Preview: Stoke City vs. West Bromwich Albion

Preview: Stoke vs. West Brom
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Sports Mole previews the Premier League clash between Stoke City and West Bromwich Albion at the Britannia Stadium.

Stoke City host West Bromwich Albion on Saturday looking to return to form after losing three successive games in the Premier League.

The defeats have seen the Potters fall to 16th position in the Premier League table, only remaining above the relegation zone on goal difference.

Manager Mark Hughes could hand Peter Crouch a recall to his starting lineup after the England international only made the bench during the last game with Fulham.

West Bromwich Albion head coach Steve Clarke has witnessed the Baggies earn four points from fixtures with Manchester United and Arsenal to see his side recover from a poor start to the season.

Shane Long could be handed a start in attack for West Brom in place of Nicolas Anelka, who is still looking for his first goal for the club.

Recent form

Stoke City: DLWLL

West Bromwich Albion: DWDWD

Possible starting lineups

Stoke City: Begovic; Cameron, Shawcross, Huth, Pieters; N'Zonzi, Walters, Ireland, Wilson, Arnautovic; Crouch

West Bromwich Albion: Myhill; McAuley, Olsson, Ridgewell, Jones; Brunt, Yacob, Sessegnon, Mulumbu, Amalfitano; Long

Sports Mole says: 1-1

Matej Vydra of West Bromwich Albion during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and West Bromwich Albion at Goodison Park on August 24, 2013
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