Struggling Baggies Travel To Selhurst Needing A Victory Against The Eagles

Former Palace boss Sam Allardyce brings his latest side to Selhurst Park in an almost impossible position as we edge closer to the run in to the end of the season.

DATE

13th March 2020

KICK OFF

3pm

VENUE

Selhurst Park Stadium, Holmesdale Road, Selhurst, London SE25 6PU

LAST TIME

This fixture was last played in May 2018 when goals from Wilfried Zaha and Patrick van Aanholt ensured the Eagles took all three points.

WHO SCORED MAN OF THE MATCH – Patrick van Aanholt (9.1)

OFFICIALS

Referee – Simon Hooper

Assistants – Mark Scholes, Derek Eaton

Fourth official – Graham Scott

VAR – Mike Dean, Harry Lennard (assistant)

INJURY CONCERNS

PALACE – Mamadou Sakho, James McCarthy, James Tomkins, James McArthur, Wayne Hennessey, Nathan Ferguson, Tyrick Mitchell, Nathaniel Clyne

WEST BROM – Kieran Gibbs

SUSPENSIONS

None

DISCIPLINARY

RED CARDS – Luka Milivojevic (1), Christian Benteke (1), Matheus Pereira (1), Semi Ajayi (1), Keiran Gibbs (1), Jake Livermore (1)

YELLOW CARDS (4+) – Conor Gallagher (8), Luka Milivojevic (7), Wilfried Zaha (4)

FORM GUIDE

Last FIVE meetings between the two sides;

  • 06/12/2020 West Bromwich Albion 1-5 Crystal Palace
  • 25/09/2018 West Bromwich Albion 0-3 Crystal Palace
  • 13/05/2018 Crystal Palace 2-0 West Bromwich Albion
  • 02/12/2017 West Bromwich Albion 0-0 Crystal Palace
  • 22/07/2017 West Bromwich Albion 0-2 Crystal Palace

Last FIVE results for Palace;

  • 07/03/2021 Tottenham Hotspur 4-1 Crystal Palace
  • 03/03/2021 Crystal Palace 0-0 Manchester United
  • 28/02/2021 Crystal Palace 0-0 Fulham
  • 22/02/2021 Brighton & Hove Albion 1-2 Crystal Palace
  • 13/02/2021 Crystal Palace 0-3 Burnley

Last FIVE results for West Brom;

  • 07/03/2021 West Bromwich Albion 0-0 Newcastle United
  • 04/03/2021 West Bromwich Albion 0-1 Everton
  • 27/02/2021 West Bromwich Albion 1-0 Brighton & Hove Albion
  • 20/02/2021 Burnley 0-0 West Bromwich Albion
  • 14/02/2021 West Bromwich Albion 1-1 Manchester United

RECORD AGAINST WEST BROM

  • Played 59
  • Won 20
  • Drawn 15
  • Lost 24

FORM PLAYERS ACCORDING TO WHO SCORED

  • Wilfried Zaha 6.91
  • Kyle Bartley 6.87
  • Andros Townsend 6.86
  • Conor Townsend 6.80

ONE TO WATCH

CONOR GALLAGHER

FORMER CLUBS – Chelsea, Charlton Athletic (loan), Swansea City (loan)

The Chelsea loanee has been one of few success stories for the Baggies this season and will have plenty of interested parties should the Blues allow him to leave next season. He is prone to a booking have racked up eight yellow cards so far this season but he would be a great addition to the Palace squad.

KEY CLASH

GARY CAHILL v MBAYE DIAGNE

The veteran defender will want to erase the memory of last weekend but will be up against another tough opponent in the big Senegalese striker who has brought a different dimension to the Baggies attack since arriving on loan from Galatasaray in January.

PRE-MATCH FACTS

  • The Eagles have won the last 3 games against West Brom
  • Palace have failed to score in their last 3 home league matches
  • The Baggies last win against Palace at Selhurst was in August 2018
  • Palace have won 5 of their last 6 matches against West Brom in all competitions
  • West Brom have failed to win 12 of their last 13 away league games
  • Palace have scored at least 2 goals in 5 of their last 6 matches against West Brom

PRE-MATCH STATS

  • GOALS – Wilfried Zaha (9 – 11th in PL)
  • ASSISTS – Andros Townsend (4)
  • PASSES – Luka Milivojevic (991)
  • TACKLES – Andros Townsend (64 – 7th in PL)
  • TOUCHES – Cheikhou Kouyate (1262)
  • SHOTS – Wilfried Zaha (45)

PREDICTION

The visitors are on a decent run of form having only lost narrowly to Everton being their only defeat in their last five games. Meanwhile, Palace are smarting from the heavy defeat to Spurs at the weekend which ended their three game unbeaten run but with the carrot being dangled of securing safety for another season with a win, it promises to be an interesting contest.

FINAL SCORE: Palace 2-1 West Brom

BETTING ODDS

  • Home – 6/5
  • Draw – 21/10
  • Away – 12/5
  • Both teams to score – 17/20

RESOURCES

1 Shares:

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

You May Also Like