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26 August 2017

West Brom vs Stoke: What time is kick-off, what TV channel is the game on and what is the latest team news?

TONY PULIS will be hoping to keep up West Brom’s 100 per cent record when they entertain his former club Stoke at the Hawthorns on Sunday.

The Baggies have won both of their matches 1-0 this season but Mark Hughes’ Potters will make the short trip to the Midlands full of confidence.

Tony Pulis is ready to spend £30m on the Tottenham duo
Tony Pulis’ side takes on his former club at the Hawthorns on Sunday
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Mark Hughes lived every second of the exciting game
Mark Hughes is looking for back-to-back wins as Stoke boss
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They backed up their impressive 1-0 win over Arsenal last weekend with the 4-0 thrashing of Rochdale in the cup on Wednesday.

Here’s all the information you need to know ahead of the Premier League clash.

What time does West Brom vs Stoke kick-off?

The clash at the Hawthorns will kick-off at 13:30 on Sunday, August 27.

What TV channel is showing West Brom vs Stoke?

The game is being shown live on Sky Sports’ Main Event channel.

Coverage gets underway at 12:30.

Alternatively you can follow all the action with SunSport’s dedicated Live Blog.

Team news

Stoke are set to welcome back Xherdan Shaqiri after he missed the club’s midweek win over Rochdale with a slight hamstring strain.

For West Brom Jonny Evans will face a late fitness test whilst Claudio Yacob should return from injury.

Hal Robson-Kanu is suspended after his sending off in the win over Burnley.

It is time for Xherdan Shaqiri to step up to the plate at Stoke
Xherdan Shaqiri should recover from his injury in time for the clash
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Fact me

  • Since Tony Pulis took over as West Brom boss, the Baggies have won four and lost none of their five Premier League meetings with his former side Stoke (W4 D1 L0).
  • Stoke won their first five Premier League trips to the Hawthorns, but haven’t won a single point there in their last three league trips (W0 D0 L3).
  • Five of the six goals scored in the last three Premier League meetings between WBA and Stoke have been netted in the final 30 minutes.
  • West Bromwich Albion have scored just one goal in their last five Premier League matches at the Hawthorns, but this did give them a 1-0 opening day victory against Bournemouth.
  • In these last five matches at the Hawthorns, WBA have attempted 63 shots overall with 20 of these being on target but only scored once (1.6% conversion rate). Their xG total in these five games is 4.6, meaning that on average they should have scored closer to five goals from those chances.
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  • Just under half of Tony Pulis’ 31 Premier League wins as West Bromwich Albion manager have been by a 1-0 scoreline (15 – 48%).
  • In fact, since Pulis took charge of his first WBA game in the Premier League back in January 2015, the Baggies have won the most matches 1-0 in the competition (15).
  • Stoke City have found the net just three times in their last nine Premier League away matches; failing to find the net in seven of these games.
  • Striker Saido Berahino hasn’t scored in any of his last 28 Premier League appearances over a spell at both of these clubs (13 games for WBA & 15 games for Stoke).
  • Should Jesé score in this match for Stoke City, he’ll be only the second player to score in his opening two Premier League appearances for the club after Ricardo Fuller.
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