Kick-off: 1500, 08/12/2018
Stadium: London Stadium
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What Trueform says for West Ham vs Crystal Palace
West Ham made Cardiff pay the penalty as they scored three goals for the second successive Premier League game.
Crystal Palace failed to make their numerical advantage count as they went down 3-1 to Brighton, who had Shane Duffy sent off in the 28th minute with the Seagulls leading 1-0.
The momentum is with the Hammers, so 6/5 they secure a third successive win gets the nod for our initial West Ham vs Crystal Palace prediction.
A Look At West Ham United’s Betting Odds
West Ham made it back-to-back Premier League wins for the first time in almost two years by beating Cardiff on Tuesday night, which gave us a trio of successful bets.
Two goals from Lucas Perez – his first in the top flight for precisely 700 days – and Michail Antonio’s first league goal of the campaign lifted the Hammers towards mid-table as they survived a missed Joe Ralls penalty with the game goalless.
With fixtures against Palace, Fulham, Watford, Burnley and Southampton to come in December, Manuel Pellegrini’s side should be targeting a place in the top half by the turn of the year.
Antonio said: “We need to take points from the teams around us in the next few games and see how high we can go in the league.”
West Ham are assessing a hamstring injury to key forward Marko Arnautovic which could rule him out of the festive period.
But with Perez a more than able deputy, as well as the likes of Javier Hernandez, Felipe Anderson and Robert Snodgrass in their attack, they should have enough to cope.
Palace, meanwhile, have only scored seven times in eight games on the road, but have failed to find the net just twice – at Everton and Manchester United.
Looking at the West Ham vs Cardiff odds, let’s add the home side to win and over 2.5 goals at 12/5 to our selections.
Last West Ham line-up: Fabianski, Antonio, Diop, Ogbonna, Masuaka, Snodgrass, Noble, Rice, Felipe Anderson, Arnautovic, Hernandez.
A Look At Crystal Palace’s Betting Odds
Palace were unable to build on their goalless draw at Manchester United and dominant display in defeating Burnley as they were put to the sword by 10-man Brighton.
The Eagles were trailing 1-0 when Duffy was dismissed with more than an hour remaining, but then found themselves 3-0 down at the break, with Luka Milivojevic netting just a late consolation from the penalty spot.
It was a fourth defeat in five away games for Palace – scoring just three goals and conceding 10 – and boss Roy Hodgson wants his players to quickly get the performance out of their system.
He told the club’s official website: “All we can do now is pick ourselves up and remember how well we are capable of playing.
“We have to make certain that we are learning lessons that are there to be learnt and put this game behind us so that it doesn’t have any effect in the games to come.”
With games against Manchester City and Chelsea to come before the turn of the year, Palace know they need to pick up some points in these kind of matches.
But we will round off our West Ham vs Crystal Palace betting tips by going for a 2-1 win for the hosts at 33/4.
Last Palace line-up: Hennessey, Wan-Bissaka, Tomkins, Sakho, Van Aanholt, McArthur, Kouyate, Milivojevic, Meyer, Townsend, Zaha.
WEST HAM 3-1 Cardiff – Lucas Perez (2), Michail Antonio
Brighton 3-1 CRYSTAL PALACE – Luka Milivojevic (pen)
Head-to-head: West Ham 1-1 Crystal Palace, Crystal Palace 2-2 West Ham, West Ham 3-0 Crystal Palace, Crystal Palace 0-1 West Ham, West Ham 2-2 Crystal Palace, Crystal Palace 1-3 West Ham
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