West Bromwich Albion vs Luton Town: How to watch the game on TV, live stream, kick-off time & team news
The Baggies host Luton Town on Saturday afternoon - here’s everything you need to know ahead of kick-off.
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West Bromwich Albion are back in action for their third Sky Bet Championship fixture in the space of eight days as they play host to Luton Town on Saturday. The Baggies will be looking for a swift response after losing to Preston North End midweek.
Head coach Steve Bruce has come under heavy fire having only managed to win one of the opening 12 league games, and many supporters have been calling for his sacking. The only other side in the decision with as few wins are Coventry, who have played three fewer games.
Wednesday’s loss to Preston dropped Albion into the relegation zone - well below the playoff positions which supporters were hoping for as a minimum at the start of the campaign. Luton have, in comparison, made a very good start to the season.
Nathan Jones has soared the Hatters into ninth position, with four wins and five draws to their name - the most recent of which being a 3-3 draw at home to Huddersfield Town.
Despite the thrilling scoreline, home fans were left disappointed as the three goals conceded came from the only three shots Huddersfield managed all game. Luton meanwhile registered 24 shots, 10 of which were on target.
Here’s everything you need to know ahead of West Brom vs Luton, including the kick-off time, the latest team news, and how to watch the game on UK television.
What is the team news ahead of West Brom vs Luton Town?
Karlan Ahearne-Grant returned to the Baggies starting eleven against Preston midweek but could drop to the bench once again in favour of Brandon Thomas-Asante. The fixture congestion is ramping up and so Steve Bruce may decide to rotate his team this weekend.
Semi Ajayi (ankle) and Daryl Dike (thigh) missed the trip to Deepdale and are fighting to get back to action, but both are unlikely to feature once again. Meanwhile, Kean Bryan, who has been out with an ACL problem for an extended period, is back in training but still a little way off from being available.
Jayson Molumby and Okay Yokuslu were both starters on Wednesday but looking keenly over their shoulders is Tom Rogic, who made his debut against Swansea last weekend. Jake Livermore is another midfield player in contention.
Is West Brom vs Luton Town on TV and how can I watch it?
West Brom vs Luton has been selected for a 3pm kick-off time on Saturday October 8 and so it won’t be shown live on UK television. This is to comply with the ‘blackout’ regulation on televised coverage between 2:45pm and 5:15pm on a Saturday.
Under the rules, broadcasting rights are restricted for clubs in the UK, Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands, and the Isle of Man. Not all is lost, though, as highlights will be available for Sky Sports subscribers on the Sky Sports app around 15-30 minutes after the final whistle.
Albion have also arranged live commentary of the game courtesy of WBA Radio. Gez Mulholland and Andy Johnson’s coverage will start at 2.45pm, with an audio package available for £2.50 on the West Brom website.
How to sign up to Sky Sports and Now TV
You’ll need a Sky subscription to watch Sky Sports and there are different options to choose from. For brand new customers you can get Sky TV and Sky Sports for £44 a month for 18 months instead of £51/month. The price includes a Netflix subscription and there’s a £20 setup fee.
If you’re a current Sky customer the cheapest option will cost you £15 extra a month in the 2 for 1 Football Channel Offer and is perfect for fans who only want football. If you want to go all out and have access to all 8 Sky Sports channels including Premier League, F1 and more then that will be an extra £25 a month on top of your current contract.
If you’re already in contract with another provider then you can also sign up to access Sky Sports through a Now TV membership. There are two options to choose from - a monthly subscription which is £33 a month, or a single day subscription which is £11.
On the Now TV website, it will show a sports membership and another option. A daily subscription grants you 24-hour access to 11 sky sports channels, whereas a monthly subscription will allow you to watch all Sky channels whenever you wish, on up to three devices at any given time.
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