Venue: The Hawthorns
Kick Off: 15:00 (BST)
Crystal Palace managed to get themselves off of the relegation zone for the first time in a long while by claiming a hard fought 1-0 victory over Middlesbrough at Selhurst Park last weekend and it goes without saying that the three points picked up on the day could prove to be vital to the Eagles’ chances of survival.
Apart from the victory, manager Sam Allardyce would most certainly have been left pleased with his side’s defensive display and Palace will now need to put up another similar showing when they square off against a tough West Bromwich Albion side away from home this weekend in order to continue their fight against the drop.
Crystal Palace FC Team News
Palace are currently struggling with a number of injury concerns as the likes of Mathieu Flamini, Steven Mandanda, Loic Remy, Bakary Sako, Pape Souare and Connor Wickham remain ruled out and unlikely to feature this weekend.
Nonetheless, Palace’s new recruits performed extremely well against Middlesbrough last time out and Allardyce has a number of quality players he can still call on.
Milivojevic has been impressive for Palace
Wayne Hennessey is set to continue in goal while the back four consisting of Mamadou Sakho, James Tomkins, Patrick van Aanholt and Joel Ward looks set to be unchanged.
In midfield, impressive new recruit Luka Milivojevic will continue in a defensive midfield role and his presence should allow the likes of Jason Puncheon and Yohan Cabaye to flourish in the attacking midfield roles.
Widemen Andros Townsend and Wilfried Zaha have been a bit disappointing in recent matches and the duo will need to raise their game to provide a clearly frustrated target man Christian Benteke more opportunities to find the back of the net.
West Bromwich Albion FC vs Crystal Palace FC Probable Lineups
West Bromwich Albion FC: Foster; Nyom, Evans, McAuley, Dawson; Livermore, Fletcher, Chadli, Morrison, Brunt; Rondon
Crystal Palace FC: Hennessey; van Aanholt, Sakho, Tomkins, Ward; Milivojevic, Cabaye, Puncheon, Townsend, Zaha; Benteke
West Bromwich Albion FC vs Crystal Palace FC Head to Head
13/08/2016 Crystal Palace 0 – 1 West Bromwich Albion
27/02/2016 West Bromwich Albion 3 – 2 Crystal Palace
West Bromwich Albion FC vs Crystal Palace FC Match Prediction
West Bromwich Albion have been very impressive this season and their record in recent matches against the Eagles is very impressive, having lost only once in the last five meetings between the two sides.
Therefore, it has to be said that West Brom head into the game on Saturday as favourites and the Baggies will claim a 2-1 victory from the encounter, if you believe the guys over at https://footballpredictions.com/.
However, Palace have a more than capable enough side to be able to snatch a point from the game and if the Eagles can keep things tight at the back, they should be able to earn a draw at the very least.
West Bromwich Albion FC 1-1 Crystal Palace FC