Crystal Palace v West Brom – History and Statistics

Albion are on a five match winless streak against Crystal Palace, six if you include the Premier League Asia Trophy game in the summer of 2017, but I choose not to! Their last win over the Eagles came at Selhurst Park in August 2016 when Salomón Rondón (pictured) scored the only goal of the game.

More recently, of course, Selhurst Park was the venue for Albion’s last game of their last Premier League season in May 2018. Had Albion needed something to stay up, it may have been a very different game, but as it was Roy Hodgson’s team won comfortably with goals from Wilfried Zaha and Patrick van Aaholt.

The Baggies have never won by more than two goals away to Crystal Palace. There have been a number of 2-0 wins including April 2015 when one of the many Pardew v Pulis games went the Welshman’s way thanks to goals early in each half from James Morrison and Craig Gardner.

The Throstles best win at Palace is 3-1, something they have managed twice. The most recent of those was in December 1981 when Ronnie Allen’s side visited for a Fourth Round League Cup Tie. Derek Monaghan opened the scoring for Albion just before the half hour and Cyrille Regis made it 2-0 before half time. Tommy Langley pulled one back for the hosts ten minutes into the second half, but Regis added his second to confirm Albion’s passage to the quarter final. Albion would beat Aston Villa in that game but lost in the two-legged semi-final to Tottenham Hotspur.

The Baggies other 3-1 win at Selhurst Park was in the first ever meeting between the sides in September 1969. Goals from Danny Heagan, Bobby Hope and Jeff Astle put Albion 3-0 up before Cliff Jackson pulled one back for Palace late on. It was the Eagles’ first ever season in the top flight and they just about managed to stay up, finishing third bottom by a single point in the days when only two teams went down. Palace ended up being relegated, along with Albion, in 1973.

The Eagles’ biggest home win over the Baggies came in a Division Two fixture in September 1987. Steve Coppell was in charge at Selhurst Park and was building a side that would win promotion to the top flight the following campaign and get to the FA Cup final a couple of years later. Their famous front two both got on the scoresheet on this particular day with Mark Bright grabbing a brace and Ian Wright scoring Palace’s fourth. Neil Redfearn also scored for the hosts while Bobby Williamson grabbed a late consolation for Ron Atkinson’s side to make the final score 4-1. Albion’s task hadn’t been helped by a red card for Tony Morley.

Stat Attack

Current Form

Albion L D D W L D
Crystal Palace L L W D D L

All competitions; most recent game on the right

Last matches

Last meeting

6 Dec 2020 – Premier League
West Brom 1 (Gallagher)
Crystal Palace 5 (Furlong (o.g.), Zaha (2), Benteke (2))

Last meeting at Crystal Palace

13 May 2018 – Premier League
Crystal Palace 2 (Zaha, van Aanholt)
West Brom 0

Last win

13 Aug 2016 – Premier League
Crystal Palace 0
West Brom 1 (Rondón)

Albion’s Record against Crystal Palace

  Overall   Away
  P W D L F A   P W D L F A
League 55 22 15 18 69 71   27 9 8 10 28 32
FA Cup 1 0 0 1 0 2   0 0 0 0 0 0
League Cup 2 1 0 1 3 4   1 1 0 0 3 1
Other 1 1 0 0 2 1   0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 59 24 15 20 74 78   28 10 8 10 31 33
  Premier League Record
  Pld W D L F A Pts
Home 7 2 3 2 10 13 9
Away 6 2 0 4 4 10 6
Total 13 4 3 6 14 23 15

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