One out of the seven matches scheduled for the opening day of the English Premier League 2016-2017 season, is the match between Crystal Palace and West Bromwich Albion. The match which takes place on August 13, 2016, will take place at the Selhurst Park and is scheduled for a 4 pm start.
Crystal Palace who is sponsored by the Mansion Group, owners of mansioncasino.com one of the biggest online casino websites in the world, will be looking to avenge their loss against West Brom on Feb 27, 2016. This was an exciting match between two teams that were pretty evenly matched and ended up with a final score of 3-2 in favor of West Brom.
While the matches between the two sides during the last five occasions have not always been very entertaining, they have been competitive with West Brom winning 2 out of those five encounters and Crystal Palace winning just 1. The other two matches ended up in a draw and Crystal Palace will be looking to start the new season with a win and proving that they are now better than West Brom.
Crystal Palace suffered a blow earlier this month when it came to light that striker Frazier Campbell will most likely be out of action for the rest of the month. Campbell suffered a hamstring injury towards the end of July during a match against AFC Wimbledon. Alan Pardew, manager of Crystal Palace will be a worried man as there are also reports of injuries to a number of other players including James Tomkins who was recently signed for £12 million and Bakary Sako who plays as a winger is also doubtful for the West Brom game due to a groin injury.
The injuries will most likely force Crystal Palace to field a weaker team for the opening game and West Brom will be looking to take advantage and start the season with a win.