Premier League: West Brom vs Stoke City match preview

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

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

STATS:

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

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