Match Previews

Match Preview: Albion v Sheffield United

A shot of the dressing room at The Hawthorns.

Albion will be looking to secure their first win under new boss Carlos Corberán when they host Sheffield United at The Hawthorns on Saturday afternoon (ko 12.30pm).

The Baggies appointed the former Huddersfield Town boss as head coach earlier this week, and the Spaniard will be hoping to make an impact against the high-flying Blades during his first game at the helm.

Albion return to B71 looking to improve a run of one win from the last three games, while their South Yorkshire opponents earned a point in their previous league encounter at Norwich City, with Ben Osborn and Ollie McBurnie cancelling out Teemu Pukki's first-half brace to ensure the game ended level.

A shot of The Hawthorns pitch.

Follow the match live

Listen to every kick of Albion’s clash with the Blades with a WBA TV Matchday audio pass.

WBA Radio duo Gez Mulholland and Andy Johnson will provide live commentary from The Hawthorns. Audio passes can be purchased for £2.50 by clicking here.

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

WBA TV match day

Our opponents

Sheffield United will be hoping to arrest their poor form of late with a result at The Hawthorns, having failed to win any of their last six Sky Bet Championship fixtures.

Previously seeing themselves atop the league table, they now sit fifth, four points behind first placed QPR.

Paul Heckingbottom's side certainly know how to find the back of the net, though, having scored the second-highest number of goals across the division so far this campaign with 26 - just three fewer than Burnley.

A win on Saturday afternoon could keep the Blades in touching distance of the automatic promotion places, and ensure they remain in the top six.

Paul Heckingbottom

From the Albion Archive

Albion put in a stunning showing last season against Sheffield United at The Hawthorns, running away 4-0 winners.

A Jack Robinson own goal got Albion going, before strikes from Dara O'Shea, Alex Mowatt and Callum Robinson capped off a fine display in front of a jubilant home crowd.

Corberán will be hoping for a similar performance in his first game in the dugout.

One for the stattos

Albion have lost just one of the last six meetings between the sides at B71, scoring nine times and conceding just twice over those fixtures.

The clash almost always delivers goals, with the sides playing out just one 0-0 draw since the year 2000. That game came in February 2008, with former Baggies boss Bryan Robson in the dugout for the game against the Blades.

Bryan Robson in the dugout during Albion's 0-0 draw with Sheffield United in February 2008.

Fan Zone

The Fan Zone will be open from 9.15am until 12.15pm and will be free to enter with a match ticket.

Supporters will be able to take advantage of free face painting, with live acts on stage including the acoustic band, Honey.

Former Albion man Ray Wilson will also take part in a Q&A session with fans.

Albion supporters at the Fan Zone

Ticket details

Tickets for Saturday's game remain on general sale.

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

Ticket details for Albion v Sheffield United


Due to industrial action by members of Unite union, West Midlands Metro is planning to operate a reduced timetable on the day of the fixture.

Fans are warned that there will be no Metro services after 5pm. Between 8.30am-5pm, trams will operate up to every 15 minutes between Wolverhampton St George’s and Bull Street only. 

Supporters should expect their journey to The Hawthorns to be busier than usual and to leave more time for their journey. 

Rail and bus options remain available.