West Brom vs Crystal Palace preview: Eagles desperate to end nine-game winless run

A look ahead to the Premier League fixture at The Hawthorns

It’s a big game for…

Chris Brunt: After a tumultuous week off the field the Northern Ireland international will be keen to get back on the pitch and help his team-mates to victory. West Brom will be looking to pick up back to back Premier league victories after their narrow win over Everton.

Weird stat…

West Brom and Crystal Palace have both scored a joint-high eight goals from corners in the Premier League this season, along with Manchester City.

Remember when…

Saido Berahino scored a last minute penalty to rescue a point for Alan Irvine after Crystal Palace had led 2-0 at the interval. Irvine would last two more months in charge with the Baggies. Former Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis would take his place.

Player to watch…

Yannick Bolasie: The Crystal Palace winger will be playing in his first Premier League match after two months out injured. The Congolese international is sure to add more vibrancy to the Palace attack and Alan Pardew will be looking for Bolasie to cause havoc to the Baggies defence.

Past three-meetings…

Crystal Palace 2 (Bolasie, Cabaye) – West Brom 0, Premier League, October 2015

Crystal Palace 0 – West Brom 2 (Morrison, Gardner), Premier League, April 2015

West Brom 2 (Anichebe, Berahino) – Crystal Palace 2 (Hangeland, Jedinak), Premier League, October 2014

Form Guide…

West Brom: DLDDLW

Crystal Palace: LLLLDL

Vital Information…

KICK-OFF TIME:  5.30pm

TV: Live on Sky Sports 1 from 5pm; Highlights on Match of the Day on BBC1 10.20p

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