Stoke City v West Brom

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Stoke City and West Brom will be both looking for their first win of the season when they meet at Britannia Stadium on Saturday.

Stoke have drawn away from home in their last two matches against Spurs and Norwich after starting their campaign with a narrow loss to Liverpool. There were a number of positives to take from those early matches, so manager Mark Hughes will be looking to last season's 2-0 win in the corresponding fixture as inspiration to finally get three points in the bag.

West Brom were first in the firing line for Manchester City on opening day, but managed to shut the door from that early 3-0 whipping to play out a goalless draw against Watford. Although their defeat to Chelsea last weekend left the Baggies bottom of the league, there were plenty of bright moments in the 3-2 loss against the Blues that will give manager Tony Pulis something to think about.

Stoke only have a couple of injury concerns ahead of the clash. Veteran Nigerian forward Peter Odemwingie is still a doubt on his way back from a hamstring injury while centre-back Ryan Shawcross is also doubtful on account of his back injury.

West Brom are still without long-term injury victim Ben Foster (ACL knee) but should have Callum McManaman back from a knock, while fellow midfielder Chris Brunt could also recover from his hamstring injury in time to feature.

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