West Ham v Crystal Palace Prediction & Betting Tips, 30th January 201829th January 2018 / lee
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West Ham’s season is looking much better at the moment as they are sat in eleventh. Still, that is only four points above the drop zone still and this is a huge scrap for them against Crystal Palace who are just a point behind them. There are three precious survival points up for grabs in this one and it should be a good game between two sides who have become tough to beat. Crystal Palace are 8/5 at William Hill for the win, with West Ham at 7/4 and the draw at 11/5* (Betting Odds taken on January 28th, 2018 at 5:50 p.m.)
West Ham News and Form
The Hammers have improved to a five-match undefeated sequence of form in the Premier League (W2 D3) and have lost just the one game in their last nine played now. So definitely much better for them, however, they are still struggling to get a clean sheet on the board. They have not taken one in any of their last six league outings now so there is a high chance of getting a return from a both teams to score bet at William Hill for the fixture. West Ham’s home form reads W2 D2 L1 in their last five at the London Stadium and at least they have been showing a bit of fight. Their goal output isn’t high with an average of just under 1.2 goals per home game this season and the Hammers have been leading at half time just once this season on home soil in the top flight, so a half time draw could tempt punters here. To add some more weight to that option, 77% of West Ham’s goals at home have come in the second half of matches. The Hammers were dumped out of the FA Cup at League One leaders Wigan on the weekend so they will have their tails between their legs a bit. But there is a chance for a response here as they have scored in each of their last seven league games. Over 2.5 goals at William Hill has to be worth considering.
Crystal Palace News and Form
The Eagles have lost only two games only in the league since mid-November and both of those were recent contests against Arsenal. Other than that, they have been strong and they were on a great five-match undefeated streak of form on their travels before losing at the Emirates back on January 20th. Overall Crystal Palace have posted a W2 D3 L7 away record this season in the top flight but they have scored now in each of their last four on the road. In the William Hill correct score market the 1-1 draw is the shortest-priced option at 11/2* (betting odds taken January 28th, 2018 at 9:46 p.m.). The Eagles have scored only the seven goals on the road this season but all of those have come in their last four away games. They will have the benefit of having rested on the weekend while West Ham were in FA Cup action so that could help them out at the London Stadium. Luka Milivojevic is on a three-match scoring streak on the road for the Eagles and therefore could be worth considering in the anytime goalscorer market for the match. There should be goals in this one in the hunt for a crucial three points in that congested fight down in the bottom half of the table.
West Ham v Crystal Palace Head to Head
Crystal Palace and West Ham played out a 2-2 draw when they met back in October and that extended West Ham’s undefeated streak of form against Palace to five (W3 D2). So they have a positive head to head record going. They have won just one of their last five home games against the Eagles though (W1 D2 L2) so it balances out. Surprisingly six of the last seven meetings between the two clubs have found their way over 2.5 goals.
Who will win – West Ham v Crystal Palace Predictions
Hard to pick a winner out of this one as both have been far more resilient lately and neither particularly look like losing. Because of that the draw in the match outright just looks to be the most appeal in this London derby.
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* All mentioned odds were valid at the time of writing. Betting odds are subject to fluctuations. Please check the current odds with the respective bookmaker!
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