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Crystal Palace vs West Brom betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

It is increasingly difficult seeing a way West Bromwich Albion will be able to avoid the drop this season. The Baggies sit 19th in the table on merit by comparison to how they have performed this term, and now have a date with Crystal Palace to contend with; a side who are desperate to re-fire their engines on the back of Wilfried Zaha returning to first-team duties.
Crystal Palace vs West Brom betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds
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Crystal Palace vs West Brom betting tips

This article covers Crystal Palace vs West Brom betting tips and predictions, and these are the betting odds.

o – Crystal Palace 23/20

o – Draw 11/5

o – West Brom 13/5

Note: All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

 

Crystal Palace vs West Brom: Match details

Match: Crystal Palace vs West Brom

Competition: Premier League

Date: March 13, 2021

Kick-off time: 3:00 pm, March 13, 2021 (UK time)

Stadium: Selhurst Park

Crystal Palace vs West Brom betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

West Bromwich Albion’s Ainsley Maitland-Niles during the Premier League match at the Hawthorns, West Bromwich. Picture date: Sunday February 14, 2021. (Photo by Nick Potts/PA Images via Getty Images)

 

Betting prediction: Crystal Palace 0-0 West Brom

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Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson looks almost certain to welcome back Wilfried Zaha to starting duties this weekend when the Eagles take-on a West Bromwich Albion outfit that is looking increasingly likely to get relegated this season. But despite the Ivorian talisman’s hopeful return, Palace’s overall performance of late is questionable beyond whether Zaha has been available or not. They’re not far off from securing their future next term, and the Baggies still have yet to figure out how to find the back of the net. It may not be a popular choice, but a bore draw could be a result.

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Halftime/Full-Time: Draw – Draw

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Given my prediction, there isn’t much sense going against that train of thought. Even if both Palace and West Brom find goals, at the moment there isn’t much to separate either side for me to show that one is favoured over the other. Both even possess one player – Zaha for Palace, and Pereira for West Brom – that can shoulder the responsibility in the final third and maybe find a breakthrough via individual brilliance, but I think on balance they are even.

Result/Both Teams to Score: Draw – No

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Why break the tradition of this preview now? Onward to zero-zero draws!

Crystal Palace vs West Brom: What are the betting odds?

Crystal Palace vs West Brom – recent form and head to head statistics

Crystal Palace FC vs West Bromwich Albion form
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Crystal Palace FC vs Chelsea FC - 1:4
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Everton FC vs Crystal Palace FC - 1:1
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Crystal Palace FC vs West Bromwich Albion - 1:0
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Tottenham Hotspur FC vs Crystal Palace FC - 4:1
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Crystal Palace FC vs Manchester United FC - 0:0
Latest match form, last 5 games:
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West Bromwich Albion vs Southampton FC - 3:0
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Chelsea FC vs West Bromwich Albion - 2:5
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Crystal Palace FC vs West Bromwich Albion - 1:0
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West Bromwich Albion vs Newcastle United FC - 0:0
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West Bromwich Albion vs Everton FC - 0:1
Last 5 games for Crystal Palace FC
April 10, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Crystal Palace FC 1 - 4 Chelsea FC
April 5, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Everton FC 1 - 1 Crystal Palace FC
March 13, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Crystal Palace FC 1 - 0 West Bromwich Albion
March 7, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Tottenham Hotspur FC 4 - 1 Crystal Palace FC
March 3, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Crystal Palace FC 0 - 0 Manchester United FC
Last 5 games for West Bromwich Albion
April 12, 2021 Premier League 20/21 West Bromwich Albion 3 - 0 Southampton FC
April 3, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Chelsea FC 2 - 5 West Bromwich Albion
March 13, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Crystal Palace FC 1 - 0 West Bromwich Albion
March 7, 2021 Premier League 20/21 West Bromwich Albion 0 - 0 Newcastle United FC
March 4, 2021 Premier League 20/21 West Bromwich Albion 0 - 1 Everton FC
Crystal Palace FC vs West Bromwich Albion Premier League 20/21 form
Crystal Palace FC West Bromwich Albion
31 Matches played 31
10 Matches won 5
255 Goal attempts 252
100 Shots on goal 88
86 Shots off goal 107
114 Corner kicks 109
41% Average ball possession 38%
69 Shots blocked 57
43 Cards given 44
399 Free kicks 393
52 Offsides 63
4 Shots on post 1
4 Shots on bar 2
24 Goals by foot 23
7 Goals by head 4
33 Goals scored 28
52 Goals conceded 59
Crystal Palace FC vs West Bromwich Albion statistics for most recent head to head matches
Crystal Palace FC West Bromwich Albion
39 Matches 39
19 Home Matches 20
20 Away Matches 19
45 Total Goals 37
1.15 Average Goals Scored 0.95
16 Wins 12
12 Losses 16
11 Draws 11
Last 5 games & match results between Crystal Palace FC and West Bromwich Albion
March 13, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Crystal Palace FC 1 - 0 West Bromwich Albion
December 6, 2020 Premier League 20/21 West Bromwich Albion 1 - 5 Crystal Palace FC
September 25, 2018 EFL Cup 18/19 West Bromwich Albion 0 - 3 Crystal Palace FC
May 13, 2018 Premier League 17/18 Crystal Palace FC 2 - 0 West Bromwich Albion
December 2, 2017 Premier League 17/18 West Bromwich Albion 0 - 0 Crystal Palace FC


