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Matchday 32 | Albion v Southampton Preview

WBA and Southampton badges on the home match preview next to an image of Cedric Kipre staring at the camera wearing a home shirt

West Bromwich Albion will have their sights set on securing a second win in four nights at The Hawthorns when Southampton come to town on Friday (ko 8pm).

The Baggies earned a comfortable 2-0 victory over Cardiff City on Tuesday thanks to goals from Mikey Johnston and Andi Weimann, a result which means Carlos Corberán's men head into this weekend's clash with the Saints on the back of five straight home league triumphs.

The visitors were beaten for the first time in any competition since September 23 on Tuesday night, falling to a 3-1 reverse at Bristol City.

It ended their 25-match unbeaten run and Russell Martin's men will be determined to respond in a positive manner in the West Midlands.

Saints secured all three points when the sides last met back in November, with Adam Armstrong scoring a late winner for the hosts after earlier goals from Will Smallbone and Kyle Bartley.

A general view of the West Stand and the Brummie Road End at The Hawthorns under a night sky and floodlights
The Baggies are home for the second time in four nights on Friday

Supporters can listen to live audio commentary of the Baggies' showdown with the Saints.

Gez Mulholland and former Baggie Andy Johnson will provide live commentary from The Hawthorns, with coverage starting at 7.50pm.

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 night.

WBA TV matchday information graphic featuring Brandon Thomas-Asante cheering and Jed Wallace throwing popcorn.

The opponents

Southampton slipped out of the automatic promotion places in midweek after suffering a first defeat in league and cup since late September.

Tuesday's 3-1 loss at Bristol City brought an end to their 25-match unbeaten run and allowed Leeds United to leapfrog them into second place - highlighting just how intense the race to reach the Premier League really is. 

The Saints have played some exciting football in recent months and have scored plenty of goals too, bagging 24 in nine games in 2024.

Their main target is to shoot straight back up to the top flight having dropped out of England's elite division last season, and they're in the thick of an intriguing battle for that runners-up spot with both Leeds United and Ipswich Town as it stands.

Russell Martin, a former Scotland international defender who represented a number of clubs including Wycombe Wanderers, Norwich City and MK Dons among others, is the man tasked with achieving success at St Mary's Stadium. 

The 38-year-old swapped Swansea City for Southampton in the summer and has a record of 21 victories, eight draws and just six defeats from his 35 fixtures at the helm. 

Southampton players celebrate after scoring a goal at home to Cardiff City
Southampton have been scoring goals for fun this season but were beaten in Bristol on Tuesday

One to remember

The Baggies' last home clash against Southampton ended in a 3-0 win in April 2021.

Matheus Pereira (p), Matt Phillips and Callum Robinson were on target that evening as Albion earned three Premier League points.

Supporters can watch the highlights below.

The last five

Southampton 2-1 Albion

November 11 2023, Sky Bet Championship


Albion 3-0 Southampton

April 12 2021, Premier League


Southampton 2-0 Albion

October 4 2020, Premier League


Albion 1-2 Southampton

February 17 2018, Emirates FA Cup


Albion 2-3 Southampton

February 3 2018, Premier League

Kyle Bartley celebrates scoring against Southampton in November with his team-mates
Kyle Bartley was on the scoresheet the last time the Baggies faced the Saints

Did you know?

None of the last nine encounters between Albion and Southampton have ended level.

The last time this particular clash produced a draw was back in September 2015, when both teams failed to score in a Premier League fixture. 

Southampton have enjoyed the lion's share of victories in the last nine, winning seven compared to Albion's two. 

Albion players shake hands with Southampton players ahead of the Premier League match at The Hawthorns in September 2015
The Baggies and the Saints drew 0-0 in 2015 at The Hawthorns

Ticket details

Tickets are on general sale for Albion’s Sky Bet Championship clash against Southampton.

There is a special ticket offer in place for the game, with season ticket holders able to bring a guest at a cost of only £10, and under-16 tickets are also priced just £1.

Normal matchday prices apply for all other categories - £28 Adults, £23 seniors, £17 for supporters aged 20-25, and £12 for supporters aged 17-19.

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 to use the 'WBA Tickets On The Go' app 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 Southampton

Fan Zone

The Fan Zone will be closed ahead of kick-off on Friday night.

Two male Albion supporters walk towards The Hawthorns while wearing home shirts

Travel information 

Transport for West Midlands have advised the club there will be weeknight closures on the M5 between Junction 1 and 2 from Tuesday, February 13 until Friday, February 16. 

The M5 southbound at Junction 1 will close promptly at 11pm on each night.

Supporters are advised to bear this in mind when travelling home after Albion's clash with Southampton.

A general view of The Hawthorns from the Halfords Lane
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