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MATCH PREVIEW: Albion v Crystal Palace

4 March 2017

Everything you need to know ahead of Saturday's clash

ALBION's Premier League season continues on Saturday as they look to make it eight Premier League wins out of nine at The Hawthorns against Crystal Palace (ko 3pm).

The opposition

Sam Allardyce's men briefly moved out of the bottom three last weekend after a vital 1-0 win over Middlesbrough at Selhurst Park. But Leicester City's triumph over Liverpool on Monday night put the Eagles right back in the danger zone. The former England manager will be hoping for another positive result for his side against the Baggies at The Hawthorns.

Last time out

Salomon Rondon was the hero on the opening day of the 2016/17 Premier League season as his header gave Albion the perfect start to the campaign at Selhurst Park.

Rondon wheels away after his winner at Palace in August

Team news

Craig Dawson has recovered after coming off injured in the win over Bournemouth, whilst Matt Phillips will face a late fitness test ahead of the clash with the Eagles.

Connor Wickham and Pape Souare are both long-term absentees for the visitors.

Stats

Albion have won seven of their last eight Premier League games at The Hawthorns. In that phenomenal run Tony Pulis' side have picked up 21 points and scored 18 goals.

Baggies fans know Palace striker Christian Benteke all too well. The Belgian has netted three times against Albion in his career and is his side's leading scorer with nine goals this season.

From the archive

Darren Moore and Lloyd Dyer were on target in the final ten minutes as Albion beat Crystal Palace 2-0 at The Hawthorns in March 2004 to move eight points clear in the race for automatic promotion.


Head to head

Albion's record against Palace makes happy reading for Baggies fans (W24, D14, L16).

Ticket news

Seats are now on general sale and are priced at £25 adults, £20 seniors, £15 students/22 & under and £10 under-17s.



Tickets can be purchased from the East Stand Ticket Office, by calling 0121 227 2227 or online (click here).

Follow the game

The game will kick off at 3pm with comprehensive coverage available across all of the Club's social media channels.

Twitter - @WBA
Facebook - West Bromwich Albion
Snapchat - wbafc_official
Instagram - wba

You can also listen to live commentary on Albion Player with Dave Bowler and Gez Mulholland talking you through the action.


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