 

Crystal Palace vs West Brom: Match preview

“…But the statistical curiosities around Palace’s Monday victory form a contrast with a rather more familiar sight. The victors now have 32 points. As usual under Hodgson, they are set to secure survival, and with something to spare. His formula of a low share of possession, a deep defence and quick counter-attacking tends to produce around 45 points, usually including at least one memorable win over one of the elite. Palace’s defence has been leakier than usual, but otherwise this is another of their Groundhog seasons: Wilfried Zaha wants to leave, doesn’t go and provides the entertainment to accompany Hodgson’s pragmatism. Palace don’t bother with a cup run, most of their squad get a year older and nothing else changes. Press repeat; copy and paste for another year of lucrative lower mid-table stability.”

That was an excerpt from an insightful piece by FourFourTwo tackling what the next step for Crystal Palace should be; trying something new. The piece makes mention of the credible service that aging manager Roy Hodgson has given them, but by comparison for a league that progresses on a yearly basis as the Premier League does, it is also not enough. If you plan for safety properly, more often than not you can achieve it if you make sure your decisions are spot on, but there is little wiggle room in either direction. If the decisions are off, you likely face relegation, while if the decisions are spot on, there is little to expand upon to make an unexpected run. Examples like Sheffield United last season are the exception to the rule.

There is a similar discussion surrounding Sheffield United only trying to build a platform around survival rather than progression, and much of the same can probably be said about Newcastle United as well. But Palace has at least presided over some very good under-the-radar transfer business not just in the past few seasons but historically as well. There is obviously the deal for Wilfried Zaha himself back in 2014 for just £4million, but moves for Yohan Cabaye, Jairo Riedewald, Alexander Sörloth, Max Meyer, Eberechi Eze, and Jean-Philippe Mateta also speak to Palace’s ability to go after players that they can be more progressive with. The issue has come down to two main issues; who the manager is, and the number of deals they have targeted that were downright poor or no more than average at best.

Still and yet, this season has probably given the most irrefutable evidence possible that supports the notion that this club could be a much better version of itself if it simply stops standing in its own way. Hodgson has certainly done well giving them Premier League solidarity and guaranteed top-flight play year on year since 2017, but that won’t keep players like Zaha and Eze. With Zaha wanting to leave every season, and Eze quickly outgrowing his surroundings less than a year since his arrival, who they appoint on the touchline next could well and truly define the direction of the club.

