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Match Preview | Stoke City v Albion

Stoke City's bet365 Stadium

West Bromwich Albion make the short trip up the M6 to Stoke City in the Sky Bet Championship on Saturday afternoon (ko 3pm). 

Carlos Corberán's team have produced below-par performances recently and will be desperate to earn a first win in five games at the bet365 Stadium this weekend. 

Hosts Stoke City are 15th in the standings and have drawn three of their last five matches (W1, L1), including Easter Monday's goalless encounter at Birmingham City.

The Baggies won the reverse fixture 2-0 in what was the final game before the winter break for the FIFA World Cup in Qatar, with Kyle Bartley and Brandon Thomas-Asante finding the net.

The Baggies and the Potters will go head-to-head for the 151st time on Saturday

Follow the game live

Supporters in the UK can listen to commentary of Saturday's encounter live on WBA Radio from 2.50pm.

Audio passes are available for £2.50 here.

Baggies fans outside the UK can watch the game live on WBA TV. 

Video passes are available for £10 here

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Our opponents

Stoke City have struggled to find consistency this season and sit 15th in the table ahead of the latest round of fixtures, though they do still have an opportunity to finish inside the top half having recorded some impressive results over the last five weeks.

The Potters, currently four points off 12th, head into their clash with the Baggies with just one defeat to their name from their last seven Sky Bet Championship fixtures, winning three and drawing three.

They've earned 11 points from five recent matches against Play-Off chasing sides, drawing with Middlesbrough (1-1) and Norwich (0-0) and beating Sunderland (5-1), Blackburn (3-2) and Coventry (4-0).

Saturday's hosts, who are managed by Alex Neil, have stuttered in their two most recent games, losing 2-1 at the bet365 Stadium to Bristol City before being held to a goalless draw at Birmingham City on Easter Monday. 

And Neil, the former Sunderland, Preston, Norwich and Hamilton gaffer, will now be challenging his players to do something no Stoke squad has done since their relegation from the Premier League in 2017/18 - finish in the top half of the second-tier table.

Stoke can still finish in the top half of the division

From the Albion Archive

Albion claimed a narrow 1-0 win at the bet365 Stadium in February 2019.

Dwight Gayle scored the only goal of the contest in the middle of the first period.

You can watch the highlights below.

One for the stattos

Only two of the last nine meetings between the Baggies and the Potters in Staffordshire have seen both teams score, and in none of the last three. 

The last time both teams scored in one single match at the bet365 Stadium was back in December 2017 when Stoke won 3-1 in the Premier League.

Grady Diangana celebrates with goalscorer Matt Phillips during Albion's 2-0 win at Stoke in November 2019

Ticket details

Tickets have sold out for Albion's trip to the bet365 Stadium on Saturday.

Over 2,600 Baggies will be in attendance for the Baggies' clash with the Potters.

Thank you for your incredible support!

Colours for the road

Albion will be in their green and yellow away kit at Stoke City on Saturday.

The Baggies have won wearing those colours at Stoke City in February 2019 (1-0) and November 2019 (2-0).

Daryl Dike in the club's away shirt