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West Brom Statto

Jonathan Walters shields the ball away from Liam Ridgewell

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10:28 18th October 2013

Impress your friends and family with these pre-match facts


DOMINANT // Stoke City have lost just three of the last 31 league meetings against West Brom, winning a staggering 19 and drawing the remaining nine.

SOLID // Stoke have kept a clean sheet in six of their previous eight Barclays Premier League games against West Brom.

UNBEATEN // West Brom will be bidding to extend their unbeaten run to five games for the first time under Steve Clarke. The current four-match stretch represents their best spell in the top-flight since the former Chelsea assistant was appointed manager.

SWITCHED OFF // There have been just 13 goals scored in the eight Premier League meetings between these two sides, with seven of these being scored in the final 10 minutes.

HIT AND MISS // The Potters have scored with just 5.8% of their shots this season in the Premier League; the lowest ratio in the competition.

UNFORTUNATE // Stoke City have hit the woodwork (4) as many times as they have scored (4) in the Premier League this season.

LANDMARK // Mark Hughes is currently one victory away from reaching 100 Premier League successes, having won 99 of his 277 matches as manager to date.

DANGERMAN // Morgan Amalfitano has averaged 12 crosses per game since his move to the Premier League.

ONE OFF // The only match to be called off in Britannia Stadium history was against the Baggies during the 2003/04 season. High winds forced the referee to postpone the game for safety reasons.

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