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Matchday 26 | Swansea City v Albion Preview

Swansea and WBA badges on the red and blue match preview graphic with an image of Semi in the away blue and red kit

West Bromwich Albion's 2024 begins with a long trip to South Wales on New Year's Day.

The Baggies take on Swansea City at the Stadium where they'll be hoping to earn a third consecutive victory following Hawthorns successes against Norwich City and Leeds United in recent days. 

The hosts Swansea have won one, lost one and drawn one of their three festive fixtures, recording a 2-2 draw at Coventry City on Friday in their last encounter.

Albion won the reverse fixture 3-2 in the West Midlands back in August, with Semi Ajayi, Carl Rushworth (OG) and John Swift on target for Carlos Corberán's men.

The Stadium is where 2024 kicks off for Carlos Corberán's side

Follow the fixture live

Supporters can listen to live audio commentary of Albion's showdown with the Swans.

Gez Mulholland and former Baggie Andy Johnson will provide live commentary from South Wales, 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 Saturday afternoon onwards.

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


The opponents

Swansea City have been without a permanent manager since December 4 when the club decided to part ways with Michael Duff after just 21 games in charge. 

Former Leicester City, Notts County and Luton Town defender Alan Sheehan has been the interim boss ever since, winning two, drawing two and losing two of his six games. 

The Swans, who are now into their sixth straight Sky Bet Championship season following their relegation from the Premier League in 2017/18, have qualified for the play-offs in two of the previous five campaigns, however, this time around, they're ten points off the pace and sit 17th heading into Monday's clash. 

They'll be buoyed by Friday night's last-minute equaliser at Coventry City, a result which helped to ease the frustration of losing 5-0 at Southampton just three days earlier. 

Swansea will be disappointed to have only picked up three wins from 12 home matches so far this term and will want to kick 2024 off in the best way possible - by recording three points against the Albion. 

The Swans have drawn three of their last five home league matches

One to remember

The Baggies secured three vital Premier League points at Swansea in March 2014.

Roland Lamah scored as early as the second minute for the hosts, but second-half efforts from Stephane Sessegnon and Youssouf Mulumbu turned the encounter on its head. 

Supporters can watch the highlights below.

The last five

Albion 3-2 Swansea City

August 12 2023, Sky Bet Championship


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

Semi Ajayi has scored in both of Albion's last two games against the Swans

Did you know?

The last three meetings between the two clubs have all ended in 3-2 scorelines.

Swansea City won both fixtures by that scoreline in 2022/23, with Albion claiming all three Championship points back in August. 

John Swift's penalty was Albion's third goal of the afternoon when they beat Swansea in B71

Ticket details

Tickets are now no longer on sale for this match.

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Travel colours

The Baggies will don their navy blue and red away kit in South Wales on New Year's Day. 

The last time Carlos Corberán's men wore those colours was in the 2-0 victory at Rotherham in the middle of December. 

Buy the kit here.

Skipper Jed Wallace scored in the navy and blue away kit against the Millers
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