West Ham full of confidence – but expect a home win tonight at Selhurst Park
Tonight’s Crystal Palace v West Ham match at Selhurst Park sees the Hammers travel across London looking to claim their first win in four games and more than a decade against Palace, and with their fine 3-0 against another London side, in Fulham, at the weekend they will be full of confidence for this evening’s game. The last visit to Selhurst Park came two years ago when both of these teams occupied places in The Championship and West Ham had to fight back from a goal down on two occasions to claim a 2-2 draw but can the Hammers go one better this evening and take all three points?
Will West Ham live up to their favourites billing or can Palace upset the odds? The odds favour the away win in this match tonight, although these Crystal Palace v West Ham betting odds show the oddsmakers believe this game will be a tight and edgy affair.
Crystal Palace to win – 2.80
Draw – 3.05
West Ham to win – 2.48
(Odds provided by GR88.com are current as of today but subject to change.)
Palace had their resurgence that saw them collect four of their seven points of the season in the two games following the departure of Ian Holloway from the London club ended at the weekend as they were beaten 1-0 at Carrow Road by Norwich. This defeat saw the first goal in three matches conceded by Palace and ensured that new manager Tony Pulis did not get off to a dream start in his new job, but he’ll want to correct that this evening but with them averaging just over a goal every two games with seven in 13 this season will Palace record just their third win of the season?
The Hammers will be surely boosted by their thumping win at home to Fulham that saw Martin Jol relieved from his position as manager at the West London side but they will be cautious as well as they have, apart from a few bright points, had a season almost as bad as their hosts up to this point. The win at the weekend was just their third win of the season and these three victories have brought three quarters of their goals scored so far. They have hit the back of the net on 12 occasions this season, with eight of them coming in the wins over Cardiff, Tottenham and Fulham while when they have failed to secure all three points they have scored just four goals in ten matches. Will the three goals, including two in the last ten minutes, against Fulham be the turning point for their season and can West Ham kick on and move up the table with another win today?
Close outright odds on this evening’s Crystal Palace v West Ham match suggest we’ll see a close encounter at Selhurst Park. I predict there will be few goals and lots of edginess around the ground. Neither of these sides score particularly well with the goals for columns showing 7-12 for the teams at this point, but with Palace having conceded just one of their last three matches there may be an upset on the cards this evening. I’m backing a home win in tonight’s football.
I predict a home win in this Crystal Palace v West Ham clash tonight @ 2.80.