Premier League: West Brom vs Stoke City match preview

A look at Tony Pulis's meeting with his former employers at The Hawthorns

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Tony Pulis will be looking to get one over on the club who sacked him twice during his seven-year stint at the Britannia Stadium. The Welshman had led The Potters to Premier League promotion, five consecutive finishes in the top-flight, an FA Cup final and a Europa League campaign before his second dismissal in May 2012.

Compatriot Mark Hughes is excelling in charge of The Potters, with Stoke on course for another top-half finish under his stewardship. Pulis has steered the Baggies clear of danger and a win on Saturday would all but eliminate relegation fears for another season.

KICK-OFF: Saturday, 3pm

Past Three Meetings:

Stoke City (Diouf 2) 2-0 West Brom, Premier League, December 2014

West Brom (Sessegnon) 1-2 Stoke City (McAuley og, Adam) Premier League, May 2014

Stoke City 0-0 West Brom, Premier League, October 2013

Odds: West Brom 11/8 Draw 9/4 Stoke 13/5


Saido Berahino has scored 18 goals this season - already double last year’s goal tally.

Before their league defeat at Villa Park on March 3, West Brom hadn’t lost an away game since a 2-0 loss at Stoke in December.

If Stoke win today, it will be the first time that they have won four Premier League games on the bounce.

Classic Moment:

West Brom 0-3 Stoke - 2010

Goals from Matthew Etherington and Jonathan Walters (2) recorded Stoke’s third successive Premier League victory during their third season in the top-flight.

TV: MOTD; Saturday March 15; 10.20pm