Stoke v West Brom team news & stats

Date published: Friday 28th August 2015 10:17

Stoke’s club record signing Xherdan Shaqiri is poised to make his home debut.

Peter Odemwingie is still struggling with a hamstring problem, but fit-again forward Bojan could feature after making his comeback in midweek against Luton Town.

West Brom must also decide whether to recall unsettled striker Saido Berahino, who has been told he will not be allowed to join Tottenham.

The Baggies will also assess Chris Brunt, who was substituted against Port Vale on Tuesday because of a tight hamstring complaint.

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Stoke have won more Premier League games versus West Brom (7) than against any other opponent in their six seasons in the division.

West Brom have scored only five goals in 12 Premier League matches against Stoke City.

West Bromwich Albion have failed to score in four of the six Premier League trips to the Britannia Stadium, including the last three in a row.

Mark Hughes has a 35% win percentage in charge of Stoke, compared to the 29% Premier League win rate that former manager Tony Pulis enjoyed in charge of the Potters.

Mame Biram Diouf has scored three goals in three Premier League games against West Brom.

The Senegalese striker has scored four goals in his last four Premier League appearances.

Rickie Lambert has scored in three of his five Premier League starts against Stoke.

Xherdan Shaqiri’s pass completion rate on his debut (97%) was the third best ever by a Stoke player to have attempted 30+ passes in a single Premier League game.

West Brom have lost just one of their last five Premier League away games, that being at Arsenal on the final day of last season.

The Baggies have failed to win any of their opening three games to a Premier League campaign for the third successive season – and in both 2013-14 and 2014-15 they failed to win their fourth game.


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