Match Previews

Matchday 24 | Albion v Norwich City Preview

Albion and Norwich badges with an image of Alex Mowatt in the home shirt to the right of the graphic

The Baggies go to battle with Norwich City in the Sky Bet Championship on Boxing Day (ko 3pm).

Carlos Corberán's men were beaten 1-0 at Middlesbrough on Saturday, while visitors Norwich City claimed a 2-0 victory at home to Huddersfield Town.

The last time the two clubs met was back in April at The Hawthorns, with Albion coming out 2-1 winners.



The Baggies are spending Boxing Day at The Hawthorns for the first time since 2018

Follow the fixture live

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

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 Sunday 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

Norwich City arrive at The Hawthorns on Boxing Day on a five-match unbeaten run, winning three and drawing the other two.

The Canaries secured three comfortable points at home to Huddersfield at the weekend thanks to strikes from Sam McCallum and Borja Sainz, goals which lifted them up to within two points of sixth and two points of the Baggies. 

Tuesday's visitors went through a six-week spell between the end of September and the start of November where they only won one of ten games in all competitions, but they've hit a bit of form and will head to the West Midlands with renewed confidence and belief.

City, who finished a disappointing 13th last term, now have their sights firmly set on ensuring they're in with a shot at securing promotion to the Premier League via the play-offs in May.

Former Huddersfield Town, Schalke and Young Boys boss David Wagner is leading that charge. He was appointed in early January 2023 and has a record of 19 victories, 19 defeats and nine draws from his 47 fixtures in the Canaries dugout. 

The Canaries are climbing the Championship tree

One to remember

Albion secured a big three points at home to Norwich City back in April.

The visitors took the lead towards the end of the first-half courtesy of Josh Sargent's strike, only for Conor Townsend to equalise before the break with a fantastic free-kick.

Jed Wallace won it for the Baggies in the early stages of the second 45, converting a left-wing cross at the back post in what was the club's final home match of the 2022/23 campaign.

The last five

Albion 2-1 Norwich City

April 29 2023, Sky Bet Championship


Norwich City 1-1 Albion

September 17 2022, Sky Bet Championship


Albion 1-1 Norwich City

January 12 2019, Sky Bet Championship


Norwich City 3-4 Albion

August 11 2018, Sky Bet Championship


Albion 0-1 Norwich City

March 19 2016, Premier League

Dwight Gayle scored in the 1-1 draw with Norwich in January 2019

Did you know?

Albion will have their sights set on making it five games unbeaten against the Canaries on Tuesday afternoon.

The Baggies have won two and drawn two of the last four head-to-heads.

Albion have taken a total of four points off Norwich in each of the last two campaigns where they have both participated in the Sky Bet Championship - 2018/19 and 2022/23.

Conor Townsend bagged a brilliant free-kick in B71 the last time Norwich visited

Ticket details

Tickets are on general sale for Albion’s Christmas fixture against Norwich City.

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.

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

Fan Zone

The Fan Zone will be open from 12.30 on Boxing Day to supporters of both West Bromwich Albion and Norwich City in possession of a valid match ticket.

A wide variety of entertainment will be on offer, including a live singer and DJ, inflatable games for the kids to enjoy, a host of food and drink options, several spot prizes to be won and Baggie Bird and Boilerman on hand for those all-important selfies.

Club legend Brendon Batson will also be making a special appearance so be sure to head over before kick-off. 

Travel advice

Transport for West Midlands have sent over the below information:

What is happening?  

- There are no train services on Boxing Day  

- Bus services will be operating an alternative timetable on most routes with last journeys between 18:00- 20:00 

- Metro will be operating a Sunday service and are expected to be busy 

What should you do?

- Plan ahead and leave more time for your journey 

- Check timetables ahead of travel including the last service after the match. 

- To check festive services please visit and use the Journey planner   

- Could you retime your journey? Buses and Metro will be busier – plan ahead and keep moving       

- If you do need to drive, please car share if you can.    

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