West Brom vs Crystal Palace
|Date & Time||Saturday April 18, 2015, 11:00 AM (EDT)|
The Line: Crystal Palace 19/20 Draw 5/2 West Brom 7/2
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Crystal Palace take on West Brom on Saturday with the teams in very different runs of form. Palace have won four in a row and are one of the best teams in the league right now while West Brom come into this game havign lost four of their last five and really struggling. While Crystal Palace are definitely safe West Brom will need to pick up a few more points and they will want to avoid getting dragged into a relegation battle. Tony Pulis has said this week that his time at Crystal Palace was his best work as a manager and he wasnt sure if he could replicate what he did last season again. Pulis will be looking to Berahino to lead the way for the baggies and the England striker needs to step up to the plate with his team really struggling at the moment. West Brom face a really tough task though against a very good Crystal Palace defence.
When Alan Pardew took over Crystal Palace they were favourites for relegation, sitting in 11th now and the Eagles are flying high. Pardew has really turned this team around and the belief in the side is evident. Bolasie and Murray have been immense for Palace and with Zaha and Puncheon also playing to a high level this Palace side have alot of attacking talent. Selhurst Park has not been a fortress with Palace losing three of their last six home games but they have turned things around recently winning their last two home games including a 2-1 victory over Manchester City.
Really hard to take anything but Crystal Palace here and at 19/20 they look a really good bet. I am taking Palace and will spread a little on Palace -1 as well as they have been in very good form and face an out of sorts West Brom.