Match Previews

Match Preview: Sunderland v Albion

Carlos Corberán coaching on the training pitches

West Bromwich Albion are back in Sky Bet Championship action on Monday night following a four-week break owing to the FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

The Baggies travel north to take on Sunderland at the Stadium of Light (ko 8pm), a venue which they haven't played at in over six years.

Carlos Corberán's men will be hoping to pick up from where they left off in mid-November, having secured three straight victories and clean sheets.

Sunderland are back in the second tier following last season's promotion from Sky Bet League One and sit on 30 points from their 21 matches played so far. 

Monday night's venue: Sunderland's Stadium of Light

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

WBA Radio duo Gez Mulholland and Andy Johnson will provide live commentary from the Stadium of Light. 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 night.

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Our opponents

Sunderland have made a solid start back to life in the Sky Bet Championship.

The Black Cats spent four years in the third tier of English football following their double relegation from the Premier League in 2016/17 and then the Championship in 2017/18, but made it back to this level courtesy of a play-off final victory over Wycombe Wanderers in May.

This year, they've amassed 30 points from their opening 21 league games, winning eight, drawing six and losing seven.

Former Baggies boss Tony Mowbray is the man in charge on Wearside and was appointed in late August after Alex Neil left to join Stoke City. 

Sunderland returned to competitive action last weekend with a comprehensive 3-0 victory over Millwall on home soil, their third victory in four games. 

Monday's hosts beat Millwall comfortably last weekend
Sunderland defeated Millwall comfortably last weekend

From the Albion Archive

Albion earned three impressive Premier League points on their travels at Sunderland in November 2012.

Zoltan Gera, Shane Long, Romelu Lukaku (p) and Marc-Antoine Fortune were all on target in a 4-2 victory over the Black Cats.

Former Baggies Craig Gardner and Stephane Sessegnon scored for Sunderland before moving on to The Hawthorns later in their careers.

One for the stattos

The last three meetings at the Stadium of Light have all ended level, producing a total of just two goals.

The Baggies drew 0-0 with Sunderland in Premier League clashes in February 2015 and April 2016, before drawing 1-1 in another top flight encounter in October 2016.

Darren Fletcher strikes at goal up at Sunderland in October 2016

Colours for the road

The Baggies will don their green and yellow shirts at Sunderland on Monday night.

Albion last wore their away kit in the 1-0 victory at QPR in early November.

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Albion celebrate with Kyle Bartley after his winner at QPR

Ticket details

Tickets remain on general sale for Albion's trip up to Sunderland.

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A ticket graphic, displaying the date (December 12) of the Sunderland v Albion Sky Bet Championship fixture