Match Previews

Matchday 12 | Albion v Plymouth Argyle preview

WBA and Plymouth badges next to an image of Alex Palmer standing in the blue goalkeeper kit

West Bromwich Albion return to Sky Bet Championship action with a home game against last season's League One champions Plymouth Argyle on Saturday afternoon (ko 3pm).

Both teams suffered 3-1 defeats in their final matches before the October international break, with the Baggies beaten at Birmingham City and Argyle losing in front of their own supporters to Swansea City.

This weekend's clash will be the first meeting between the two sides for more than 13 years. 

The encounter against Pilgrims is this term's dedicated Foundation Day.

The message this time around is 'Be Part of our Family' and 'Fundraise for the Foundation', with the aim to showcase the variety of programmes The Albion Foundation deliver to tackle a broad range of issues our community faces.

Click here to find out more.

Albion will be in action at The Hawthorns once more this weekend

Follow the fixture live

Supporters can listen to live audio commentary of Albion's showdown with Plymouth Argyle.

Gez Mulholland and former Baggie Andy Johnson will provide live commentary from the Shrine, with coverage starting at 2.50pm.

Audio passes are available to purchase here.

Details for video streaming on WBA TV will be available here from Thursday afternoon onwards.

Supporters are kindly asked to direct any questions or complaints about WBA TV or WBA Radio to

The club are unable to answer queries about WBA TV or WBA Radio sent to or

Regular updates will also be posted across the club's social media channels throughout the day.


The opponents

Plymouth will be satisfied with how their first 11 games in the Sky Bet Championship have gone after spending the last 13 years away from the second tier of English football.

The Pilgrims sit on 11 points - three clear of the bottom three - heading into the latest round of Championship fixtures and their visit to The Hawthorns. 

Last season's League One champions have been involved in a number of really entertaining, high-scoring matches so far, including 3-1 and 6-2 home wins over Huddersfield Town and Norwich City respectively.

They've found the net 22 times in all competitions already this term and are the division's joint-fifth highest scorers (Albion and Swansea City also on 18 goals after 11 games).

Back-to-back defeats at Home Park to Millwall and then Swansea before the international break will have been tough to stomach for boss Steven Schumacher though, with the 39-year-old seeing his team lose just twice there in the league in 2022/23.

The club's former assistant boss was promoted to the senior position in December 2021 and is now just three fixtures away from reaching a century at the helm. He has a record of 53 wins, 18 draws and 26 defeats during his tenure.

Argyle are playing second-tier football for the first time since the 2009/10 season

One to remember 

Three different goalscorers helped the Baggies to a 3-0 Championship win over Saturday's guests back in March 2008. 

Zoltan Gera, Ishmael Miller and Roman Bender all found the net at The Hawthorns that particular afternoon.

Supporters can watch the highlights below. 

The last five

Plymouth Argyle 0-1 Albion

February 6 2010, Coca-Cola Championship


Albion 3-1 Plymouth Argyle 

September 12 2009, Coca-Cola Championship


Albion 3-0 Plymouth Argyle 

March 1 2008, Coca-Cola Championship

Plymouth Argyle 1-2 Albion

November 28 2007, Coca-Cola Championship


Albion 2-1 Plymouth Argyle

January 31 2007, Coca-Cola Championship

Striker Simon Cox scored the winner the last time these two met

Did you know?

There have been 25 goals scored in the last seven meetings between these two teams, and at least three in six of those. 

The Baggies are unbeaten in six matches against Plymouth Argyle, with Saturday's opponents last claiming a win in this fixture back in April 1993. 

Saturday's showdown will be the first competitive head-to-head game between Albion and Argyle in more than 13 years.

Diomansy Kamara scored against Argyle in January 2007

Ticket details

Tickets are on general sale for Albion’s fixture against Plymouth Argyle.

Seats are priced £28 adults, £23 seniors, £17 for supporters aged 20-25, £12 for supporters aged 17-19 and just £5 under-17s.

An adult disabled supporter ticket is priced £18 and includes free access for a personal assistant.

Tickets can be purchased online, in-person from the East Stand Ticket Office or by calling 0121 227 2227.

When buying online, supporters will need to be logged into their My Albion account linked to their ticketing ID. Click here for instructions.

Please note, Baggies fans purchasing online and opting for an e-ticket will not pay any additional fees, while supporters who opt to purchase match tickets in-person or choose to collect from the club’s ticket office will be charged a £1.75 transaction fee.

Supporters who have opted to receive tickets via the official club app are politely reminded to ensure their tickets are downloaded before arriving at The Hawthorns on Saturday.

A ticket graphic displaying information for Albion's game against Plymouth

Fan Zone

The Fan Zone will be open to both West Bromwich Albion and Plymouth Argyle supporters with a valid match ticket from midday on Saturday.

There are plenty of activities on offer to keep everybody entertained before kick-off, including music, inflatable games for the kids via The Albion Foundation, and lunchtime football on the big screen - Preston's clash with Millwall in the Sky Bet Championship.

Drinks and hot food are available throughout the afternoon.

The Foundation will also be showcasing some low-level fitness activities in the Fan Zone before the game and at half-time inside The Hawthorns, highlighting the brilliant work their health & fitness team carry out in the community.

Foundation staff will be armed with collection buckets. We're encouraging all fans to 'Bring a £1 to the Ground' for the fixture, as they look to raise vital funds to help support their various programmes.