For West Brom, Sam Allardyce has steadied the ship but still faces a huge task to avoid being relegated for the first time in his career. He will have circled this game against one of his former clubs as an opportunity.
Date, time and venue
Crystal Palace vs West Brom is scheduled for a 3pm GMT kick-off on Saturday, March 13, 2021.
The match will be held behind closed doors at Selhurst Park.
How to watch
TV channel: Saturday’s match will be televised on Sky Sports.
Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers will be able to watch the match online via the website or the Sky Go app.
Roy Hodgson’s injury concerns do not look like improving before the weekend, with the likes of James McArthur, Nathaniel Clyne, Tyrick Mitchell and Nathan Ferguson still out.
However, Wilfried Zaha’s 45-minute cameo against Tottenham – in which he was a threat – is a big plus.
Grady Diangana had a short run out for West Brom Under-23s side as he looks for inclusion at the weekend.
Crystal Palace vs West Brom predicted lineups
Crystal Palace XI: Guaita; Ward, Kouyate, Cahill, Van Aanholt; Townsend, Milivojevic, Riedewald, Eze; Zaha, Benteke
West Brom XI: Johnstone; Furlong, O’Shea, Bartley, Townsend; Pereira, Maitland-Niles, Yokuslu, Gallagher, Phillips; Diagne
Prediction: Crystal Palace 0-0 West Brom
Crystal Palace were, arguably, unlucky to go down 4-1 at Tottenham after resolute performances against Brighton, Manchester United and Fulham and the Baggies have been similarly impressive at the back in recent weeks.
One goal conceded in four games, including against United and Everton, has given West Brom a glimmer of hope. A result against Palace, you feel, is a must. But I think the spoils will be shared.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
- Crystal Palace wins: 21
- Draws: 15
- West Brom wins: 24
Betting odds and tips (subject to change)
- Crystal Palace: 11/10
- Draw: 21/10
- West Brom: 13/5
- Wilfried Zaha to score first: 9/2