Crystal Palace vs West Ham
English Premier League
Date: Saturday, 9 February 2019
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Selhurst Park (London).
Crystal Palace host West Ham in a low-profile London derby on Saturday afternoon at Selhurst Park. Both teams will enter the fixture with a n improved confidence, but the hosts enjoyed a much better form lately overall.
The Glaziers picked up two wins and a draw in last three matches across competitions. They saw off the likes of Tottenham Hotspur (FA Cup) and Fulham (Premier League) in two separate 2-0 victories. They also drew 1-1 away at Southampton in between two home affairs.
Roy Hodgson’s troops thus climbed up to 14th place in the league ladder, but still have to work hard to completely get away from the relegation scrap.
Luka Milivojevic and Jeffrey Schlupp bagged goals in a highly-important 20 win over relegation strugglers Fulham last Saturday. The win kept Glaziers four points above the red zone.
Can they maintain the fine unbeaten record in fourth straight fixture here against West Ham United?
Crystal Palace vs West Ham: Head-to-head
The head to head record works against Crystal Palace here.
The Glaziers are winless in past seven meetings with West Ham, four losses and three draws in the process.
The Hammers claimed a 3-2 victory when teams took on each other in December last year at London Stadium.
Crystal Palace vs West Ham: Prediction
West Ham dropped down into the bottom half of the standings after a poor thread of three losses and a draw in last four outings across competitions. Manuel Pellegrini’s men really struggled to keep things tight at the back in recent weeks as they allowed nine goals in three successive losses to the likes of AFC Bournemouth, AFC Wimbledon and Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Such dreadful run came to an end against nobody else but table-toppers Liverpool on Monday evening. West Ham produced a brace performance to hold the Reds to a 1-1 draw at London Stadium and boost up the confidence ahead of this clash with local rivals Crystal Palace.
Hodgson’s troops kept things rather quiet at the back in recent outings. They shipped no more than one goal in past three matches in all competitions. Since West Ham also allowed one goal against the likes of Liverpool on Monday, we will take the Under 2.5 goals FT as the main betting option here.
Crystal Palace vs West Ham: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.80 (4/5)
Draw at the half time @ 2.10 (11/10).