Few would chastise the Match of the Day producers for pencilling West Ham v Crystal Palace in for the last slot of the transmission, but the sides’ East End tussle will call for a hasty rejig of the running order come Saturday tea time.
West Ham have served up over 2.5 goals worth of drama to their bubble-blowing die-hards in 13 of their 20 home-turf trials this season.
Backing another three-plus strike bonanza at 6/5 against Crystal Palace may seem like folly given Chelsea are the only side to have shipped fewer league goals than the Eagles since Tony Pulis arrived in SE29.
Yet Palace are in increasingly incisive nick at present and go seeking their fifth successive Premier League victory, along with a third away win in a row.
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The Eagles are buzzing and, having circumvented the 2.5 goal mark by themselves on their last two road trips, there’s little to say they can’t become the eighth away side to hit three against the Irons this term.
If the euphoria of becoming only the fourth team in the last two seasons to win a league game at Goodison Park has left the visitors drained then West Ham have a fair shout of helping the wager over the line.
Ten of their 20 home outings this term have seen them register two goals or more and the return of pony-tailed colossus Andy Carroll has only strengthened the whiff of goals around Sam Allardyce’s charges.
Seven of the Hammers’ eight games since the Geordie beanpole returned to the starting line-up following a lengthy spell out injured have produced three goals or more.
Both sides bagged in each and every one of that septet, making a supplementary punt on the handsome 9/10 about goals for everyone an enticing little side wager to boot.