Match Previews

Match Preview: Albion v Stoke City

Kyle Bartley in action at The Hawthorns

West Bromwich Albion will have their sights set on a third consecutive league victory for the first time since August 2021 when Stoke City visit The Hawthorns on Saturday afternoon (ko 3pm).

The Baggies have won their last two games by 1-0 scorelines, beating Blackpool at home before earning an impressive triumph at high-flying QPR.

Stoke City sit five points above the Baggies in mid-table having played one more match than Carlos Corberán's men. 

They've won two of their last three games and secured three points at home to Luton Town on Tuesday night. Nick Powell and an own goal from Tom Lockyer earned the Potters a 2-0 victory at the bet365 Stadium.

Follow the match live

Supporters can listen to live audio commentary of Albion's clash with Stoke City on Saturday afternoon 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 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 day.

WBA TV Matchday

Our opponents

Stoke City will arrive at The Hawthorns on Saturday afternoon hoping to secure consecutive victories for the second time this campaign.

The Potters had a successful night on Tuesday in their most recent game, beating Luton Town 2-0 on home soil.

But inconsistency has been an issue for Alex Neil's team so far this term, with Stoke winning four and losing four of their last eight fixtures.

Neil was appointed in August after leaving Sunderland, who he helped guide back into the second tier via the Sky Bet League One play-offs in the 2021/22 season.

The current campaign is Stoke's fifth in the Sky Bet Championship following their relegation from the Premier League in 2018. Saturday's visitors are yet to finish in the top half of the division since then, with the supporters desperate to see that change this time around.

The Potters are back at The Hawthorns on Saturday

From the Albion Archive 

Albion sealed three Premier League points against Stoke City in dramatic circumstances in January 2016.

Stephane Sessegnon opened the scoring in the second-half but Jon Walters headed in an 81st-minute equaliser.

However, the Baggies weren't to be denied a victory and won it late into stoppage time thanks to Jonny Evans' effort.

One for the stattos

Albion will want to earn their 50th victory over the Potters in what will be the 150th meeting between the two teams this weekend.

The Baggies have won 49, lost 63 and drawn 37 of their previous 149 games against Stoke City.

Darnell Furlong and James McClean fight for the ball in January 2020

Fan Zone

The Fan Zone will be open for West Bromwich Albion and Stoke City supporters in possession of a match ticket from midday on Saturday.

Fans can enjoy on-stage events, guest speakers, live football on the big screen, plenty of food and drink offerings and several activities for children.

Ticket details

Tickets remain on sale to supporters with a booking history for this weekend's encounter.

You can secure your seats here.

A ticket graphic displaying Albion's badge alongside Stoke City's, as well as the date of the game - Saturday, November 12

Travel info

Owing to industrial action by members of Unite union, West Midlands Metro is planning to operate a reduced timetable on Saturday November 12. 

Service Provision 

On Saturday, November 12 there will be a reduced metro service due to industrial action by Metro staff: 

• There will be no metro service after 17:00.  

• Between 08:30 and 17:00, trams will operate up to every 15 minutes between Wolverhampton St George’s and Bull Street only. 

• There will be no services between Bull Street and Edgbaston Village.  

An image of the West Stand at The Hawthorns