West Ham vs Crystal Palace Prediction: Entertaining home win fancied

 | December 02 | 

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West Ham picked up a late win in the Europa League on Thursday and will be hoping that spurs them on to a third league victory in a row when they host Crystal Palace on Sunday.

The visitors have lost four of their last five matches and are struggling with injuries to some of their biggest players ahead of the trip to the London Stadium. 

West Ham vs Crystal Palace Tips

  • West Ham to win & both teams to score @ 3/1
  • Lucas Paqueta to score anytime @ 7/2

Match Odds

West Ham can be backed at EVS to claim all three points, while Crystal Palace are 11/4 outsiders - and the Draw is a 12/5 shot.

Team News

Michail Antonio will miss out for West Ham with a knee injury while Jarrod Bowen, Mohammed Kudus, Edson Alvarez and Vladimir Coufal are all doubts, the latter three through illness.

James Tomkins returns from injury but star man Eberechi Eze is expected to be out for some time after damaging his ankle ligaments.

He joins Jesurun Rak-Sakyi, Dean Henderson, Cheick Doucoure and Rob Holding in the treatment room.

West Ham to win & both teams to score @ 3/1

After a decent start to the campaign, Crystal Palace’s form has taken a real nosedive and they are looking over their shoulders after losing four of their last five matches.

The latest of those was a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Luton and they need points soon as they face Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea and Brighton before the turn of the year.

West Ham will prove a tough challenge however, the Hammers have won four games in a row in all competitions.

They should be able to make it five against a Palace team that are without some of their key players through injury and are scrapping around for some form as it is.

However both teams have scored in 16 of the last 18 Premier League meetings between these sides and that trend may also continue, with both sides showing defensive frailties at times this term.

Lucas Paqueta to score anytime @ 7/2

Lucas Paqueta has been a revelation since signing for West Ham and with many of their attacking talents such as Bowen and Kudus doubts for this matchup, the Brazilian is worth siding with to get on the scoresheet.

The attacking midfielder has already netted five times in all competitions for the Hammers this term and may be his side’s penalty taker in this matchup.

Back Paqueta to further Palace’s woes by netting in what should be an exciting London derby.

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