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Preview: West Bromwich Albion v Crystal Palace

24 October 2014



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ABOUT
Palace travel to The Hawthorns on Saturday afternoon aiming to get back to winning ways having seen back-to-back victories followed by back-to-back defeats.

They will face a West Brom side in buoyant mood after gaining a credible 2-2 draw with Manchester United on home turf on Monday night, thanks to strikes from Stephane Sessegnon and Saido Berahino.

Berahino has been one of the stars of the Premier League so far this campaign and bagged his sixth league goal so far against the Red Devils, which is more than the rest of the Baggies squad combined.

That point leaves Alan Irvine's side in 14th position in the table, two places and one point ahead of the Eagles who have collected the same amount of points on their travels this season as they have at Selhurst.


TEAM NEWS

Crystal Palace: For the second game in a row Neil Warnock will be forced to shuffle his defensive pack after Damien Delaney was sent-off against Chelsea last week, meaning the defender will serve his one match ban this weekend.

With Scott Dann unlikely to be risked despite the defender being in light training following a knee problem, Martin Kelly or Adrian Mariappa could move into the vacant centre-half slot alongside Brede Hangeland.

James McArthur also came off against Chelsea with a hip problem and Warnock confirmed that the midfielder won't be fit for the trip to the Midlands.

West Bromwich Albion: Boaz Myhill is likely to start in goal for the Baggies after stepping in for the injured Ben Foster for Monday night's game against United after the England goalkeeper pulled a calf muscle.

The only other injury concern for Irvine is winger Silvestre Varela who has a groin problem.


MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Mark Clattenberg
Assistants: S Beck and S Burt
Fourth Official: C Foy


HEAD-TO-HEAD RECORD
West Brom winsDrawPalace wins
League191314
FA Cup001
League Cup100
Total201315


LAST MEETING AT THE HAWTHORNS

4th January 2014
West Bromwich Albion 0-2 Crystal Palace
FA Cup Third Round

Goals from Dwight Gayle and Marouane Chamakh were enough to ensure Palace's place in the FA Cup fourth round draw as the Eagles picked up their first win of 2014 at The Hawthorns.

After Gayle found the net halfway through the first half after a neat turn and shot from outside the box, substitute Chamkah sealed the victory with the final kick of the game as the Eagles displayed their vast improvement since losing at the same ground by the same scoreline just two months earlier.


TICKETS

Tickets for this game are now SOLD OUT. 

The club were allocated 2,700 tickets for this game but the full allocation has now been sold, so please do not make the journey to the stadium if you haven't purchased a ticket in the Palace section. 


BETTING

West Brom: 11/10 
Draw: 100/30
Palace: 3/1
Odds courtesy of SkyBet. 

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LIVE COVERAGE
Live commentary of all 90 minutes from The Hawthorns will be available on Palace Player. CLICK HERE to log in or sign up. 

You can also make predictions and debate the game at Sport Lobster here


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