Best Odds: 21/10
As we continue through to the end of the Premier League season, English football’s top flight is back with a host of fascinating midweek fixtures in the next few days. There are clubs at both ends of the table who have something to prove, with pretty much all of them still fighting for something. Today, we’ll be taking a look at what should be a fascinating clash in the relegation battle between Crystal Palace and West Ham United.
Crystal Palace fans have been treated to a renaissance since Roy Hodgson returned to Selhurst Park as manager. Still, while it’s been mostly sunshine and rainbows since he made his way back to the Eagles, the threat of relegation is still in the air. If they don’t recover quickly from their loss during the week to Wolves, there’s a chance they could spiral – provided the teams below them start to pick up the pace.
Clyne and Ferguson are injured with Andersen and Zaha requiring an assessment before kick-off.
West Ham United’s primary focus needs to be on securing survival. With that being said, they also have a Conference League semi-final to get excited about in the next few weeks. David Moyes knows that his job is almost certainly on the line between now and the end of May and he needs to get a few more wins in the bank before the Hammers can start celebrating about maintaining their top flight status.
Scamacca is injured with the visitors being tipped to stick with their starting XI from the Liverpool game.
Factors to Consider
- In their last meeting back in November, Palace beat West Ham 2-1.
- Palace have won three, drawn one and lost two of their last six games.
- West Ham have won three, drawn two and lost one of their last six games.
- Palace have scored 10 goals and conceded eight in their last six games.
- West Ham have scored 13 goals and conceded six in their last six games.
While both teams will probably be feeling quite confident in their ability to stay up at this point, you can never be too careful. They both have attacking options that can cause problems and, more likely than not, they’re going to execute with that in mind. We expect this to be a fast-paced, entertaining clash of styles and while it may seem ambitious, our official prediction is going to be a 2-2 draw.
Best Odds: 21/10
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