after previous triumphs at Reading and then Blackburn Rovers.

Lowe has been in charge of the club since December 2021 and has won 20, drawn 16 and lost 16 of his 52 games. 

Preston have impressed on the road but have lost three of their last four league games

From the Albion Archive

Dwight Gayle was the star of the show when Albion beat Preston 4-1 at The Hawthorns in April 2019.

The forward bagged a hat-trick in the convincing victory, with Jay Rodriguez also on target for the hosts.

Former Baggie Callum Robinson scored a consolation for the visitors in the 90th minute.

One for the stattos

West Bromwich Albion's next victory over Preston North End will be their 50th in all competitions.

The Baggies edge the overall head-to-head record with 49 wins to Preston's 41, with 27 draws also being played out. 

Albion lost 1-0 up at Preston in early October

Fan Zone

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

Fans at Bournemouth

Ticket details 

Tickets have now sold out for tonight's clash.

A ticket graphic advertising Albion's match against Preston