Crystal Palace v West Brom Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
May 08, 2018
Selhurst Park - Premier League
West Brom head to Crystal Palace for the final day, needing a win to stand any chance of remaining in the Premier League for 2018-19.
These two sides played out a 0-0 draw at The Hawthorns earlier this season, but West Brom did win 1-0 at Selhurst Park last season, with Salomon Rondon scoring the winner.
Crystal Palace are set to be without defender Joel Ward for this game as he recovers from an ankle injury, other than that they have no fresh injury worries ahead of this game, with Scott Dann, Connor Wickham, Bakary Sako and Jason Puncheon all set to be out until the new season.
West Brom also have no new absentees, with midfield pair Gareth Barry and James Morrison both still sidelined for The Baggies.
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Palace are already safe, and their end of season run of form which has them unbeaten in their last five games, sees them potentially cracking into the top ten if they can get a positive result here.
The case for West Brom is far clearer, they need to win to stand any chance of survival from relegation. The Baggies have turned things around in dramatic style under Darren Moore, also unbeaten in their last five games.
The concern for them is it too late, with results for Southampton and Swansea still needing to go their way to avoid the drop, despite Moore's best efforts.
With so much at stake for the visitors, an away win looks to be a good option in this one - priced at 15/4 - whether that is enough to keep them in the Premier League remains to be decided.
Solidity has been theme of Moore's caretaker tenure at the club, and the three games they have won under the club legend, have all been via 1-0 victories.
With that in mind, this tie is unlikely to be a goal fest, with West Brom just needing a win, and an under 2.5 total goals scored bet comes in at 19/20.
West Brom to win 1-0 at 14/1
If West Brom do survive it will be a miracle, but given their performances in recent weeks you would find it difficult to bet against them in this one. Three points are needed if they are to make a fist of survival, and Moore will have his players fired up for this clash.
Salomon Rondon to score first at 6/1
The Venezuelan international scored the winner at Selhurst Park last season, and he is joint top scorer this season with Jay Rodriguez. He has netted three goals in his last eight games, and his speed and physicality will be a concern for a under strength Palace defence.