Premier League: Stoke City v West Brom match preview

A look ahead to this weekend’s fixture at the Britannia Stadium

Pressure is mounting on on the home side to push themselves away from the relegation zone.

Mark Hughes’ side are currently 16th, having only won twice this season. After a 1-1 draw at home against Arsenal in their last outing, Steve Clarke’s side will be looking to keep up their impressive away form, who are unbeaten in three away matches. The Potters, however, will be wishing for their first home win since their 3-1 victory over Crystal Palace at the beginning of the season. Keep an eye out for West Brom’s French star Morgan Amalfitano, who since joining from Marseille in the summer, is looking to be a key player for the Baggies. 

KICK OFF: Saturday, 3pm.

PAST MEETINGS...

Stoke City 0 West Bromwich Albion 0, Premier League, March 2013

West Bromwich Albion 0 Stoke City 1 (Whitehead), Premier League, December 2012

Stoke City 1 (Jerome) West Bromwich Albion 2 (Morrison, Dorrans), Premier League, January 2012

West Bromwich Albion 0 Stoke City 1 (Shotton), Premier League, August 2011

Stoke City 1 (Delap) West Bromwich Albion 1 (Vela), Premier League, February 2011

STATS...

Morgan Amalfitano is currently the Baggies’ top goal scorer in the League, with 2 goals. He is also leading in assists, with 2 assists since his arrival from France.

Out of the eight matches against one another, Stoke has won 5 and only lost one, with the remainder played out as draws.

West Brom are currently unbeaten in 4, whilst Stoke have lost their last 3. Their last win came at West Ham, back in August.

Stoke have only scored four goals so far this season, and all were different goal scorers.

ODDS...

Stoke to win – 2.36

West Brom to win – 3.5

Draw – 3.35

TV: Highlights on Match of the Day, 10:25pm, BBC1

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