Premier League In Focus – Stoke vs West Brom Preview

When? Saturday 23rd December, 15:00 (UK)

Where? Bet365 Stadium

What channel is it on? Stoke vs West Brom will not be televised live in the UK

Are tickets still available?

Stoke - https://www.scfcdirect.com/events.aspx

West Brom - https://wbatickets.co.uk/en-GB/events/stoke%20city%20v%20wba/2017-12-23_15.00/britannia%20stadium

Where can I stream the match? N/A

HEAD-TO-HEAD
Last five meetings: West Brom W3, D2
Premier League meetings: Stoke W7, West Brom W5, D5
All-time meetings: Stoke W60, West Brom W46, D37

STOKE

Predicted line-up: Butland; Cameron, Shawcross, Wimmer, Pieters; Shaqiri, Adam, Allen, Sobhi; Berahino, Crouch

Unavailable: Ireland (Injured), Martins-Indi (Injured), Jese (Personal reasons), Zouma (Injured)

Doubtful: Johnson (Injured)

WEST BROM

Predicted line-up: Foster; Nyom, Hegazi, Evans, Gibbs; Barry, Livermore, Krychowiak; Rodriguez, Rondon, McClean

Unavailable: Dawson (Injured), Morrison (Injured)

Doubtful: Phillips (Injured), Chadli (Injured)

PREDICTION
There is huge pressure on both of these teams as relegation is becoming a major threat for them but the general atmosphere is much more positive around West Brom and Pardew right now. They will fancy their chances of taking at least a point to plunge Mark Hughes' future in further doubt.

MEMORABLE MEETING ~
February 1937 threw up the highest amount of goals in a game between these two sides and Stoke would be the team celebrating as they scored an abundance of goals against their local rivals; 10 to be exact as the Baggies defence had a day to forget. That said, their attack line did offer an element of respectability with three goals of their own, but Stoke would bag the bragging rights that afternoon thanks to a staggering 10-3 home win.