Westbromwich Albion vs Crystal Palace 10/25/2014 English Premier League Preview
Crystal Palace vs Westbromwich Albion
Saturday 25th October 2014 15:00(GMT)
The Line: West Brom 1/1 Draw 13/5 Crystal Palace 7/2 See the Latest Odds
TV: Setanta Sports; Premier League Extra time; NBC Sports
Monday night football say the Hawthorns host another terrific match between Manchester United and West Bromwich Albion, the Albion led twice only to be hauled back by the Red Devils. Stephan Sessegnon's ridiculously good strike gave the home side the deserved lead and the young English striker Berahino made it 2-1 after a mistake from the United rear guard. Unfortunately for the baggies they could not hold onto the lead and that was not for the first time this season. Manager Irvine knows his side must defend better or they could easily fall down the league table and end up in a relegation battle. Berahino has been the main man this season and the England U21 star has six goals in eight games this year, over half of Albion's total goals this season.
Neil Warnock had some choice words about the ref last weekend and to be fair to the Crystal Palace manager I wouldnt disagree with what he said. However Palace lost the game due to their inability to deal with Chelsea's better movement up front. There is no shame in that, Chelsea are the runaway leader for a reason. Crystal Palace will be looking to pick points up though against West Brom on Saturday as they try to stabilise the ship and move back up above the mid table mediocrity. Palace have their own problems scoring goals though and will need to find a stable front partnership if they are to survive in this league. Doyle, Campbell, Chamakh, Gayle and Zaha are all vying for two spots and Warnock must find a way to get his best team on the pitch every week.
Ian Hodgson, Daily Mail
At evens I really like West Brom here, this is definitely going to be a tight game but I have seen enough from West Brom in their last four to suggest that they can move up the table rather than down and in Berahino they have a genuine match winner. This is what seperates the two teams in my opinion and that is why I am taking West Brom to get the win. Follow me on twitter@antonpippo