Crystal Palace vs West Ham Predictions & Betting Odds – 26th December 2019

Palace can edge the Irons for three points

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Crystal Palace vs West Ham Betting Tips – Premier League, 26th December 3.00pm

Palace suffered an away loss at Newcastle over the weekend, which snapped a good stretch of unbeaten form that they had been on. Will they be able to pick up the pieces on home soil against West Ham, who have had a pretty difficult season? Read our predictions for Crystal Palace vs West Ham.

Crystal Palace vs West Ham Betting Odds*

Crystal Palace 6/5
Draw 12/5
West Ham 12/5

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Crystal Palace News and Form – Can the Eagles beat West Ham?

The Eagles suffered a 1-0 loss out at Newcastle over the weekend, which saw their unbeaten run of form snapped. Palace had not tasted defeat in four before that loss at St James’ Park. On home soil, this season Crystal Palace have taken a W3 D3 L3 record and they are unbeaten in their last two there. The big saving grace of the Eagles is how hard they work to keep things tight. They have conceded at under a goal per home game this season and overall, home and away combined only average 1.1 against per fixture.

1-0 Correct Score Crystal Palace
17/2

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Palace have given up just two goals in their last five league games. They do have a problem sticking the ball in the back of the net however because they have returned just 7 goals in 9 games at Selhurst Park. Just one game there this season has made it over 2.5 goals, the Eagles banked a clean sheet in 44% of home fixtures. Four of Palace’s league wins have been by one goal margin this season. Seven of their games at Selhurst Park have been level at the half time break.

Crystal Palace vs West Ham Head to Head

There was a 2-1 away win for Palace at West Ham in October
The Eagles have won only one of their last nine against West Ham
Both teams have scored in each of the last five meetings
Palace have scored at least two goals in three of their last five against the Hammers

 

Key-Facts – Crystal Palace vs West Ham

  • The Eagles average under a goal per game this season
  • West Ham did not have a game on the weekend
  • 7 of 9 fixtures at Selhurst Park have been level at half time

 

West Ham News and Form – Can the Hammers in at Crystal Palace?

The Hammers had a break on the weekend, as they had been scheduled to face Liverpool. But the Reds were out in Qatar playing in the FIFA Club World Cup. So the Hammers should at least be fresh for this one. In their last fixture, they claimed a 1-0 success out at Southampton which was their third road success of the season (D3 L3). Looking back at the bigger picture of their most recent form, West Ham have lost five of their last seven league outings (W2).

They have struggled for goals away from home, having netted 8 in just 9 games. That having been said, most of their defensive struggles have happened on home soil and they only average 1.2 goals per game against them on the road. Just 33% of West Ham’s away games have made it over 2.5 goals. Two of the three away wins that they have taken have been against Southampton and Watford, two of only four teams beneath the Irons in the table. Palace are just one of three teams to have scored fewer league goals than West Ham this season.

Crystal Palace vs West Ham Tips & Odds

Under 1.5 goals at 3/1
Home win at 12/5

* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on December 21st, 2019 at 3:52 p.m.)

Crystal Palace vs West Ham Predictions

Crystal Palace to win: The Eagles are a tough side to break down and West Ham may lack the creativeness and attacking threat to do just that. In what is probably going to end up being a low-scoring game, a narrow victory for the home side appeals the most.


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