FootyMAD's West Bromwich Albion match preview

Last updated : 31 January 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the West Bromwich Albion v Crystal Palace fixture

Crystal Palace face a trip to West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns on Tuesday evening, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Eagles will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 11 and win only 4 of the 18 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in March 2004, with West Brom. running out comfortable 2 - 0 winners in a League Division One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Sat 23 OctCrystal Palace3 - 0West Brom.PREM
2003/2004Sat 27 MarWest Brom.2 - 0Crystal PalaceCHMP
2003/2004Sat 20 SepCrystal Palace2 - 2West Brom.CHMP
2001/2002Sun 21 AprWest Brom.2 - 0Crystal PalaceCHMP
2001/2002Wed 31 OctCrystal Palace0 - 1West Brom.CHMP
2000/2001Sat 03 FebCrystal Palace2 - 2West Brom.CHMP
2000/2001Sun 03 SepWest Brom.1 - 0Crystal PalaceCHMP

Recent respective form guides

West Bromwich Albion's poor home run has seen them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. Baggies have conceded a disappointing 10 goals in this period, and managed to convert only 3 of their own chances.

The away form of Crystal Palace is pretty dire, managing a paltry 2 draws from the last six matches. While the Eagles have hit 8 goals, 16 have hit the back of the wrong net.

West Brom. find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 24 games have yielded only 16 points. Crystal Palace are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 21 points from 24 matches.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
West Brom.6231639
Crystal Palace6213997

FootyMad's prediction ...

FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Baggies, as the Eagles have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics:
West Brom. Unbeaten in the last 3 home games.
Crystal Palace Lost each of the previous 3 away matches.
Not won in previous 8 away matches.
Last drawn game 6 outings ago.