Alan Irvine came out of the managerial wilderness to take the Baggies hotseat this summer, having been coaching at Everton after leaving Sheffield Wednesday in 2011.
The Scot has made a solid start to his first role as a top-flight number one, guiding Albion to nine points from their opening eight games of the season.
Former Eagles boss Neil Warnock was the surprise candidate chosen as the Welshman's successor and went four games unbeaten at the start of his second coming, before two consecutive defeats.
His complaints related to the dismissal of Damien Delaney, who will miss the trip to Albion through suspension. With Scott Dann still injured, Adrian Mariappa will come in alongside Brede Hangeland in defence.
James McArthur is also unavailable and so Adlene Guedioura could make his first start of the season in midfield. Frazier Campbell has three goals in seven starts and will keep Marouane Chamakh and Dwight Gayle on the bench.
Irvine will restore Ben Foster in goal after the England international missed the match with his former club, in which attacking pair Stephane Sessegnon and Saido Berahino were both on the scoresheet.
Berahino is the leading English goalscorer in the Premier League with six goals and his form has reportedly attracted attention from Spurs, but his manager has insisted that the Baggies are ready to fight off January interest.
West Brom: DLWWWL
Possible starting lineups
West Brom: Foster; Wisdom, Dawson, Lescott, Pocognoli; Dorrans, Gardner, Morrison, Brunt; Sessegnon; Berahino
Palace: Speroni; Kelly, Mariappa, Hangeland, Ward; Guedioura, Jedinak, Ledley; Bolasie, Puncheon, Campbell
Sports Mole says: 0-0