Crystal Palace vs West Brom betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 19: Wilfried Zaha of Crystal Palace scores a penalty for his team’s second goal during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Crystal Palace at Old Trafford on September 19, 2020 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Martin Rickett – Pool/Getty Images)

West Brom may have to say goodbye to the Premier League for a while

It has gone from bad to worse for West Bromwich Albion during the 2020-21 Premier League season, with little reprieve along the way for Sam Allardyce’s men. With just three wins all term, Sheffield United the only side to score fewer goals, and the worst defensive record in the league, there is little to suggest that the Baggies can avoid the drop this season. Or that they deserve to even with the world’s largest stroke of luck.

No one wants to wish the drop on anyone unless they are your biggest rival. Despite the existence of support structures like parachute payments, there are so many examples to choose from when it comes to clubs that fall away from the top flight of English football and struggle mightily to return. Charlton, Bradford, Coventry, Portsmouth, Sheffield Wednesday, and Nottingham Forest are just a handful of historic clubs in England that have fallen out the top rung of English football and have yet to return to it. Having a plan for the inevitable when faced with relegation is vital, and at the current moment, it’s hard to look at West Brom and necessarily know how they would handle what is quickly becoming a reality that will be hard to avoid.

Something has to change at the Hawthorns, and the reality is that relegation may have to be the catalyst to invite that change.  There is no question that Sam Allardyce cannot be viewed as the long-term managerial solution for the Baggies, who have failed to improve under his watch despite his lengthy CV. To make matters worse, the club has announced that there will be a ring of massive pay cuts hitting the first-team squad should they fail to avoid the drop to the Championship. Already, players like Matheus Pereira will almost certainly be out the door, while completing a full-deal for Chelsea’s Conor Gallagher would likely hit a snag if the England U-21 international views other opportunities with greater favour.

West Brom needs to be more forward-thinking and try to attract a manager who maintains footballing principles commensurate with how the game should be played if you look for progression both on and off the pitch. Brentford is a good example of this, as is a club like Norwich; two sides who could be swapping places with the Baggies come next term if the current trajectory is held. But recruitment also must be better, though the types of players that are purchased – on average – are a reflection of the man on the touchline. Deals for players like Pereira are exactly what the club needs to put more faith in, or shrewd loan signings for the likes of the aforementioned Gallagher, and Arsenal’s Ainsley Maitland-Niles. Those signings mean little if the football on offer does not match the level of play said players are capable of producing. Everything needs to be operating in unison, so it may not be much of a shock to see West Brom where they currently are. But if they want to avoid what others have failed to do before them, change is needed in a big way.

Crystal Palace vs West Brom betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

WEST BROMWICH, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 22: Matheus Pereira of West Bromwich Albion runs with the ball during the Sky Bet Championship match between West Bromwich Albion and Barnsley at The Hawthorns on October 22, 2019 in West Bromwich, England. (Photo by Malcolm Couzens/Getty Images)


 

Crystal Palace team news vs West Brom

Roy Hodgson will still have to contend with no less than eight unavailable players when Crystal Palace host West Brom, sapping him of valuable depth in some areas.

Mamadou Sakho, James McCarthy, James Tompkins, James McArthur, Nathan Ferguson, Wayne Hennessey, and Tyrick Mitchell will all miss out.

Nathaniel Clyne is also likely out, slated to return after the upcoming international break.

West Brom team news vs Crystal Palace

Sam Allardyce has just the one listed doubt to concern himself with. Other than Kieran Gibbs potentially missing out, he has a fully fit squad to select from.


 

Predicted Crystal Palace line-up vs West Brom

Crystal Palace vs West Brom betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

 

Predicted West Brom line-up vs Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace vs West Brom betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

Crystal Palace vs West Brom – Official video

 

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This article was edited by Benjamin Newman.

Crystal Palace vs West Brom betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

What time is kick off between Crystal Palace vs West Brom?
15:00, Saturday 13 March 2021
What is the prediction for Crystal Palace vs West Brom?
Crystal Palace 0-0 West Brom
What are the Crystal Palace vs West Brom betting odds?
Crystal Palace 23/20, Draw 11/5, West Brom 13/5