West Ham v Crystal Palace Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
January 29, 2018
London Stadium - Premier League
An improving West Ham welcome Crystal Palace side to West London as they look to continue their strong recent run in the Premier League.
The Hammers have an excellent recent record against Palace, they are unbeaten in their last five Premier League meetings with them, including three wins.
Palace's last win against West Ham came through a 3-1 win at Upton Park in 2015.
West Ham is without Arthur Masuaku after the defender received a six match ban after a spitting incident in their FA Cup defeat to Wigan.
Alongside that manager David Moyes is also without a number of other first team players including, Pedro Obiang, Marko Arnautovic, Manuel Lanzini, Andy Carroll, Michail Antonio, Edmilson Fernandes and Jose Fonte.
Captain Winston Reid could be set for a return, but Diafra Sakho misses out after he completed a move to Stade Rennes at the weekend.
Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson is also without a host of players as he prepares his side to travel across London.
Yohan Cabaye, Jeff Schlupp, Scott Dann, Jason Puncheon, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Mamadou Sakho and Connor Wickham are all still sidelined by injury.
West Ham v Crystal Palace Preview and Predictions
Moyes has really turned things around in recent weeks at West Ham, and the Hammers are unbeaten in their last five Premier League games, including wins over West Brom and Huddersfield.
Palace have also steadied the ship after a tough start to the season, with Hodgson's side losing just twice in their last 13 Premier League games - both against Arsenal.
With both sides on an upward turn, it may be hard to separate them at the London Stadium, and a draw priced at 23/10 looks to be the best option.
Palace have scored five goals in their last five games, and West Ham have netted six in he same period, meaning that this could well be a low scorer - with an under 2.5 goals bet priced at 4/6.
A 1-1 draw at 11/2
Both managers have worked hard to stabilise each club and ease their immediate worries of relegation, they will not want to undo that good work here. So a tight game looks to be on the cards here, with neither side looking to give too much away.
Javier Hernandez to score anytime at 9/4
With Carroll. Lanzini and Arnuatovic all ruled out for the hosts, the goal scoring burden will fall on the Mexican international. His pace in behind and ability to unsettle defences will be a concern for Hodgson,particularly in the absence of skipper Dann.