Crystal Palace – West Ham : Preview & Prediction
Crystal Palace and West Ham play at Selhurst Park in a 10th round Barclays Premier League duel. The history of direct matches played at this stadium favors the visiting team, which in the last 4 matches has won 3 and lost 1. Indeed, in the last showdown at this stadium, in a match for the Barclays Premier League on 10-15-2016, West Ham only managed to win, by (0-1). M. Lanzini (19 ‘) scored the only goal of the match. It is necessary to analyze with special attention the home / outside condition, as Crystal Palace presents different results at home and abroad.
After 1 win and 8 losses, the home team is in 20th place, having won 3 points. In the last match, he lost to Newcastle (1-0), having won 2-1 at home against Chelsea in the previous game. This is a stronger team when you play in your stadium, because in the last 30 games you have 4 wins, 1 draw and 10 losses as a visitor; against 7 wins, 2 draws and 6 losses in his stadium. In the last game they played for the League Cup, lost with Bristol City away by (4-1). In the last four home games for the championship, Crystal Palace has recorded 1 win and 3 losses, having won 3 points out of 12. The team has not been very strong defensively, as they have always conceded goals in the last 9 games, and their attack needs to improve because they have failed to achieve in 8 of the last 9 games in this competition. The team has had many difficulties in scoring first. Indeed, it has only opened the scoring once in the last 9 matches by the Barclays Premier League. In 9 games in this competition, suffered the first goal 8 times and never managed to turn the score. In the last 7 home matches in all competitions there are 1 highlights: he has 3 of his 8 goals between the minutes (16’-30 ‘).
Crystal Palace have been performing poorly so far in the English Premier League, but in this match they have the chance to engage their second successive win as manager and ease the bad situation in the competition. In the last round, playing away from home, the team did not have a bad performance, and even finalized more than the opponent, but let the tie escape in the fine minutes of game. The championship numbers show that the team is not idle in the flashlight; his attack is the worst of all, with only two goals scored in nine games, and his defense is the second worst with an average of 2.11 goals conceded per game. As principal, the club still owns the worst campaign. Townsend should continue to be the benchmark in the offensive sector of the team, which should not undergo major modifications to that game.
After 2 wins, 2 draws and 5 losses, the visiting team is in 16th place, having won 8 points. In the last match, they lost with Brighton & Hove Albion at home (0-3), after the previous match tied it out in a game against Burnley, for (1-1). This is a team that maintains the income when it plays outside its stadium, because in the last 30 games it registers 3 wins, 7 draws and 5 losses as a visitor; against 7 wins, 2 draws and 6 losses in his stadium. The team arrives in this match after a win away to Tottenham by (2-3). In the championship, West Ham won 2 points in 15 chances, after 2 draws and 3 losses in their last 5 away games.
For this competition, you do not win as a visitor for 5 games. In 9 games in this competition, suffered the first goal 5 times and never managed to turn the score. In the last 9 away games for all competitions there has been 1 period that stands out: scored 3 of his 7 goals between minutes (31’-45 ‘).
West Ham started the English Championship very negatively, accumulating three consecutive defeats, but then managed to improve a little their performance. However, the team continues to make an irregular campaign and now comes from another defeat. On the occasion, playing in front of his fans, the team had a good control of the ball and finished more than double the opponent’s times, but without precision, and his defense did not have a good performance, leaving then thrashing. The club has left much to be desired in the defensive sector, as it is among the five most leaked, not having conceded in only three matches so far. West Ham remains one of four clubs that have yet to win as a visitor. One of the highlights of the team is the right-back Argentine Zabaleta.
Crystal Palace – West Ham : Betting Tips
Crystal Palace – Win Odds: 2.25
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70