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sexta-feira, 14 de outubro de 2016
Crystal Palace vs West Ham: Preview and Prediction
Crystal Palace vs West Ham English Premier League. Date: Saturday, 15th October, 2016, Kick-off at 17:30 UK Venue: Selhurst Park.
Crystal Palace have finally managed to breathe life into their Premier League campaign after a disastrous start. The team that started off with back-to-defeats in 2016/17 season are now on a 5 match unbeaten run. They took 11 points from a possible 15 during the period with 3 wins and 2 draws. However, the only tough team they faced was Everton just before the international break which finished in a 1-1 draw.
West Ham United are still without a win in the last five matches after a 1-1 draw against new promoted Middlesbrough in the last round fixture. The result have certainly put their four match losing streak to an end. But marred by injuries the Hammers are under lot of pressure as they sit deep in the relegation zone.
Crystal Palace vs West Ham: Head-to-Head Stats
West Ham remained unbeaten in the last season’s Premier League meetings with a 3-1 win in the corresponding fixture at the Selhurst Park and a 2-all draw in the reverse fixture at home.
The encouraging signs for Hammers is that they have won the last two fixtures away at Crystal Palace by the same 3-1 margin.
Crystal Palace are a slightly better side if you look at the last 6 Premier League meetings with West Ham as they won 3, drawn 1 and lost 2.
Crystal Palace vs West Ham: Prediction
Alan Pardew’s side must be considered as a team on top of their form. And there is a new found confidence by the look of the way they played in recent fixtures. The morale will be also good as they are on a 5 match unbeaten run and key players delivering at vital moments.
West Ham’s recent results are mainly due to the ever growing injury problems inside the camp. They will be without 7 first team players in the trip to Selhurst Park on Saturday with Caroll, Ayew, Sakho and Cresswell being the major blows.
If Palace can replicate their performances in recent weeks, they could end up with all three points in the bag. While West Ham’s success solely depends on Dimitri Payet without too many key players sidelined.