Kick-off: 1730, 05/10/2019
Stadium: London Stadium
TV: Sky Sports
West Ham have gone eight games against Crystal Palace without tasting defeat and are taken to shade their latest encounter at London Stadium.
The Hammers won 3-2 when these teams met here last season and the feeling is that they have also made slightly more progress again this term.
Punters can get Evens for United to come out on top again and that is a solid West Ham vs Crystal Palace prediction.
A Look At West Ham United’s Betting Odds
West Ham followed up an excellent 2-0 triumph over Manchester United at this venue by securing a decent 2-2 draw at Bournemouth.
Goals from Andriy Yarmolenko and Aaron Cresswell helped us to land a hat-trick of successful bets at Vitality Stadium, including a 21/2 correct score pay-out.
The Hammers did suffer a blow when losing Lukasz Fabianski to a hip injury during that contest, but Manuel Pellegrini has faith in replacement keeper Roberto.
He said of the former Benfica, Olympiacos and Malaga shot-stopper: “Roberto is a great goalkeeper. He has a brilliant career in a lot of different countries.
“I know him a lot, that’s why he came here. I trust him a lot and I’m sure he will replace Lukasz in the way he knows how to do it.”
One major boost has been Yarmolenko’s return from a torn Achilles, with the Ukraine international netting in three of his last four league matches.
“Andriy’s a special player,” added Pellegrini. “I think that we brought him here because he’s a very technical midfielder, but in his complete career he always adds goals.”
Looking at the West Ham vs Crystal Palace odds, we like 6/1 for Yarmolenko to open the scoring.
Last West Ham line-up: Fabianski, Cresswell, Ogbonna, Diop, Fredericks, Anderson, Noble, Fornals, Rice, Yarmolenko, Haller.
Fabianski is expected to be sidelined for up to three months, while defender Winston Reid remains on the long-term injury list.
Midfielder Jack Wilshere is back to full fitness, although he recently missed a day of training with a slight muscle twinge.
A Look At Crystal Palace’s Betting Odds
Crystal Palace also did us a favour when beating Norwich 2-0 at Selhurst Park, with our preview of that match featuring another three winning bets.
Wilfried Zaha was instrumental in that victory, playing a part in winning a spot-kick which Luka Milivojevic scored in the 21st minute, before setting up Andros Townsend in the second minute of stoppage time.
Roy Hodgson said: “At the start of the season, in the first two games perhaps, he wasn’t the Wilf we know and love, but since then he has been the Wilf we know and love.
“Like I have said right the way through, he is a player we need and one we are very, very loathe to lose.
“I am realistic and I understand that one day we might not be able to bat off the interest in him, but luckily we did in the summer and, to his credit, he has got his head around that.”
Palace pulled off a smash-and-grab success at Manchester United in August, but they have lost their other two away games at Sheffield United and Tottenham.
We’re prepared to take them on again at a ground where they have found life tough, so 8/1 for the Hammers to claim a 2-1 home win completes our West Ham vs Crystal Palace betting tips.
Last Crystal Palace line-up: Guaita, Ward, Van Aanholt, Schlupp, Cahill, Kelly, Milivojevic, Kouyate, McArthur, Ayew, Zaha.
Palace will be without Milivojevic, who serves a one-match ban following a fifth caution, so Victor Camarasa could come into contention for a midfield berth.
Defender Mamadou Sakho remains unavailable as he recovers from a muscular strain. Forward Connor Wickham has returned to training following an ankle problem.
Bournemouth 2-2 WEST HAM – Andriy Yarmolenko, Aaron Cresswell
CRYSTAL PALACE 2-0 Norwich – Luka Milivojevic (pen), Andros Townsend
Head-to-head: Palace 1-1 West Ham, West Ham 3-2 Palace, West Ham 1-1 Palace, Palace 2-2 West Ham
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