Match Previews

Matchday 6 | Bristol City v Albion Preview

Bristol City and WBA badges next to an image of Cedric Kipre in the green away kit

West Bromwich Albion return to action following the first international break of the season with a trip to Bristol City on Saturday afternoon (ko 3pm).

The Baggies suffered a last-gasp home defeat to Huddersfield in their most recent match, meaning they've taken seven points from their opening five league games in 2023/24. 

Hosts Bristol City have one point more than Carlos Corberán's men and won 2-1 at Swansea City in their last Sky Bet Championship fixture. 

Both league encounters last term were won 2-0 by the away team. 

Albion are at Ashton Gate this weekend

Follow the fixture live

Supporters can listen to live audio commentary of Albion's battle with Bristol City.

WBA Radio duo Gez Mulholland and former Baggie Andy Johnson will provide live commentary from Ashton Gate, 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 Thursday 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 

Bristol City have made a good start to the season and find themselves on eight points after five matches. 

The Robins have claimed two wins on the road at Millwall and Swansea City, but are yet to taste victory in the Championship at Ashton Gate this term (D1, L1). 

They'll have two opportunities to change that within the next week with West Bromwich Albion and then Plymouth Argyle both visiting the red half of the City.

Saturday's hosts are now into their ninth consecutive season in the second tier but have only finished in the top half in three of those eight previous campaigns, and in none of the last three. 

The target for Nigel Pearson's squad in 2023/24 will be to improve on last term's 14th place. Pearson has been in charge of the club since February 2021 and is coming up against the Baggies, a club he has previously worked at, as a boss for the 11th time (W3, D2, L5). 

Nigel Pearson has been in charge for two-and-a-half years

One to remember

The Baggies had a Boxing Day to remember at Bristol City last season.

Goals from Matt Phillips and a superb second from Brandon Thomas-Asante secured three festive Championship points on the road. 

Supporters can watch the action from that particular encounter below.

The last five

Bristol City 3-0 Albion

January 28 2023, Emirates FA Cup


Bristol City 0-2 Albion

December 26 2022, Sky Bet Championship


Albion 0-2 Bristol City

October 18 2022, Sky Bet Championship


Bristol City 2-2 Albion

March 19 2022, Sky Bet Championship


Albion 3-0 Bristol City

October 23 2021, Sky Bet Championship

The Baggies and Bristol City met three times in 2022/23

Did you know?

In the nine fixtures between Bristol City and the Baggies since the start of the 2018/19 campaign, there have been a total of 33 goals.

That's an average of over 3.6 goals per game, with Albion bagging 20 of those and the Robins notching the other 13. 

In all of those nine matches, a minimum of two goals have always been scored.

Albion hit four against the Robins at home in November 2019

Ticket details

Tickets are on general sale for Saturday's game.

The Baggies have an allocation of 3,414.

Seats are priced £35 Adults, £31 Seniors (65+), £31 Under-25s, £27 Under-22s, £15 Under-19s and £10 Under-12s.

Supporters can purchase their tickets online.

Please note that the game is all ticket and no sales will be available on the day.

Full sales dates and a reminder of the price structure can be found in the tables here.

Coach travel is available for £20, departing Kidderminster at 10.15am, Stourbridge & Lye at 10.30am and The Hawthorns at 11.15am.

A ticket graphic displaying information for Albion's game against Bristol City

Travel colours

Albion will wear their green away kit in the West Country this weekend.

The Baggies last wore those colours for the Carabao Cup clash with Stoke City back in early August.

You can order the kit here.

Josh Maja in the club's green away kit