Date: 29th August 2015 at 8:00am
Written by:

Both of these teams came through gruelling 120-minute League Cup ties on Tuesday meaning there may be a few tired legs on show at the Britannia on Saturday.

Jonathan Walters is expected to be benched again despite scoring in midweek and may well be departing the club soon after stating his dissatisfaction with his contract situation.

22 August 2015 Premier League Football ; Norwich City v Stoke City ;  Mame Biram Diouf scores for Stoke. Photo: Mark Leech

Eric Pieters could be rested after playing nearly every minute of Stoke’s season so far, including the whole of their match against Luton, but Mark Hughes probably won’t want to play Philipp Wollscheid on the flank.

Xherdan Shaqiri was rested against the Hatters and will start just behind Mame Biram Diouf, who will look to add to his two early season goals.

Bojan Krkic looked fit and healthy as he returned from injury on Tuesday but may have to wait another week for his first Premier League start, while Peter Odemwingie and Ryan Shawcross remain out with hamstring and back injuries respectively.

West Brom were much more impressive in their narrow defeat against Chelsea last weekend following a defeat and draw in their opening two matches.

But this was then followed by a poor display against Port Vale where Tony Pulis retained six players in his team.

With reports suggesting Tottenham are ending their interest in Saido Berahino, it remains to be seen if he will return to the squad after being left out for successive matches.

Pulis may be tempted to play two strikers meaning Rickie Lambert may get a start alongside new boy Salomon Rondon.

The Baggies boss has stated that he expects Rondon to get off the mark soon despite the £12 million record signing missing a glorious chance against Port Vale.

Chris Brunt is very doubtful meaning Serge Gnabry or Craig Gardner may be given a start.

League Position: Stoke City – 15th, 2pts; West Brom – 20th, 1pt
Last Meeting: West Brom 1-0 Stoke City, March 2015
Form: Stoke – LDD; West Brom – LDL
Key Men: Stoke City – Xherdan Shaqiri; West Brom – Salomon Rondon

15th August 2015 - Barclays Premier League - Watford v West Bromwich Albion - Jose Salomon Rondon of West Brom gets between a host of Watford defenders - Photo: Simon Stacpoole / Offside.

Shoot says: Stoke 2-1 West Brom

Brought to you by Shoot!