West Ham United
Two of the Premier League’s struggling sides meet on Saturday afternoon, as West Ham host Crystal Palace.
West Ham have lost their last two league matches on the bounce, and were comprehensively beaten by Manchester City in the FA Cup last Friday night. With their recent form so poor, some fans and pundits are beginning to pile on the pressure on Hammers boss Slaven Bilic, with some going as far as saying he has just two games to save his job. A home tie against a struggling Crystal Palace side should put them in a good position to get three points, but the start to life at the London Stadium hasn’t been easy for the East London club.
Crystal Palace meanwhile are on a dreadful run of form, having not won in their last six matches, leaving them loitering dangerously above the relegation zone. Last weekend they could only manage a goalless draw against League One side Bolton in the FA Cup, meaning they’ll have to try and overcome the Trotters in a replay next Tuesday. However, Sam Allardyce will know that his attentions must be on Premier League survival, and getting three points in this London derby will help massively.
West Ham United vs Crystal Palace Betting TipsThere have been 19 goals in the last seven Premier League matches between these two sides, and so history suggests that the over goals markets could be worth a look.
Both Teams to Score - 3/4
These sides have struggled to find the back of the net of late, but with both defences so poor, we think there could be an opportunity for both teams to get on the scoresheet. It's 3/4 with Betfair.
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Match Result - West Ham - 6/5
Although West Ham haven't had the best home form since their move to the London Stadium, Crystal Palace are on an awful run and Sam Allardyce is still waiting for his first win as Palace boss. We think this one could go the way of the Hammers, easing the pressure on Slaven Bilic ever so slightly.
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West Ham United vs Crystal Palace Head To HeadThese two last met back in October, with the Hammers taking all three points away from Selhurst Park.
Palace were last victorious over West Ham in February 2015.
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West Ham United vs Crystal Palace Team NewsWest Ham have a considerable list of absentees, with Gokhan Tore, Sam Byram, Diafra Sakho, James Collins, Álvaro Arbeloa and Arthur Masuaku all on the treatment table. Andre Ayew and Cheikhou Kouyate are both away at the African Cup of Nations.
For the Eagles, Pape Souaré, Connor Wickham and Steve Mandanda are all out through injury, with Wilfried Zaha and Bakary Sako both away at AFCON.