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Premier League – Crystal Palace vs West Ham: Betting Preview

Crystal Palace vs West Ham
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Sports Innovation previews the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and West Ham and offers team stats and betting tips with the latest odds.

The second and final clash between London sides on New Year’s Day in the Premier League sees Crystal Palace and West Ham lock horns at Selhurst Park.

The fixture has the look of a tight affair despite their positions in the Premier League table suggesting otherwise. Both sides will view this match as winnable and meet on the back of some excellent results last time out.

For this clash, Crystal Palace welcome Wilfried Zaha back from suspension for his final game before AFCON. Cheikhou Kouyate, Jordan Ayew, and Jeffrey Schlupp will follow Ivorian to Cameroon after this fixture as well. 

Our tip

Facts and figures for Crystal Palace vs West Ham in Premier League.

  • Crystal Palace have not lost 11 of the last 12 home matches
  • Crystal Palace have scored in 15 of the last 17 home matches
  • In 6 of the last 8 home matches Crystal Palace played, both teams scored
  • Crystal Palace have conceded in 7 of the last 8 matches
  • Crystal Palace have not won 6 of the last 8 matches
  • West Ham have conceded in 13 of the last 15 matches
  • West Ham have not won 7 of the last 9 matches
  • West Ham have lost 3 of the last 4 matches
  • In 13 of the last 15 matches Crystal Palace versus West Ham played, both teams scored
  • Crystal Palace have conceded in the last 15 matches in a row versus West Ham
  • Crystal Palace have scored in 15 of the last 17 matches versus West Ham
  • Crystal Palace have not won 11 of the last 13 matches versus West Ham
  • In the last 10 Crystal Palace matches versus West Ham the sum of goals was over 1.5

Current form — Crystal Palace vs West Ham

The Eagles hope to boost points tally

Crystal Palace have seen it all in their last 3 matches, which brought home 4 points. An encounter with Southampton brought a 2-2 draw, which was followed by a 3-0 defeat at the hands of Tottenham. Their most recent game had them back on the winning trail, as they beat Norwich by 3-0.

The Hammers continue to look blunt

West Ham suffered a couple of disappointments in their last 3 matches as they were run over by Tottenham in a 2-1 defeat. Southampton also proved too hard to handle as they won 2-3, before David Moyes’ side were able to strike back last time out in a 1-4 win against Watford.

How do the bookies view it?

The bookmakers expect a tight contest at Selhurst Park, with West Ham only narrowly tipped as favorites. A Hammers win returns odds of 2.48 with Unibet. ComeOn! has a home victory priced at 3.10, and a draw at 3.60.

Crystal Palace vs West Ham — fixture history

The last time Crystal Palace played West Ham at London Stadium, the game finished with a 2-2 scoreline. The bookmakers have the two sides more or less evenly matched in the betting market.

Crystal Palace enter the match against West Ham with a 2-5-3 record in their previous 10 encounters in the Premier League. This amounts to a 20% winning ratio for the Eagles, with the away side victorious in 30% of the last 10 encounters.

Current table in the Premier League

Looking at the Premier League standings right now, the difference between these opponents is 8 points. Crystal Palace cannot squeeze past West Ham in the standings anytime soon, but will be eager to reduce or at least maintain the current gap. The Hammers, ranked 5th on 31 points, will do their part to widen the distance to their upcoming opponents on Saturday.

Top goalscorer

Conor Gallagher has been the most prolific scorer for the home team recently and will look to make the difference for Crystal Palace again. Meanwhile, West Ham will be looking to Said Benrahma in the hope that he will add more goals to his current run of 2 goals in his latest games.