Match Previews

Matchday 2 | Albion v Swansea City preview

Albion and Swansea badges next to an image of Carlos Corberán clapping

West Bromwich Albion welcome Swansea City to The Hawthorns on Saturday afternoon for what will be the club's opening home game of the 2023/24 season (ko 3pm).

The Baggies will have their sights set on a storming start at the Shrine, a place where they've suffered just two defeats in all competitions under boss Carlos Corberán.

The hosts have been on the wrong side of 2-1 scorelines in their first two matches of the new campaign, losing to Blackburn Rovers in the league and Stoke City in the Carabao Cup respectively. 

It's been a summer of change for Swansea City, with former Barnsley boss Michael Duff replacing Russell Martin who departed for Southampton.

They drew 1-1 with Birmingham City on home soil on matchday one before comfortably dispatching Northampton Town 3-0 in midweek to secure a spot in the second round of the Carabao Cup.

The Baggies play at The Hawthorns for the first time since the end of April

Follow the fixture live

Supporters can listen to live audio commentary of Albion's clash with Swansea.

WBA Radio duo Gez Mulholland and former Baggie Andy Johnson are back in B71 and will be providing live commentary from The Hawthorns, with coverage starting at 2.50pm.

Audio passes are available to purchase here.

Video streaming on WBA TV will not be available for supporters in the United Kingdom, owing to broadcast rights. 

Supporters in selected countries will be able to watch the match live on WBA TV. The full list of countries will be provided here at the earliest possible opportunity.

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 

Swansea City swooped to secure the services of former Cheltenham Town and Barnsley boss Michael Duff following Russell Martin's decision to swap South Wales for Southampton during the summer. 

Duff arrives having led the Tykes to the League One Play-Off final last term where they lost 1-0 to local rivals Sheffield Wednesday at Wembley. 

He inherits a club whose ambition is to always play an attractive brand of football, with possession being a key part of their DNA on the pitch. 

Only goal difference separated Albion and the Swans last season as both teams finished up on 66 points, with Albion edging above Saturday's visitors by just two goals. 

Swansea lost Ryan Manning, Joel Latibeaudiere and Morgan Whittaker over the summer months, but they have added Premier League youngsters Harrison Ashby and Carl Rushworth from Newcastle United and Brighton respectively, as well as former Blackpool forward Jerry Yates, who netted on his debut against Blues last weekend.

Michael Duff has taken over at Swansea City

One to remember

Salomon Rondon scored a hat-trick of headers in Albion's 3-1 win over the Swans in the Premier League in December 2016.

The three goals all arrived in a 13-minute spell at The Hawthorns, with Wayne Routledge on target late on for the visitors.

Supporters can watch the highlights below.

The last five

Swansea City 3-2 Albion

May 8 2023, Sky Bet Championship


Albion 2-3 Swansea City

October 1 2022, Sky Bet Championship


Albion 0-2 Swansea City

February 28 2022, Sky Bet Championship

Swansea City 2-1 Albion

October 20 2021, Sky Bet Championship


Swansea City 0-0 Albion

March 7 2020, Sky Bet Championship

Semi Ajayi scored Albion's last goal against the Swans in May this year

Did you know?

Eight of the last 12 meetings between the two teams have featured three goals or more.

A total of 37 goals have been scored in those 12 matches.

Matt Phillips celebrates scoring against Swansea in December 2019

Ticket details

Tickets for Albion’s opening home match of the 2023/24 campaign are on general sale.

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 tickets online, supporters will need to be logged into their My Albion account linked to your 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 Swansea

Additional information 

The West Bromwich Albion Fan Zone will return for the first home fixture of the new term!

The Fan Zone will be open at the earlier time of 11.30am on Saturday, with Baggies fans encouraged to support the Lionesses in their FIFA Women's World Cup quarter-final tie against Colombia - an encounter which is being shown live on the big screen.

Coventry City's Championship clash with Middlesborough will then follow England's showdown with the South Americans, while other activities such as free face painting, a live DJ, fan prizes on the stage and inflatable games provided by the Albion Foundation are on offer to keep fans entertained before kick-off. 

Drinks and hot food are also available throughout the afternoon, with stalls and activities closing at 2.30pm.

Entry is free for both Baggies and Swansea City supporters with a match ticket.