West Ham vs Crystal Palace Prediction & Match Preview

West Ham vs Crystal Palace
England – Premier League
Date: Wednesday, 16 December 2020
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Olympic Stadium.

The Hammers have been one of the very best teams in the whole competition in the last several weeks.

In fact, barring Manchester United, they have posted the most points on the board in the last five match-days in the PL, and interestingly their sole loss during the stretch had come against the Red Devils.

They are currently placed sixth in the table, and are just five points below the toppers. And this game week, every single one of the five teams above them have tough match-ups, and this is a great opportunity for David Moyes’s men to climb up the table.

Meanwhile, the Glaziers are not so hot this season. They have failed to build any kind of momentum so far this campaign, and they have been conceding goals in plenty as well.

Likely, chances are high for West Ham to be the better team on the pitch this Wednesday.

However, the Hammers have not been a great defensive side lately, and Roy Hodgson’s men have almost always scored against this opponent in h2h encounters.

Likely, expect goals to come from both teams this Wednesday.

West Ham vs Crystal Palace: Head-to-head (h2h)

  • The previous six games in a row, and ten of the former twelve fixtures had goals from both teams.
  • Nine of the last twelve meetings had three or more goals.
  • Since 2015, the guests have won just once at this stadium.
  • Moyes’s men have also recorded four of the former six overall wins.

West Ham vs Crystal Palace: Prediction

The Hammers won 1-2 on the road the last match-day, against Leeds. In the meantime, the Glaziers held Tottenham to a 1-1 draw at home.

Going on, Moyes’s men had won four of their past five overall games, and they had lost just thrice in the league in the last three-month period. The losses had come against Liverpool, Manchester United, and Arsenal.

At home, they had also won five of their former seven appearances, and they have a good h2h record against this rival over the years as well.

On the other hand, their counterparts were winless in seven of their former ten overall match-ups, and they had lost eight of their previous twelve road trips.

As such, expect the in-form West Ham to have the edge at home against the struggling Crystal Palace.

However, note that Moyes’s men had failed to keep clean sheets in 32 of their preceding 38 overall matches, and in 22 of their past 26 appearances at home.

Meanwhile, their opposite number had scored four or more goals in two of their previous five fixtures, and they had also scored in three of the last four h2h meetings. They had also failed to score just twice in the former 14 h2h clashes.

Taking these stats into consideration, expect Crystal Palace to score at least once this Wednesday.

West Ham vs Crystal Palace: Betting Tips

  • West Ham to Win Either Half @ 1.50 (1/2)
  • Both Teams to Score @ 1.83 (5/6).

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