West Brom vs Crystal Palace: Premier League match preview

A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at The Hawthrons

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Crystal Palace travel to The Hawthrons this Saturday, to take on West Brom, looking to avoid three straight league defeats.

Neil Warnock’s side are down to 16 in the league, a point and two places below West Brom, having lost four of their opening eight games, the Baggies have also only managed two wins this season.

A late winner from Daley Blind prevented West Brom from taking all three points against Manchester United on Monday night, but Alan Irvine’s men have picked up seven points in the last four matches. And with Saido Berahino they boast a genuine goal threat, the England under-21 striker has scored four in his last three games for the Baggies as he continues to push for a call up to Roy Hodgson’s senior side. 

KICK-OFF: Saturday, 3pm

PAST THREE MEETINGS...

Crystal Palace 3 (Ince, Ledley, Chamakh) West Brom 1 (Thievy) Premier League, February 2014

West Brom 0 Crystal Palace 2 (Gayle, Chamakh) FA Cup, January 2014

West Brom 2 (Berahino, McAuley) Crystal Palace 0 Premier League, November 2013

STATS...

Both sides are without a win in two league games.

Palace have recorded back to back defeats for the first time since Neil Warnock has returned to the club.

Dwight Gayle is the Eagles top scorer with five goals.

West Brom striker Saido Berahino has four goals in his last three games, a total of six in eight league games.

ODDS...

West Brom to win: 1.85

Crystal Palace to win: 4

Draw: 3.6

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