Wanderers were unbeaten in five of six local derbies in last season's Premier League, and already this term they have avoided defeat at Aston Villa.
Sunday brings a trip to The Hawthorns, where Mick McCarthy's side led until injury-time in February only to be denied by a Carlos Vela equaliser.
Defender Stearman told the club website: "We're very confident we can repeat what we did last year and pick up points from the teams from the Midlands.
"They're great occasions - not just for us but also for the fans. They obviously want to see a fiery encounter with a bit of football played as well and us coming out with the right result.
"We were unlucky at Albion last year, holding out until the death when they popped up with a goal."