Saturday, February 27, 2021

Prediction: Crystal Palace vs West Ham United

Prediction: West Ham United to win 1-0

Best Odds: 13/2

Bookmaker: Betfair

Crystal Palace and West Ham United will face each other in the Premier League this week. The London derby will kick off at 6pm UK time on Tuesday and promises to be an exciting game of football.

Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace will head into the match against West Ham on the back of a 4-0 defeat to Manchester City away from home at the Etihad Stadium in the Premier League. That followed a goalless draw with Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium and a 1-0 defeat to Wolverhampton Wanderers in the FA Cup.

Roy Hodgson’s side are 13th in the Premier League table at the moment with 23 points from 19 matches. The Eagles are 11 points above the bottom three and are unlikely to get dragged into a relegation dogfight.

Team News:

Jean-Philippe Mateta will not feature for Palace, as the forward is still waiting for work permit. James Tomkins is injured and will miss the match, but Wilfried Zaha and Cheikhou Kouyate are back.

West Ham United

West Ham United are doing extremely well at the moment and are actually in the running for the European places. David Moyes’s side are seventh in the Premier League table at the moment with 32 points from 19 matches, just two points behind fourth-placed and defending English champions Liverpool.

The Hammers will head into the London derby against Palace on the back of a 4-0 hammering of Doncaster Rovers at the London Stadium in the fourth round of the FA Cup. It followed a 2-1 victory over West Bromwich Albion at home in the league.

Team News:

Arthur Masuaku is the only injury concern for West Ham.

Key Factors to Consider

  • Crystal Palace are unbeaten in the last 4 league matches against West Ham.
  • Crystal Palace have won just one of their past 8 league matches.
  • West Ham have scored in each of their last 13 league games against Palace.
  • West Ham last won four successive league games in December 2018.
  • West Ham have won 5 points from a possible 15 in London derbies this term.

Conclusion

Palace are an unpredictable side and can win against even the best of opposition. Although West Ham will head into the match full of confidence, they should be careful not to get complacent. A narrow win for the Hammers is the likeliest outcome.

Prediction: West Ham United to win 1-0

Best Odds: 13/2

Bookmaker: Betfair

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jamie Jones


Jamie Jones is an experienced football journalist who has been working in the industry for years. Jamie watches all the major leagues in Europe, especially the Premier League and La Liga.

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