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Date: 30 December 2023
Kick-Off: 15:00 UK, 16:00 CET
Venue: Selhurst Park
Crystal Palace vs Brentford: Top free betting tips
Crystal Palace face Brentford on Saturday 30 October in the Premier League in a London derby between two teams who are in dire league form. The match isn't expected to be the prettiest of games with the result more important to both teams over performance. With that said, our Crystal Palace vs Brentford prediction is for Roy Hodgson and the Eagles to pick up a long-overdue victory at home to send their fans into the new year in high spirits.
Match result prediction: Crystal Palace to win
Crystal Palace are in desperately poor form and haven't won a single Premier League match in their last eight outings. Despite their poor form, they have been unlucky a few times in recent weeks and will feel like they could and should have beaten Chelsea last time out. Brentford are also in poor form with six losses in their last seven league matches and they were thumped 4-1 by Wolves last time out. Palace look the more likely to turn things around at present which is why we're leaning towards them here.
Total goals prediction: Over 2.5 goals
Neither Crystal Palace nor Brentford have struggled in front of goal in recent weeks with the issue for both clubs revolving around keeping the ball out of the net at the other end. Palace have conceded two or more goals in four of their five last Premier League matches while Brentford have conceded nine goals in their last four Premier League outings.
Correct score prediction: Crystal Palace 2-1 Brentford
Roy Hodgson may well need a win here to keep his job and we are anticipating that his Crystal Palace team will deliver him one. The Eagles are returning to full strength in terms of player availability while Brentford are still missing several key players. Additionally, the Bees have only picked up seven points on the road all season.
Crystal Palace vs Brentford team news
Crystal Palace predicted lineup vs Brentford
The returns of Eberechi Eze and Michael Olise have unquestionably made Palace more of a threat going forward and the pair are both nailed on to start against Brentford. Hodgson remains without Cheick Doucoure, Joel Ward, Odsonne Edouard and Jesurun Rak-Sakyi while Rod Holding will face a late fitness test to see if he can play against the Bees.
Henderson – Clyne, Andersen, Guehi, Mitchell – Richards, Lerma – Olise, Eze, Ayew – Mateta
Brentford predicted lineup vs Crystal Palace
Brentford's injury problems have been stacking up in recent weeks and Thomas Frank will be without plenty of his big hitters for the trip across London on Saturday. Rico Lewis, Kevin Schade, Aaron Hickey, Bryan Mbuemo, Kristoffer and Josh Dasilva are all out injured while Ivan Toney and Ben Mee are missing due to suspension. One returning player is Frank Onyeka who missed the loss to Fulham with a suspension of his own.
Flekken – Roerslev, Collins, Mee, Ghoddos – Janelt, Norgaard, Jensen- Wissa, Maupay, Damsgaard
Crystal Palace vs Brentford: What the fans think
Apathy setting in with Palace fans
I just want to be able to look forward to seeing palace play on the weekend. Even if we didn't always get the results like in 21/22 at least I looked forward to 3pm on a Saturday. Could not feel more apathetic to this club.
— J (@jpbscpfc) December 28, 2023
Bees bemoan defensive issues
Unless they sort out their personnel at tge back its just more pain to follow. Toney won't stop them letting goals in.
— brian keely (@briankeely) December 28, 2023
How far will Brentford fans travel to Selhurst Park?
Brentford fans have a relatively short journey to look forward to on Saturday as they travel across London to Selhurst Park. The journey is only around 14 miles in total and it will take the travelling Bees around 45 minutes if they are going via car or coach. For fans travelling on the train, they will need to get on a London overground service to Selhurst and then walk to the stadium.
Crystal Palace vs Brentford: Tickets
Despite their poor form, Crystal Palace have managed to sell out all tickets for the game against Brentford. The club have told Gold members and season ticket holders to check the ticket resale section of their website for any returns that may pop up. Brentford were given an allocation of 2864 tickets for this fixture and all of these tickets have been sold to season ticket holders.