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Matchday 41 | Stoke City v Albion Preview

Stoke City & WBA badges on the navy-blue-and-red away preview graphic with an image of Alex Mowatt in those colours with his arm in the air

West Bromwich Albion make the short trip up the M6 to the bet365 Stadium on Saturday for a clash with Stoke City in the Sky Bet Championship (ko 3pm). 

The Baggies fought back from losing positions to pick up points against Millwall at The Den and Watford at The Hawthorns last weekend, results which have kept Carlos Corberán's men fifth in the standings.

Hosts Stoke collected four crucial points over Easter, winning 2-0 at play-off chasing Hull City on Good Friday before drawing 1-1 at home to Huddersfield Town on Easter Monday. 

The Potters, who drew 1-1 against Carlos Corberán's men in the reverse fixture just before Christmas, head into the encounter five points clear of trouble with six matches remaining. 

A general view of the bet365 Stadium with bet365 branding on the seats
The Baggies go to battle with the Potters at the bet365 stadium on Saturday

Follow the fixture live

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

Gez Mulholland and former Baggie Andy Johnson will provide live commentary from Staffordshire, 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 Friday morning onwards.

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

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

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

The opponents

Stoke City head into this weekend's encounter at the bet365 Stadium with rejuvenated survival hopes having taken ten points from their last six games.

Prior to their 2-0 win at home to Middlesbrough on March 2, the Potters had lost six out of seven in the Sky Bet Championship and were sat inside the bottom three. 

Five points now separate Saturday's hosts and the trap door to Sky Bet League One, with Albion's visit the first of six remaining matches. 

Not since 2001/02 have the men from Staffordshire played in the third tier of English football, and they'll be determined to beat the drop and extend their spell in the Championship to seven years.

Stephen Schumacher is the man in charge and has been since swapping Plymouth for the Potters just before Christmas. The battle with the Baggies will be the 39-year-old's 20th game at the helm. He's won six, drawn four and lost nine of his 19 Stoke City fixtures. 

Stoke City players walking out of the tunnel at the bet365 Stadium with mascots
The Potters enjoyed a good Easter and have a gap between themselves and the bottom three

One to remember

Jayson Molumby's second-half brace secured the win for Carlos Corberán's team at Stoke City last April.

The Potters pounced early and went ahead when Jacob Brown nodded in from close range.

However, the Irishman's efforts in the second period sent the Albion home with all three points.

Supporters can watch the highlights below. 

The last five

Albion 1-1 Stoke City

December 17 2023, Sky Bet Championship


Stoke City 2-1 Albion

August 8 2023, Carabao Cup


Stoke City 1-2 Albion

April 15 2023, Sky Bet Championship


Albion 2-0 Stoke City

November 12 2022, Sky Bet Championship


Albion 1-3 Stoke City

April 9 2022, Sky Bet Championship

Brandon Thomas-Asante celebrates scoring for Albion at Stoke in the Carabao Cup in August 2023 wearing the lime green away kit
Brandon Thomas-Asante has scored in three of Albion's last four games against Stoke City

Did you know?

Five of the last seven league wins in this fixture have been recorded by the away side.

The Baggies claimed three points on their last league visit to the bet365 Stadium and have returned home triumphant in three of their last four trips to Stoke City in Sky Bet Championship games. 

Matt Phillips celebrates scoring at Stoke City in 2019 with Charlie Austin and Matheus Pereira
Matty Phillips scored in Albion's 2-0 win at Stoke in 2019

Ticket details

Tickets for Albion's visit to the bet365 Stadium have sold out.

Carlos Corberán's men will be backed by 2,600 Baggies on Saturday afternoon.

Thank you for your brilliant support!

A general view of West Bromwich Albion supporters in the away end at the bet365 Stadium

Travel colours

Albion will wear their navy blue and red away kit this weekend.

The last time the Baggies donned those colours was in the 4-1 win up at Huddersfield in March. 

Buy the navy blue and red away kit here.

Mikey Johnston celebrates scoring against Huddersfield with Jed Wallace while wearing the navy-blue-and-red away kit
The Baggies claimed three points on their travels the last time they wore navy blue and red

Important travel information

Please check Transport for West Midlands’ website for the latest travel advice, as well as help planning your journey.

A general view of the car park and main stand at the bet365 Stadium
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