Our prediction for this EFL Cup match:
West Bromwich Albion and Crystal Palace face each other at the Hawthorns in what is expected to be one of the most entertaining games of Tuesday’s program in the EFL Cup. The Baggies have been scoring goals for fun in the Championship this season and it is more than obvious that they are determined to secure a quick return to the English elite division. WBA are likely to stick to their attacking style of play against Crystal Palace and seeing that the Eagles coach Roy Hodgson is likely to mix the squad this time out, we are tempted to put our money on the Championship side. Crystal Palace recorded a 2-0 win over WBA when the two teams met in the Premier League last season, meaning that the Baggies are hungry for revenge. It has to be noted that under 2.5 goals were scored in each of their last five meetings in all competitions.
Highlighted Player (Sam Johnstone):
Sam Johnstone is an English goalkeeper who plays for West Bromwich Albion in the Championship. Sam Johnstone was born in Preston on March 25, 1993, but he began his youth career at Manchester United. However, despite being a Manchester United player, Johnstone did not see any game action with the Red Devils at senior level.
After spending seven years on loan at Oldam Athletic, Scunthorpe United, Walsall, Yeovil Town, Doncaster Rovers, Preston and Aston Villa, Sam Johnstone signed a four-year contract with West Bromwich Albion for a fee of around £6.5 million. The 193-cm tall shot-stopper wears No. 1 jersey and he has already established himself as a first-team regular at the Hawthorns outfit.
Sam Johnstone represented England at youth level, playing for England U16, U17, U19 and U20 teams, but he has yet to make his debut with the senior team. Sam Johnstone’s preferred foot is right and his contract with West Bromwich Albion should expire on June 30, 2022.
Highlighted Team (Crystal Palace):
Crystal Palace Football Club is an English football club which was founded in 1905. The original headquarters of Crystal Palace was based in Sydenham. After being forced to move in 1915 the club settled in Selhurst Park which currently holds a capacity of 27 000 seats. The club Crystal Palace was named after a building which was placed on the Sydenham.
The club colors of Crystal Palace are blue and red. The supporters of Crystal Palace call their team the Eagles or the Glaziers. Crystal Palace is one of the many clubs from London. Crystal Palace never managed to win any trophy in any English football division. The best performance of Crystal Palace was in 2014/2015 where the club managed to end 10th in the Premier League.