2019-20 Premier League – Crystal Palace vs West Ham Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Crystal Palace vs West Ham kick off? Thursday 26th December, 2019 – 15:00 (UK)

Where is Crystal Palace vs West Ham being played? Selhurst Park

What TV channel is Crystal Palace vs West Ham on in the UK? Amazon Prime Video

Where can I stream Crystal Palace vs West Ham in the UK? This match can be streamed live to subscribers of Amazon Prime

Where can I get tickets for Crystal Palace vs West Ham?

Crystal Palace – https://tickets.cpfc.co.uk/events.aspx

West Ham – https://www.whufc.com/tickets/match-tickets

What was the score in the last meeting between Crystal Palace & West Ham? West Ham 1-2 Crystal Palace

THE TEAM NEWS

CRYSTAL PALACE

  • Palace's good recent run of two wins and two draws came to an end last time out as they slipped to a narrow 1-0 loss away to Newcastle.
  • With so many absentees, Roy Hodgson has little room for rotation right now and that is likely to be the case again as they welcome West Ham.
  • Sakho has completed his suspension and will return to the defence allowing Kouyate to move back into midfield with McCarthy dropping out.

Predicted line-up (4-5-1): Guaita; Kelly, Tomkins, Sakho, Van Aanholt; Ayew, McArthur, Milivojevic, Kouyate, Zaha; Benteke

Unavailable: Ward (Injured), Schlupp (Injured), Cahill (Injured), Townsend (Injured), Dann (Injured)

Doubtful: Riedewald (Injured)

WEST HAM

  • West Ham will be well rested after their match before Christmas was postponed due to Liverpool's commitments in the FIFA Club World Cup.
  • They come off an excellent 0-1 win away to Southampton and they will now look to build that and create some momentum in the festive period.
  • They have an injury concern over goalkeeper Martin who has a muscular problem so Roberto may come back into the side if he is deemed unfit.

Predicted line-up (4-4-2): Martin; Fredericks, Balbuena, Ogbonna, Cresswell; Snodgrass, Noble, Rice, Pablo Fornals; Antonio, Haller

Unavailable: Fabianski (Injured), Lanzini (Injured)

Doubtful: Martin (Injured), Wilshere (Injured), Reid (Injured), Felipe Anderson (Illness)

THE PREDICTION

West Ham come into this game with the benefit of ten days' rest so Manuel Pellegrini will be demanding a fast start. They remain wildly unpredictable however though this match at Palace may be somewhat cagey and lacking quality in the final third so this is highly unlikely to be a shootout.

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