Crystal Palace vs West Ham
English Premier League
Date: 29 April 2023, Saturday
Kick-off at 12:30 UK / 13:30 CET
Venue: Selhurst Park (London).
Crystal Palace and West Ham will rise the curtain on Matchday No 34 in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon at Selhurst Park.
Both teams will enter the small London derby off the back of midweek losses. Palace fell 2-0 away at Wolves on Tuesday, while West Ham were unlucky to lose the home tie to Liverpool 1-2 on Wednesday.
West Ham have grown in form drastically in the last several weeks. They were unbeaten in five straight outings across competitions before the mentioned tight loss to the Reds three days ago.
It was not just all about the unbeaten thread but the way in which the team functioned of late as David Moyes’ troops bagged four goals in two of the previous three outings across competitions.
When you add a 2-2 stalemate against the section leaders Arsenal in mid-April, you get the full impression on the team’s impressive attacking run.
The result on Wednesday could have easily been different had VAR not ruled out Jarrod Bowen’s second-half goal after a close call (still offside, though).
Crystal Palace, on the other side, did not offer much in a disappointing 2-0 defeat at the hands of Wolves on Tuesday.
It was the second consecutive game in which the Eagles have failed to find the net. It seems the new manager bounce effect has gone for Roy Hodgson. The clash against West Ham comes at a tricky moment for the hosts.
Crystal Palace vs West Ham Head-to-head
- Crystal Palace terminated a four-game winless streak in the matches against the Hammers with a 1-2 victory in November last year at London Stadium.
- Each of the last eleven head to head encounters between these rivals provided goals at both ends.
- Crystal Palace won just 5 of the previous 19 clashes against the Hammers at Selhurst Park.
Crystal Palace vs West Ham Prediction
Crystal Palace have historically struggled to get results in the home fixtures against West Ham. The visitors will come into this in higher spirits after the most recent displays and we will back them to claim the spoils in the first game of the weekend at the 2.70 odds.
We will alternatively take Jarrod Bowen to score anytime at the odds of 4.00 as the Englishman has improved his form drastically this month. The value is too good to be ignored at this price-tag.
Crystal Palace vs West Ham Betting Tips
West Ham to win @ 2.70 (17/10)
Jarrod Bowen to score anytime @ 4.00 (3/1) odd.