Stoke City host their closest Premier League rivals West Brom at the Britannia Stadium on Saturday, with the Potters hoping to pick up their third win of the season.

The Potters have been on something of a losing streak since that snatch and grab at West Ham's Upton Park, falling to Arsenal, Norwich and Fulham and currently residing in 16th place in the table.

Steve Clarke's side have faired a little better, with a win against Sunderland a month ago kick starting their season. Since then, they have beaten Man United at Old Trafford and held Arsenal at The Hawthorns. A win tomorrow could stretch their unbeaten run to five games.

West Brom and Stoke have a long and fruitful rivalry with Mark Hughes' side usually getting the better of their local rivals but The Baggies have come out on top on a few occasions, so don't write the visitors off.

Team News

Stoke welcome back Jonathan Walters, Marc Wilson and Marc Muniesa to their squad and have no new injury concerns.

West Brom still have doubts over Scott Sinclair, Zoltan Gera, Ben Foster and George Thorne (knee).

However, there is some good news for Baggies fans with the return to fitness of Victor Anichebe, Matej Vydra and Jonas Olsson.


West Brom have not lost in the last three visits to Stoke, but have only won one of those games.

Stoke City have four players joint top goal scorers with one goal each whilst new signing Morgan Amalfitano heads the list for West Brom with two goals.

Stoke have not beaten West Brom at The Britannia Stadium since November 2008.


Stoke are the lowest scorers in the Premier League whilst West Brom have scored in almost every game this season. As a result, I can see goals in the game but I feel it will be another 1-1 draw or West Brom could steal a late win.

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