Crystal Palace vs West Brom Football Predictions and betting : On Sunday, the lower ranked team West Brom are set to take on Crystal Palace to bag their second ever win of the season whereas Crystal Palace would like to get out of the hole they have dug themselves in the last couple of games.
A victory for West Brom against Sheffield United has done a world of good for their confidence whereas Crystal Palace hurt their chances after that defeat to New Castle. Given that the teams have little to lose, this game will be an interesting to watch out for.
Crystal Palace vs West Brom Predictions and betting Summary
West Brom vs Crystal Palace Predictions Football and Betting: Recent form
West Brom have little to celebrate with their premier league campaign falling apart with every passing week. They are currently in the relegation zone with 1 win,3 draws and 5 losses that has derailed their chances completely.
They started off with losses against Leicester City and Everton. Their best performance came against Chelsea when they were 3-0 up in the first half, but a late comeback by the visitors meant that the side had to settle for a 3-3 draw.
This was followed up by draws against Burnley and Brighton but their forgettable season continued with losses against Fulham and Spurs. But they have finally managed to break the jinx with their first win of the season against Sheffield United last weekend.
Crystal Palace have either come out playing high quality football or they have been blown out quite easily by teams. They are currently in 15th spot in the table with 4 triumphs and 5 losses in 10 outings.
They started their season off with a big win against Manchester United but lost the next two games against Everton and Chelsea.
They managed a couple of draws along with a win against Fulham but from then on, they have lost 3 out of 4 games barring that lone victory against Leeds United. In the last matches, they were defeated by Burnley and New Castle United with the side not turning up well on both occasions.
West Brom vs Crystal Palace Predictions and Betting: H2H
Matches: 27 : Crystal Palace: 10 West Brom: 9 Draw: 8
Last 5 games: Crystal Palace – 4, West Brom – 0, Draw – 1.
Recent Meeting: West Brom suffered a 3-0 loss against Crystal Palace in a premier league fixture at home.
Crystal Palace vs West Brom Football Predictions and betting : Offensive and defensive stats
Crystal Palace might go in with a 4-4-2 formation to help them take an important win whereas West Brom would field a 3-4-1-2 combination to counter their rivals.
Looking at West Brom’s attack, they have the services of Callum Robinson and Karlan Grant to score for the side. Callum Robinson likes to shoot from a distance and is a counter attack threat for the opposition. He has scored 3 goals in 13 games and has a pass accuracy of 73.3% along with creating 1.3 shots on target.
He will be accompanied by Karlan Grant who has just the one goal in 6 outings for the side. Even though he has created 1.5 shots on target, it is important for him to convert the opportunities. In addition to this, he has a pass accuracy of 70.9% and has 0.5 key passes per game.
The Crystal Palace will have to come out all guns blazing with their attack leading them to grab a win against West Brom. Michy Batshuayi will have to find some form for the team who has 5 goals and an assist in the last 10 outings. Along with this he has 70.8% pass accuracy and provides with 1.6 shots on target and 0.8 dribbles per game.
Andros Townsend is a key player in the lineup who strength lies in crossing and dribbling. The English forward has a goal and two assists in 11 appearances along with 68.7% pass success and 1.5 key passes per game.
With the other two not looking in good touch, Wilfried Zaha has carried the side with 5 goals and two assists in 9 games along with 2.3 shots on target per game. It is important for the team for him to return after the star striker was out due to Corona virus.
The West Brom backline will be handled by the likes of Townsend, Bartley, Ajayi and O’Shea.
Conor Townsend will play as the left center back whose strength includes passing tackling and aerial duels. To further support that he has 79.7% passing accuracy, 1.5 tackles per game and 2.1 aerial duels won per game along with 1.9 clears in every appearance.
The center back Kyle Bartley is an indirect set piece threat who has 78% success in passes along with 1.3 interceptions and 5.7 clears per game so far.
Semi Ajayi is often known for aerial duels and clearing some tough balls for the side. He accounts to 2.3 clears and 1.6 aerial duels in every outing apart from 80.5% pass accuracy.