West Bromwich Albion and Crystal Palace meet at The Hawthorns, in a match for the 15th round of the Premier League. In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations indicates total balance between these two teams, since there was 1 draw and 2 victories for each team in the last 5 matches. However, the last time these teams played a match in this stadium was on 04-03-2017, in the Premier League, which ended in a Crystal Palace victory by (0-2). The goals of the match were scored by W. Zaha (55 ‘) and A. Townsend (84’) for Crystal Palace. In this game the home factor may be decisive, since both teams present considerable differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
West Bromwich Albion:
The home team is currently in the 15 th position of the league, with 14 points won, after 2 wins, 6 draws and 6 losses. In the penultimate match, they tied in an away match against Tottenham Hotspur, by (1-1). In the last match, they tied in a home match against Newcastle United, by (2-2). This is a team that, oddly enough, has had better results in away matches than at home, since in the last 30 matches they register 4 wins, 4 draws and 7 losses in away matches; against 2 wins, 4 draws and 9 losses at their stadium. In the last 7 home league matches West Bromwich Albion has a record of 1 win, 4 draw and 2 losses, so they have won 7 points out of 21 possible.
For this competition, he did not win any of the last 12 games. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition, so it has not been very strong defensively. In 14 matches in this tournament, he suffered the first goal 6 times and never got the comeback.
The West Bromwich is going through a very difficult phase in the English championship, comes from a long series of games without victory and needs a recovery, since it is falling in the leaderboard and is only 2 points in the relegation zone. The bad campaign can be explained by the inefficiency, both of its offensive and defensive system, since both are among the worst in the championship, acting far below expectations. Playing at home, like this Saturday’s game, West Bromwich does not win 6 games, in which they accumulated 4 draws and 2 losses, and it is important to point out that it is the team that scored the most goals in the local team condition. For the match against Crystal Palace, coach Gary Megson will not be able to count on midfielder Nacer Chadli, due to injury, a significant absence in the creative sector.
The away team is currently in the 20 th position of the league, with 9 points won, after 2 wins, 3 draws and 9 losses. In the penultimate match, they won in a home match against Stoke City, by (2-1). In the last match, they tied in an away match against Brighton & Hove Albion, by (0-0). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 3 wins, 2 draws and 10 losses in away matches; against 6 victories, 4 draws and 5 defeats in his stadium. In the last 7 away league matches Crystal Palace has a record of 1 draw and 6 losses, so they have won 1 point out of 21 possible.
For this competition, they have not won any of the last 7 away matches. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition, so it was not very strong defensively. This is a team that scores only few times and was only able to open the scoring in 2 of its last 14 matches for the Premier League, of these 2 reached the halftime advantage in 1 and won at the end of the 90 ‘in 1. In 14 matches in this competition, he only got 1 comeback in the 11 games in which he suffered the first goal.
The Crystal Palace is making a disastrous campaign in the Premier League, occupies the last position of the national championship several days ago and needs to seek a recovery urgently to try to avoid the decline at the end of the season. The team is characterized by a low quality attack, which scored 8 goals in 14 games and is the worst in the championship, while the defense suffered 25 goals and is the fourth worst, evidencing that it is necessary to improve a lot in the 2 sectors to Get out of this uncomfortable situation. The Crystal Palace has the worst campaign in the Premier League, is one of the three teams that has not yet won as a visitor and it is important to point out that they have not scored 1 goal even after 7 games away from their domains. For the game against West Bromwich, coach Roy Hodgson has no problems in the starting team and goes to the field with maximum strength.
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