Crystal Palace Vs West Brom Betting Tip: WBA or Draw – 13 March 2021

Baggies revival to gather momentum in South London

England Crystal Palace Vs West Brom England

Saturday 13th March 2021 – 15:00 (Sky Sports)
English Premier League
Pick: West Brom or Draw
Odds: 8/11
Bookmaker: Betway
(All betting odds correct at time of writing: 10th March 2021)

Preview: A trip to Selhurst Park, where they have won two of their previous four visits in the Premier League, represents an excellent opportunity for West Brom to continue their mini-resurgence at the expense of a Crystal Palace team currently three games without a win on home soil.

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Crystal Palace – Zaha to lift Eagles from their mid-season slumber?

No team in England’s top-flight are creating goalscoring chances less frequently than Crystal Palace (W9 D7 L12), whose rate of one every 12 minutes is only comparable with that of Burnley (10.2) and West Brom (11.4). However, their conversation rate – the percentage of these chances which find the net – ranks seventh-best at 12.6%, explaining how they are keeping their heads above water in 13th.

The Eagles are eight points clear of the bottom-three coming into this weekend, picking up five points from the last twelve available to open up some breathing space. This despite a heavy defeat last time when losing 4-1 away to Tottenham. Christian Benteke with their only goal of the game, coming from their only effort on target, as the Belgian scored with a powerful header to take his personal tally for the season to five.

Wilfried Zaha was introduced at half-time and very nearly got on the scoresheet as well, only to see a long-range attempt rattle the woodwork. The Ivorian remains their top scorer in the league this season, with nine, despite not being seen in over a month with Palace winning only once (W1 D2 L2) in his absence. Manager Roy Hodgson will hope the return of the team’s talisman can reignite his stale attack.


West Brom To Keep Clean Sheet



West Brom – Big Sam finally getting to grips with task at hand?

As we already eluded to in the above preview, only Saturday’s opponents Crystal Palace are creating fewer chances in the Premier League this season than West Brom (W3 D9 L16). The important difference being that the Baggies are a lot less clinical, scoring from just 7.2% of their openings. That a figure better than only three sides – Fulham, Brighton and Sheffield United, all of whom are currently no higher than 17th.

So it is patently obvious which area of the pitch Sam Allardyce requires urgent improvement in if he is to keep the club in the top-flight. And yet, across the last six gameweeks, no player has found themselves on the end of more big chances (8) than forward Mbaye Diagne, whose solitary goal in seven appearances since joining in the January window was the equaliser in the 1-1 draw at home to Man Utd.

Should Diagne suddenly start putting these chances away, West Brom may start to turn some encouraging displays into wins. In their last five league games they have lost only to Everton (0-1), conceded twice, kept three clean sheets, but found the back of net on just two occasions. Admittedly, four were away from home, while a run of three successive away defeats preceded their recent goalless draw at Burnley.

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Crystal Palace Vs West Brom Betting Advice

The games are running out for West Brom, who go to in-form Chelsea straight after this fixture, in their desperate bid to stave off relegation. Eight points adrift of safety, Sam Allardyce’s team go to Selhurst Park where the Baggies possess a reasonable record, having won on two of their previous four Premier League visits (2), keen to extend an encouraging spell of form which has seen them lose one game in five (W1 D3 L1).


Crystal Palace Vs West Brom – Key Facts:

  • Between them, these sides have managed as many clean sheets as goals (5) when combining their efforts across each team’s last six respective league fixtures.
  • Palace are without a goal at home in three successive matches (D2 L1), while West Brom failed to score in each of their past two away from home (D1 L1).
  • Only one team has scored in all four previous head-to-head meetings at Selhurst Park, with both teams sharing two wins apiece but Palace triumphing more recently (2-0 in May 2018).


Palace are comfortable for the time being. Unfortunately, they are playing like a team that knows this, losing one match in four (W1 D2 L1) but labouring in attack, mustering three shots on target and one goal scored in their last three games. The return of Wilfried Zaha could be significant, however, I am more keen to get an improving, more defensively solid Baggies outfit on side for what is a bigger fixture for them than it is the hosts.

Best Betting Odds – Crystal Palace Vs West Brom

Crystal Palace – 11/10 (Betfair)
Draw – 23/10 (Bet365)
West Brom – 14/5 (Unibet)