West Brom – Crystal Palace : Preview & Prediction
West Bromwich and Crystal Palace meet at The Hawthorns in a 15th round match of the Barclays Premier League. At this stage, the record of direct confrontations indicates balance between these two teams, since there was 1 tie and 2 wins for each team in the last 5 games. However, the last time they faced in this stadium was 04-03-2017, in a game for Barclays Premier League that ended the victory of Crystal Palace by (0-2). The goals of the match were scored by W. Zaha (55 ‘) and A. Townsend (84’) for Crystal Palace. In this match the home factor can play an important role, since both teams present significant differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
Analysis of West Bromwich
The home team is currently in 15th place with 14 points earned after 2 wins, 6 draws and 6 losses. In the penultimate match, he tied it out for Tottenham for (1-1). In the last match, they tied at home to Newcastle by (2-2). This is a team that curiously shows more positive results than at home, since in the last 30 matches it has 4 wins, 4 draws and 7 defeats as a visitor, with 14 goals scored and 19 conceded, against 2 wins, 4 draws and 9 defeats at home, with 13 goals scored and 23 conceded. In the last 7 home games for the championship, West Bromwich have recorded 1 win, 4 draws and 2 defeats, having won 7 points out of 21.
In this competition, you have not won any of the last 12 games you played. The team conceded goals to their opponents in 9 of their last 10 games in this competition, so they have not been very strong defensively. In 14 games in this competition, suffered the first goal 6 times and never managed to turn the score.
West Bromwich have been going through an extremely complicated phase in the English Championship, coming from a long series of games without a win and needing a recovery, as they are plunging into the qualifying table and are only 2 points behind the relegation zone. The bad campaign can be explained by the inefficiency of both their offensive and defensive systems, as both are among the worst in the league, performing well below expectations. Playing at home, such as this Saturday’s match, West Bromwich have not won 6 games where they have accumulated 4 draws and 2 defeats and it is worth mentioning that it is the second team that suffered the most goals in the position of principal. For the confrontation with Crystal Palace, coach Gary Megson will not be able to rely on midfielder Nacer Chadli on account of injury, a major embezzlement in the breeding sector.
Crystal Palace Review
The visiting team is currently in 20th place with 9 points, after 2 wins, 3 draws and 9 losses. In the penultimate match, he won at home to Stoke by (2-1). In the last match, tied off for Brighton & Hove Albion by (0-0). This is a team affected by the home factor, stronger when playing with the support of their fans, since in the last 30 games has recorded 3 wins, 2 draws and 10 losses as a visitor, with a total of 9 goals scored and 29 conceded. Already inside the home, he won 6 wins, 4 draws and 5 losses, with a total of 21 goals scored and 19 conceded. In the last 7 out-of-the-championship games, Crystal Palace have had 1 draw and 6 defeats, having won 1 point out of 21.
For this competition, you do not win as a visitor makes 7 games. The team allowed their opponents goals in 9 of the last 10 games for this competition, so they have not been very strong defensively. This is a team that scores a few times first: just opened the scoring in 2 of their last 14 games for the Barclays Premier League, of these 2 reached the break in lead in 1 and won in the late 90 ‘in 1. In 14 games in this competition, suffered the first goal 11 times and only managed 1 turn on the scoreboard.
Crystal Palace has been campaigning disastrously in the Premier League, bitter the national’s flashlight for several rounds and needs to seek recovery urgently to try to avoid the decline at the end of the season. The team is characterized by a low quality attack that has scored 8 goals in 14 games and is the second worst in the league, while the defense has conceded 25 goals and is the fourth most leaked, evidencing that it is necessary to improve enough in the 2 sectors to leave this uncomfortable situation. Playing away from home, such as this Saturday’s match, Crystal Palace has the worst Premier League campaign, is one of 3 teams that have not yet won as a visitor and it is worth noting that they have not scored 1 goal even after 7 games away from their domains . For the match against West Bromwich, coach Roy Hodgson has no problems in the team considers holder and goes to the field with maximum strength.
West Brom – Crystal Palace : Betting Tips
West Brom – Win Odds: 2.55
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70