We always beat West Brom, well we used to
Today we take on what once used to be our favourite fixture, mainly as we never lost. Stoke went thorough a run of 30 fixtures during the late 1990’s and early 2000’s when Stoke only lost 2 of the game against our midlands rivals
However that great run came to an end resulting in Stoke only winning 7 of the last 20 games against West Bromwich Albion.
West Bromwich Albion despite their slump in the league like Stoke have still won 50% of their last 6 games unlike Stoke who’ve only won 2 of the last 12 games
How have we faired in previous meetings.
Tonight’s fixture will be the 150th meeting between the two sides
Stoke wins 63
West Brom wins 49
The last meeting
Stoke have won the last two fixtures 1-0, the last game at the Hawthorns saw Stoke run out 1-0 winners. Tyrese Campbell scored within 10 mins amand Stoke held out for the victory.
Form (last 4 games)
Cardiff 2-1 Stoke
Stoke 2-0 Millwall
Stoke 1-0 Sheffield United
Reading 2-1 Stoke
West Brom 1-0 Fulham
Bristol city 2-2 West Brom
Birmingham 1-0 West Brom
West Brom 2-0 Bournemouth
WBA have won 3 of the last 10 games and could be disadvantaged against a side that are not bothered about getting a truck ready to go
Who’s the threat
Ex Huddersfield striker Karlan Grant is West Brim’s biggest threat and with Adam Reach who always seems to have a good game against Stoke. Most of West Brom play goes through Grant or Callum Robinson so if Stoke can stop it making it to them then we have a chance of a result
How could Stoke set up for the game.
Stoke have been rocked by Jordan Thompson’s injury ruling him out for the rest of the season. Romain Sawyers would of been an ideal straight swap but he’s unable to play against his parent club. Mario Vrancic should start now.
What is your score Prediction?