Premier League: Crystal Palace host West Brom & Stoke face Southampton
Crystal Palace v West Bromwich Albion
Alan Pardew has worked wonders with Crystal Palace since taking over as manager, and the Eagles have soared. They could fly into the top half of the Premier League, as high as ninth if they beat West Bromwich Albion and other results go their way.
The south London side are odds-on at 10/11 with Coral for victory, and have won five Premier League matches out of their last six, including four on the spin.
Veteran striker Glenn Murray has been in sensational form recently with three in the club’s last three matches, which includes a strike in the victory over Manchester City, and is 5/1 to break the deadlock.
Yannick Bolasie, meanwhile, hit a hat-trick in the 4-1 win over Sunderland last time out, and is a great shout at 2/1 to strike anytime.
The Baggies have lost three on the bounce and their hopes of getting anything at Selhurst Park are slim. The last time they won was against Stoke at the Hawthorns when Brown Ideye (2/1 anytime) scored the only goal.
Stoke v Southampton
Saints (13/10 to win) will spy an opportunity to challenge for a top four place, with Man City’s form deteriorating, and they begin their quest with the run-in away at the Britannia, where they won in the Capital One Cup earlier in the season, with Graziano Pelle getting the only goal.
To refresh your memories, it was somewhat of a stunner:
The Italian striker is 7/4 in the anytime market, and his return to form couldn’t be anymore timely after scoring the Saints’ second goal in the 2-0 win over Hull City last time out. James Ward-Prowse, who was also on target from the penalty spot, is a 5/1 chance in the same market.
For the Potters, they are in danger of losing themselves in mid-table obscurity, having not won in five fixtures. Their draw against West Ham last time out put an end to four defeats in a row as Marko Arnautovic grabbed an equaliser. The Austrian is 7/2 in the anytime market.