FootyMAD's West Bromwich Albion match preview

Last updated : 11 March 2008 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 Wednesday evening, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Eagles will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them ending up on the losing side in more than half of the games played between the two.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in March 2007, with Crystal Palace inflicting a narrow 2 - 3 defeat upon the The Baggies in a Championship match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Sat 01 DecCrystal Palace1 - 1West Brom.CHMP
2006/2007Wed 14 MarWest Brom.2 - 3Crystal PalaceCHMP
2006/2007Tue 17 OctCrystal Palace0 - 2West Brom.CHMP
2004/2005Tue 01 FebWest Brom.2 - 2Crystal PalacePREM
2004/2005Sat 23 OctCrystal Palace3 - 0West Brom.PREM
2003/2004Sat 27 MarWest Brom.2 - 0Crystal PalaceCHMP
2003/2004Sat 20 SepCrystal Palace2 - 2West Brom.CHMP

Recent respective form guides

West Bromwich Albion have collected 2 wins and 3 draws from their last six home matches. A total of 11 goals have been scored by the The Baggies in those games, with 8 conceded.

Crystal Palace have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. Only 5 goals have been registered in this time, with 6 leaked at the wrong end.

West Brom. are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 61 points from 35 games. Crystal Palace's 53 points from 37 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
West Brom.641115313
Crystal Palace6222458

FootyMad's prediction ...

Crystal Palace have an average recent record on the road, and this could be the reason why West Brom. may poach a narrow victory, according to the Madmen. Home win

Sequence statistics:
West Brom. Won their latest 3 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 5 .
Crystal Palace 4 games since last defeat.