What channel is West Brom vs Blackpool on? Kick-off time, TV & stream details, latest team news

It’s back to the Hawthorns for West Brom on Good Friday...

West Bromwich Albion return to Championship action on Good Friday when they take on Blackpool with seemingly nothing but pride left to play for.

Last Saturday’s 3-1 defeat to Stoke City all but ended their slim hopes of a play-off place and in the words of Steve Bruce, ‘encapsulated’ the Baggies season to date.

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Whilst a shot at the top six is still mathematically a possibility, it would take a miraculous run of form between now and the end of the season.

Stranger things have happened in football but this would need to be damn near obscure!

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Friday’s match.

When and where is the game?

The game takes place at West Brom’s home of the Hawthorns on Good Friday, 15th April. Kick-off is scheduled for 15:00 (BST).

Is West Brom vs Blackpool on TV?

Shockingly, no, West Brom finally have a game not on television.

However, Albion fans in the UK can purchase an audio match pass for £2.50 with coverage beginning at 2.45pm.

Supporters overseas can watch the encounter live with a match pass for £10. Match passes can be purchased here.

Who is the match referee?

Jeremy Simpson will take charge of Good Friday’s contest with Lee Venamore and Matthew McGrath his assistants. Carl Brook is on fourth official duties.

Simpson has officiated 23 Championship games throughout the 21/22 season, handing out 79 yellow cards, two red cards and quite a high number of penalties - eight.

He last took charge of a West Brom game in Valerien Ismael’s last win as Head Coach, the 3-0 win over Peterborough United in January.

Team news

Steve Bruce confirmed that wantaway goalkeeper Sam Johnstone will sit out of the final few games of the season with David Button likely to take his place.

Matt Phillips will also make a return to the Baggies bench.

Form guide

West Brom: DWDLWL

Blackpool: WWDLLD

Head-to-head record

The Baggies historically have had the better of the two over the years winning 43 games to the Tangerines 32.

There have only been 16 draws between both sides including their most recent fixture, the 0-0 draw at Bloomfield Road back in November 2021.

Betting odds

West Brom: 7/10

Draw: 13/5

Blackpool: 17/4

(Correct as of Thursday 14th April with SkyBet)

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