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West Ham v Crystal Palace Prediction & Betting Tips, 8th December 2018

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This could be a very entertaining battle between West Ham and Crystal Palace in London on the weekend. They are both very unpredictable sides and that could lead to plenty of goals flying around hopefully. It is going to be a tough job picking a winner out of these two. Read our West Ham v Crystal Palace betting tips for more.

West Ham v Crystal Palace Betting Odds*

West Ham 11/10
Draw 23/10
Crystal Palace 5/2
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on December 4th, 2018 at 7:41 p.m.)

West Ham News and Form

West Ham collected a good 3-1 home success over Cardiff in midweek to give them back to back league successes. That positive result leaves them at W3 D2 L1 in their last six games, the only loss in that sequence happening against Manchester City. West Ham have produced a W2 D1 record in their last three league home games and overall they have gone W3 D1 L4 at home in the top flight this term. They did have a setback in midweek as striker Marko Arnautovic was injured against Cardiff and will be missing for a while. West Ham have scored 11 and conceded 12 at home this season.

West Ham have actually failed to score in half of their home games in the EPL. Still, even with that, 62% of their home games this term have gone over 2.5 goals. Exactly half of West Ham’s home games this season have made it to over 3.5 goals. In total, the Irons have come up with just the one home clean sheet all season in the top flight and they have not taken one in any of their last five. They have scored 64% of their home goals after the half time break. West Ham have been losing at half time just twice this season on home soil.

West Ham v Crystal Palace Head to Head

There were two draws between them in the EPL last season
The Hammers are unbeaten in six league games against Palace (W3 D3)
The Hammers are W1 D2 in their last three at home against Palace
Six of the last eight EPL meetings have gone over 2.5 goals

Crystal Palace News and Form

Palace had a midweek setback as they were beaten 3-1 at Brighton. That leaves them with a W2 D1 L5 record on their travels in the top flight this season. The Eagles have produced one point only from the last fifteen available to them away from home. In total the Eagles have come up with seven road goals, conceding twelve. They have produced only the two goals in their last four away games and five of their seven away goals this term have been in the second half of games. The Eagles have not won away this season at a side currently above them in the league table (D1 L5).

Crystal Palace have earned a clean sheet in 38% of their away games. They have, however, conceded the opening goal in five of their eight away games this term. The only side to have scored fewer league goals than Palace this season is Huddersfield. Three of Crystal Palace’s away losses this season have been by a margin of two goals. Both teams have scored in just one of Crystal Palace’s last four league games. The Eagles have now failed to win nine of their last ten league games and could really use a boost.

West Ham v Crystal Palace Tips & Odds

West Ham 3-1 correct score at 18/1
Both teams to score at 3/4
Over 2.5 goals at 10/11
*(betting odds taken from bet365 on December 4th, 2018 at 7:29 pm)

Who will win – West Ham v Crystal Palace Predictions

We are going to predict a home win as we think that the Hammers can shade it. Neither are consistent and neither are reliable. But home advantage may just be the small difference between the two at the end of the day. Home win.

The tip is based on the personal opinion of the author. No success is guaranteed. Please gamble responsibly. 18+

* 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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