West Ham vs Crystal Palace betting tips: Premier League match preview & predictions

West Ham vs Crystal Palace prediction: West Ham 2-1 Crystal Palace

West Ham and Crystal Palace have made a positive start to the season and are separated in the league table by a single point.

The Hammers are unbeaten in their previous six Premier League matches, winning three of those. Likewise, Palace have only lost two of their opening seven matches.

Manuel Pellegrini’s side are unbeaten in their last eight matches against Crystal Palace in all competitions.

Although they face an in-form West Ham team, Palace will have earmarked this game as an opportunity to pick up points before their terrible run of fixtures.

After Saturday, Palace face Manchester City, Arsenal, Leicester City, Chelsea and Liverpool in their next five league matches.

West Ham vs Crystal Palace: Who will win?

West Ham are 19/20 favourites to win the game while a Crystal Palace win is priced at 14/5. The draw can be backed at 13/5.

The Hammers have scored at least two goals in four of their last five league matches. Bet on over 1.5 West Ham goals at 5/6.

Manuel Lanzini is yet to score a goal this season but Palace are one of his favourite opponents. Since joining West Ham, Lanzini has won three and drawn two of his five matches against the Eagles, scoring four times and bagging an assist in those games. Lanzini is 17/2 to open the scoring and 11/4 to score anytime.

West Ham vs Crystal Palace Premier League match preview

West Ham United host Crystal Palace at the London Stadium on Saturday evening in matchweek 8 of the Premier League.

Saturday’s game is also a London derby. West Ham have won their last three London derbies at home – their best run in such fixtures since 1997.

The Hammers begin the weekend in fifth place, level on 12 points with Arsenal. The two sides also have an equal goal difference of +1 but the Gunners are one place higher in the table on goals scored.

West Ham’s unbeaten run in the league continued last weekend following their 2-2 draw away at Bournemouth. Andriy Yarmolenko opened the scoring before Bournemouth took the lead with two goals of their own. Aaron Cresswell then powered home an equaliser – his second goal in as many weeks.

Palace extended their unbeaten run to two matches with a 2-0 win over Norwich last weekend. A penalty from Luka Milivojevic and another goal in stoppage-time from Andros Townsend helped move Palace up to 9th in the table, level on 11 points with Spurs, Chelsea and Bournemouth.

These two sides have met 16 times previously in the Premier League, with West Ham winning seven of those to Palace’s four.

Last season’s corresponding fixture ended in a 3-2 win for the Hammers. Robert Snodgrass, Chicharito and Felipe Anderson scored for Manuel Pellegrini’s side while James McArthur and Jeffrey Schlupp were on target for the visitors. The most recent meeting between the two sides ended in a 1-1 draw at Selhurst Park in February.

West Ham team news vs Crystal Palace

West Ham have been dealt a major blow with the news that goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski will be sidelined for around three months and may require surgery. Summer signing Roberto Jimenez came on for Fabianski against Bournemouth and is set for his first start for the club.

David Martin is West Ham’s only other senior goalkeeper since Adrian joined Liverpool in the summer.

Winston Reid has returned to training following a knee injury and will play for the U23s before making his first-team comeback.

After scoring in consecutive league games, Aaron Cresswell should keep his spot at left-back. On the other side, Ryan Fredericks looks to have cemented a spot at right-back. Veteran fullback Pablo Zabaleta looks to be the deputy option for both positions.

In midfield, Manuel Lanzini could replace Pablo Fornals, while Jack Wilshere may have to settle for a spot on the bench.

Michail Antonio is a long-term absentee.

Crystal Palace team news vs West Ham

Palace will be without their captain Luka Milivojevic who is serving a one-match suspension for an accumulation of yellow cards. The defensive midfielder has picked up five yellow cards in Palace’s opening seven league matches.

Milivojevic’s absence is particularly pertinent as he is Palace’s penalty taker. Since their promotion in 2013, no side has won more penalties than Palace’s 46. In that time, West Ham given away the most, with 39. Interestingly, there has been a penalty in three of the last four league meetings between these sides.

Without the Serbian available, Jeffrey Schlupp could be used in a more central midfield position, while James McCarthy is another potential replacement. If Schlupp moves in from a wider position, one of Max Meyer and Andros Townsend could be handed a start.

Mamadou Sakho remains a doubt with a muscle strain which kept him out of last weekend’s game.

Martin Kelly replaced Sakho against Norwich and is expected to keep his place alongside Gary Cahill. Scott Dann and former Hammer James Tomkins provide alternative defensive options for Roy Hodgson.

Jordan Ayew is above Christian Benteke in the pecking order and is expected to lead the Palace attack on Saturday.

Cheikhou Kouyate is set to face his former club. Kouyate made 147 appearances for the Hammers before signing for Palace in 2018.

Back-up Palace goalkeeper Stephen Henderson also spent a couple of years at West Ham but only managed two League Cup appearances.

West Ham predicted line-up vs Crystal Palace

Predicted West Ham XI vs Crystal Palace

Predicted West Ham XI vs Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace predicted line-up vs West Ham

Predicted Crystal Palace XI vs West Ham

Predicted Crystal Palace XI vs West Ham

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All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

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