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Preview: Crystal Palace v West Bromwich Albion

17 April 2015



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ABOUT
Tony Pulis returns to Selhurst Park for the first time since last May when he oversaw the thrilling 3-3 draw against Liverpool after leaving the club on the eve of the current campaign.

In January he took over at West Brom and in his 16 games in charge he has won seven, but has lost the last three including last weekend's 3-2 home reverse to Leicester City. After only conceding seven goals in the Welshman's first nine games, the Baggies have shipped 10 in their last three.

Palace meanwhile will be looking to chalk up five wins in a row for the first time since Pulis achieved the feat last season. They have beaten Albion in their two previous home games in the Premier League, and have lost just once in the five previous meetings in the division.

Glenn Murray has scored six goals in his last six games and assisted three more during that time.


TEAM NEWS
Crystal Palace: Alan Pardew has confirmed that he has the same squad available to him, which means that Jordon Mutch, Fraizer Campbell and Chung-yong Lee are all unlikely into feature as they search for fitness.

Pape Souare came off against Sunderland last weekend but is expected to be OK for this game.

West Bromwich Albion: Brown Ideye will face a late fitness test to see if he's able to participate, with Victor Anichebe expected to take his place if the doesn't make it.

Ben Foster is out for the season with a knee injury and Youssouff Mulumbu is suspended.

MATCH OFFICIALS
Referee: J Moss
Assistants: S Ledger and D Eaton
Fourth Official: R East


HEAD-TO-HEAD RECORD
Palace winsDrawsWest Brom wins
League141419
FA Cup100
League Cup001
Total151420


LAST MEETING AT SELHURST PARK

8th February 2014
Crystal Palace 3-1 West Bromwich Albion
Premier League


Tom Ince and Joe Ledley scored debut goals as Tony Pulis' Crystal Palace moved three points clear of the relegation zone with a win over West Brom.

On-loan Blackpool man Ince prodded in a loose ball after 14 minutes and then his corner was headed in by Ledley.

Thievy Bifouma came on for his West Brom debut at half-time and scored after just 36 seconds.

But Marouane Chamakh scored a penalty after being fouled by Ben Foster as the Baggies slipped into the bottom three.

Watch highlights here on Palace Player.


TICKETS
Tickets for this game are SOLD OUT.


BETTING
Palace to win: 10/11
Draw: 12/5
West Brom to win: 3/1
Odds courtesy of SkyBet. 

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

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