2-2 Draw, Palace and West Brom have greatly benefited from the mid season change of managers. Pardew has exceeded expectations in the 12 games he has been with the Eagles while Pulis has dragged the Baggies way from the relegation zone.
For Palace this game is all about carrying on the momentum and break a few of their own records. Baggies on the other come into this game in search of 3 more points that’ll definitely guarantee them Premier League football next season.
- The bookmakers are not really confident of Palace winning 5 on the row and have given them the odds of 2.75 to win, the odd for a Baggies win is at 5 and for a draw is at 2.10.
- Our best bet for this game is over 2.5 at odds of 2.3. Baggies scored 2 in a losing cause against Leicester last week while Palace have been scoring at will over the last few games.
- Both teams to score is a sure fire bet which you should consider placing with an odd of 2.
The Eagles comes into this game on the back of comfortable 4-1 win against Sunderland last week. The win against Sunderland has their fourth consecutive win in the Premier League.
Alan Pardew is strong contender for the manager of the year he improvement Palace have shown under his reign has been truly remarkable picking up 25 points from 12 games since his appointment.
Palace are currently 11th in table one point 10th placed Stoke. If they can continue their remarkable run of form till the end of the season then they have every chance of finishing in the top half of the table.
Palace have scored 11 goals in their last four games but have failed to keep a clean in their last 12 games at home and has the lowest clean sheet record in the league with just 2 all season.
Palace will be boosted by the returns of James McArthur and Pape Souare both of whom have recovered from minor injuries they picked up while playing Sunderland last week.
However the likes of Frazier Campbell, Jordan Mutch, Marouane Chamakh and Lee Chung-yong still remain out with injuries.
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West Brom come into this game on the back of a 3-2 defeat against Leicester last week. It was the Baggies’ 5th defeat in the last 6 games in all competitions. They are currently 14th in the table seven points above the drop zone.
Pulis’s men are not completely safe from relegation this season. They have a tough run of games till the end of the season were they face four of the current top 5 in the last 5 games so the Baggies desperately need something from their visit to Selhurst park.
The Baggies have found it difficult to get results away from home even Pulis with their last away win in the league coming in November when they beat Leicester 1-0. The Baggies defense has completely fallen apart in the last 3 games were they’ve conceded 10 goals.
The Baggies have the upper hand in the head to head stats with 20 wins compared to Palace’s 15 (14 games have ended in a draw).
Baggies will be boosted by the return of Callum Mcmanaman who has recovered from a foot injury but Youssouf Mulumbu remains suspended and Ben Forster remains out with injury. Brown Ideye is a major doubt to feature and a decision on this involvement will be taken late.
The last time these two teams met this season it produced a highly entertaining 2-2 draw with Baggies fighting back from 2 goals down to earn a point. Hangeland and Jedinak gave Palace the two goal lead but the Baggies came back courtesy of a Victor Anichebe goal and a 93rd minute equalizer from Berahino.
Where they are in the table
11th – Crystal Palace – 32 games – 42 points – (-1 GD)
14th – West Brom – 32 games – 33 points – (-16 GD)
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