West Ham v Crystal Palace Football Betting Preview & Tips

West Ham v Crystal Palace Football Betting Preview & Tips

by 29th March 2016

West Ham play Crystal Palace on Saturday in the Premier League. Read our football betting preview on this match and get our betting tips and the best odds.

Match Odds
West Ham United 19/20 – Draw 5/2Crystal Palace 14/5
Betting odds for West Ham v Crystal Palace shown are this week from Corals and are subject to change

Kick Off – 15.00pm Saturday 2nd April 2016

West Ham host Crystal Palace at the Boleyn Ground on Saturday in a Premier League London derby, with the home side looking to continue their challenge for a top-four finish.

West Ham are right in the hunt for a place in the Premier League’s top-four spot this season. Last time out the Hammers came within a few minutes of beating Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, but had to be content with a 2-2 draw in the end at the home of the reigning champions.

The Hammers took the lead through Manuel Lanzini, only for Cesc Fabregas to equalise in first half stoppage-time. Andy Carroll gave the Hammers the lead once again, but Fabregas struck the equaliser on 89 minutes to deny Slaven Bilic’s side the win.

Bilic’s side find themselves in fifth position in the Premier League table, just a point behind fourth-place Manchester city.

Crystal Palace’s form in the Premier League has been awful this year and that run of poor form continued last time out, as league leaders Leicester City came away from Selhurst Park with a 1-0 win.

The only goal of the game from Algerian playmaker Riyad Mahrez and consigned the Eagles to yet another defeat. Alan Pardew’s side have dropped down to 16th position in the table, but are still seven points clear of the relegation zone.

Recommended Betting Tip

Betfred

Palace are struggling for goals so we are backing that both teams will not score – Best odds of Evs with Betfred

Facts And Figures

The nine Premier League meetings between these two teams have been very even affairs, with both teams recording four wins and one game finishing in a draw.

The four Premier League meetings at the Boleyn Ground have been very even as well, as both teams have recorded two wins.

Crystal Palace have not won in 13 Premier League games and have lost nine out of their last 11 in the top-flight.

West Ham are unbeaten at the Boleyn Ground in 12 Premier League games. The Hammers have also kept five clean sheets from their last seven Premier League games on home soil.

There have been under 2.5 goals scored in West Ham’s last three home games in the Premier League.

Team Selection And News

The home side have no definite absentees, but centre-backs James Collins, James Tomkins and Joel Byram are doubts for the clash. The Hammers could name an unchanged team to the one that drew with Chelsea, although Andy Carroll with be hoping for a starting role.

Palace are without Scottish international midfielder James McArthur through an ankle injury, while Marouane Chamakh has a hip injury and is ruled out. Eagles striker Connor Wickham is also a doubt with thigh injury.

Possible West Ham Team Selection

Adrian, Antonio, Reid, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Noble, Kouyate, Valencia, Lanzini, Payet, Sakho

Possible Crystal Palace Team Selection

Hennessey, Ward, Dann, Delaney, Souare, Zaha, Cabaye, Jedinak, Ledley, Bolasie, Adebayor

Match Prediction

Crystal Palace’s recent run of form has been woeful and they face a West Ham side seemingly full of confidence and quality. I really cannot look past a home win in this clash.