West Brom vs Crystal Palace
English League Cup
Date: Tuesday, 25 September 2018
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: The Hawthorns (West Bromwich).
The Glaziers started the League Cup campaign with a 0-1 victory over the recently-relegated side Swansea City in late-August. They thus booked a third round tie against the same sort of opposition as they are set to play West Brom who are looking to make it a one-year loan in the Championship after suffering the EPL relegation last time around.
Nonetheless, the Baggies will be a much tougher rival to deal with for Crystal Palace. The hosts have been on a fabulous run of form lately with four wins and a draw in last five matches in all competitions. They actually won seven of last nine and climbed up to the third place in the Championship ladder with a 2-0 victory over Millwall on Saturday afternoon at The Hawthorns. Darren Moore’s men are now only a single point shy of Leeds United and Middlesbrough at the very top of the standings.
West Brom vs Crystal Palace: Head-to-head
Crystal Palace dominated this match-up in most recent years.
The Glaziers won three and drew one of last four encounters with the Baggies.
WBA actually did not score a single goal in last four encounters with Palace.
Just one of last eight H2H meetings saw goals at both ends.
West Brom vs Crystal Palace: Prediction
West Brom are thriving in the final third this season. They made The Hawthorns a fortress winning six on the spin there across competitions. They notched two or more goals in all of affairs during the thread.
Maintaining such record will be quite a challenge for Darren Moore’s impressive attacking line given the visitors kept clean sheets in three of last four matches in all competitions. They bounced back from a disappointing 0-2 loss to Southampton at Selhurst Park by picking up four points from following two games with Huddersfield Town and Newcastle United.
Nonetheless, we can’t see Roy Hodgson’s men favourites against a very strong and red-hot WBA side, meaning the hosts not to lose is the best of betting options, set at the 1.55 odds. We’ll alternatively back West Brom to qualify at 1.95.
West Brom vs Crystal Palace: Bet Tips
West Brom or Draw @ 1.55 (11/20)
West Brom to qualify @ 1.95 (19/20).