Premier League Preview for Crystal Palace v West Ham United along with Predictions for every result in the EPL. Follow up each match with results and video highlights posted later in the week.
Crystal Palace has now gone winless in nine of their last ten matches in the Premier League, despite their week 12 away win over Hull. Last weekend they faced struggling Norwich, but were not able to take advantage. In the match they did have several chances with 13 shots, three of which were on goal and seven blocked. Considering that they only had 40% possession, they could have done worse. The problem with these games all coming so close to one another is that Pulis has not had much time to really work with the players.
West Ham United broke a five game winless streak with a convincing 3-0 win over toothless Fulham. In the match they put 12 of their 23 shots on target and limited Fulham to just 10 shots, with non on goal. While they did manage to get a win, they were at home and West Ham has been winless in 10 of their last 11 away EPL matches.
My prediction is a draw. West Ham United has not played well on the road and Crystal Palace showed some signs of change in their last few matches. In their previous home match they did hold Everton to a 0-0 draw. If West Ham can put in a similar performance to that against Fulham, then they can certainly come away with all three points, however, that match was against a team in a death spiral and their goals did not come until the second half.
Betting Odds: Palace win: 2.77-3.00; Draw: 3.22-3.30; West Ham win: 2.54-2.63
Form: Crystal Palace (L, L, L, D, W, L) West Ham (L, D, D, L, L, W)
Prediction: Crystal Palace 1 – 1 West Ham United
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