Crystal Palace v West Ham United Preview

December 2, 2013 | By

Sky Bet - £5 Free Bets Each and Every WeekPremiership action Monday Night features Crystal Palace playing host to West Ham United from Selhurst Park Stadium.

View our Betting Preview, Tips, Predictions and Match Odds for the game which can be seen Live on BT Sports 1 High Definition with a scheduled 20:00pm (GMT) Kick Off Time.

Crystal Palace v West Ham United Preview, Premier League, Tuesday 3rd December 2013

It has been a very difficult season for all Crystal Palace players and fans as having already seen their manager Ian Holloway leave the club by mutual consent before he was sacked and having only managed just two wins from their thirteen matches played, it does seem likely that Palace will be going straight back down to the Championship come next May.

West Ham United are also finding things tough this season and are far from being safe from relegation themselves having only won twice this season before their impressive 3-0 victory at home against Fulham and fans will be hoping that the players can continue in the same form on tuesday night.

Crystal Palace Team News:

Defender Jack Hunt, Midfielder Adlene Guedioura and Striker Glenn Murray are all unavailable for the hosts for this game as each player continues to receive treatment for respective injury problems. Midfielder Yannick Bolasie will also be missing as he is suspended until December 14th and fellow midfielder Jerome Thomas will under take a late fitness test to see if he can be involved having picked up a slight groin strain.

4-3-3 is the likely formation for the hosts which will see either Dwight Gayle or Marouane Chamakh leading the attack up front with support from midfield being provided by Jerome, Bannan and Puncheon.

Striker Dwight Gayle is the clubs leading top goalscorer this season with 2.

West Ham Team News:

Defenders Winston Reid, Razvan Rat and Strikers Vaz Te, Petric and Andy Carroll all remain unavailable for the visitors as they continue to recover from respective injury problems. 4-2-3-1 will be the probable formation that manager Sam Allardyce will use for this game which will see Carlton Cole leading the attack up front with support from midfield coming from Joe Cole, Kevin Nolan and Stuart Downing.

Midfielder Ravel Morrison is the clubs current top goalscorers this season with 3.

Crystal Palace v West Ham United Head to Head Statistics:

Tuesday night’s game from Selhurst Park Stadium will become the 20th meeting between the two clubs over the years, of which Crystal Palace have won 4 times, West Ham United have won 8 times with the remaining 7 games having finished all square.

25/02/12 CHA West Ham United – Crystal Palace 0 : 0
01/10/11 CHA Crystal Palace – West Ham United
2 : 2
28/05/04 CHA Crystal Palace – West Ham United 1 : 0
11/04/04 CHA Crystal Palace – West Ham United 1 : 0
30/09/03 CHA West Ham United – Crystal Palace 3 : 0

Previous Average Goals Per Game Statistics

47 goals have been scored in the previous 19 games played between the two clubs which provides us with an average goals per game statistic of 2.47 which indicates that this game should see a couple of goals scored on tuesday night.

Crystal Palace v West Ham United Recent Form (Left to Right)

Crystal Palace: L L D W L

West Ham United: W D L L W

West Ham United have a slight advantage on the recent form stats, having won 2, lost 2, drawn 1 of their last 5 matches played. Crystal Palace have struggled during their last 5 games played having only managed to win 1, lose 3 and draw 1.

Crystal Palace v West Ham United Match Betting Odds Market

Crystal Palace do have a good record against West Ham United at Selhurst Park Stadium over the years and you have to go way back to 1991 to find the last time that Palace lost at home against West Ham and the online bookmakers seem to reflect this with their current best price on a home win being 19/10 with Sky Bet (£5 Free Bets Each & Every Week for New Customers).

The Draw has been a common result when these two sides have met each other over the years having happened 7 times overall, with 4 of those coming at Selhurst Park Stadium and the current odds of 23/10 with BetVictor (£25 Free Bets for New Customers) could be a sensible cover bet for this one.

West Ham United had a morale boosting victory at home against Fulham over the weekend and with Carlton Cole and Joe Cole both likely to start this game they do look the more likely to win this game on tuesday night and their current best price of 13/8 with Betfred (£25 Free Bets for New Customers) does look the value play here.

Crystal Palace v West Ham United Match Predictions, Tips & First Goal Scorer Bets.

If Crystal Palace are to have any chance of avoiding being relegated at the end of the season back down into the Championship then they must pick up as many points when having home advantage as they can, but with the side having struggled to win just one game at Selhurst Park Stadium and having scored just four times it does seem like a miracle is needed on tuesday night.

West Ham United will obviously be brimming with confidence after their impressive 3-0 victory against Fulham over the weekend, a defeat that inevitably saw Martin Jol sacked as Fulham manager and with Carlton Cole and Joe Cole having both impressed coming on as substitutes in that one I would expect manager Sam Allardyce to reward them by handing them a place in the starting line up for this game and they certainly look the more likely winners of this game on tuesday night.

The goal stats suggest the game should see at least a couple of goals, but with Crystal Palace having only managed to put the ball in the back of the opponents net just four times at home this season it does indicate that West Ham United will be the ones scoring the goals, so betting markets like Both Teams to Score NO, Total Match Goals 2 or 3 and Anytime Goalscorers could be worth a closer look, but for me the visitors look decent value to be on here to secure back to back victories.

Crystal Palace v West Ham United Match Predictions, Tips & First Goal Scorer Bets.

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