Crystal Palace have a major doubt over Christian Benteke for the game which could secure Albion's Premier League survival.

The Seagulls need their arch rivals to avoid defeat at Cardiff on Saturday night (5.30pm).

Victory for Palace would make Albion's safety certain, a draw would effectively still condemn Cardiff to the drop due to their far inferior goal difference.

Benteke scored his only goal in a year in Palace's last away match when they won at Arsenal, Albion's hosts on Sunday.

The former Liverpool and Aston Villa striker suffered a knock in the 0-0 home draw with Everton.

Manager Roy Hodgson said: "Unfortunately Christian Benteke took a nasty blow to the head 10 or 15 minutes before the end of the game with (Everton's) Michael Keane so he's suffering from that blow.

"We'll see how it goes but he's very unlikely for Saturday. He's damaged his cheekbone which has needed treatment that has kept him out of training this week."

Hodgson's side are second only to Manchester City in terms of points on the road this calendar year.

He said: "We are expecting a very motivated Cardiff side. We are going to have to deal with that - we have a desire to win the game."