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Albion v Crystal Palace match preview

25 September 2018

ALBION return to Carabao Cup action with a Round Three clash against Crystal Palace on Tuesday evening.

The opposition

Palace arrive at The Hawthorns with an impressive record on the road, winning three of their four away games in all competitions. Albion welcome Roy Hodgson back to his old stomping ground, with our former gaffer steering the Eagles to 11th place in the Premier League after seven points from six games this season.

Last time out

The Baggies took to the field in the final game of the 2017/18 season - their first since relegation to the Championship was confirmed. After a run of five games undefeated, Darren Moore's men were beaten 2-0 at Selhurst Park after goals from Wilfried Zaha and Patrick van Aanholt.

Stats

  • Albion have won six consecutive home games in all competitions. Victory over Palace would equal their best run since 2010 (7).
  • The Baggies have found the net in all but one of their fixtures this season.
  • Dwight Gayle has scored five goals in as many outings at The Hawthorns during his time at the Baggies. He even netted for Palace in a 2014 FA Cup tie.

From the archive

Here's our most recent home triumph over Crystal Palace...

Craig Gardner, Craig Dawson and Saido Berahino fired us to a Premier League victory back in 2016.

Head to head

The overall head-to-head record sees Albion come out on top.

Since the first meeting with Palace - a 3-1 victory in 1969 - the Baggies' record stands at W24, D15, L19.

Man in the middle

The referee for Tuesday's game is Peter Bankes. Paul Hodgkinson and Mark Dwyer will be his assistants, with Stephen Martin as fourth official.

Bankes has already dished out 44 yellow cards - and one red - in nine games this season.

Ticket news

Seats for the 8pm clash are on general sale.

Tickets are priced £10 for adults, seniors, under-23s and students, and just £5 for under-18s and £3 for under-11s.

From noon on Tuesday prices will increase to £15 for adults, seniors, under-23s and students, and £10 for under-18s and £5 for under-11s.

Tickets can be purchased from the Club's Ticket Office until 6.30pm. After 6.30pm tickets must be purchased from kiosks located inside the Astle Gates on the East Stand Car Park. Ticket kiosks now accept card and cash payments.

Follow the game

Comprehensive coverage of the clash with Crystal Palace is available in our Match Centre, where you can listen to live commentary on WBA Radio or follow our live text feed.

WBA Radio is the only service that allows Baggies fans around the world - from Smethwick to the Sahara - access to uninterrupted live commentaries from every one of our competitive games. iFollow subscribers can join Sean Watts and Dave Bowler for Baggies-biased live commentary on Tuesday evening.

You'll also be able to find score updates on the club's social media channels.

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