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Crystal Palace vs West Ham Prediction, Free Betting Tips & Odds

Date: 3rd December 2023
Kick-Off:  14:00 UK, 15:00 CET
Venue: London Stadium
TV: Sky Sports Main Event

West Ham vs Crystal Palace: Top free betting tips

West Ham take on Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Sunday 3rd of December with the away side in need of a win to alleviate building pressure on Roy Hodgson. Our West Ham vs Crystal Palace prediction is for a close, low-scoring affair between a tired team and one lacking in confidence.

Match result prediction: West Ham to win

West Ham are going about their work nicely this season and are in no danger whatsoever of being involved in a relegation battle again like last season. On Thursday, they secured safe passage through to the knockout stages of the Europa League with a 1-0 away from home, their fourth consecutive win in all competitions. Crystal Palace, meanwhile, have lost four of their last five matches in all competitions.

Total goals prediction: Under 2.5 goals

Neither side are known for being high scorers with West Ham are the second lowest scorers in the top nine while only Burnley, Sheffield United and Luton have scored fewer goals than Crystal Palace in the Premier League this season.

Correct score prediction: West Ham 2-0 Crystal Palace

Quite simply, West Ham are in far better form than Crystal Palace and should win this game fairly comfortably. The Hammers may have played in Greece on Thursday night but the fact they won the game and secured qualification should give them a wave of momentum to ride coming into this London derby.

London Stadium, home of West Ham | West Ham vs Crystal Palace predictions
London Stadium, home of West Ham – Photo by Icon Sport

West Ham vs Crystal Palace team news

West Ham predicted lineup vs Crystal Palace

David Moyes will start yet another match without his first-choice centre forward, Michail Antonio, at the weekend so Danny Ings could be in line for a rare start after teenager Divin Mubama was given the nod on Thursday night. Mohammed Kudus, Vladimir Coufal and Edson Alvarez all missed the match on Thursday with a bug but could return here.

Areola – Johnson, Zouma, Aguerd, Emerson – Alvarez, Ward-Prowse, Soucek – Kudus, Ings, Paqueta

Crystal Palace predicted lineup vs West Ham

Roy Hodgson could have done without more injury woes but Eberechi Eze and Cheick Doucoure look set to miss this match after they were both taken off with injuries last weekend. They join the likes of Rob Holding and Dean Henderson in the treatment room. With Eze out, Will Hughes will likely come into the team to play just behind Odsonne Edouard up front.

Johnstone – Ward, Andersen, Guehi, Mitchell – Lerma, Schlupp, Hughes – Olise, Edouard, Ayew

Is Jarrod Bowen fit?

Jarrod Bowen didn't travel to Serbia for the game on Thursday night and David Moyes has provided an update on the winger ahead of the clash with Crystal Palace. Bowen is still suffering with a knee problem but he will be assessed before kick-off to see if he can feature.

West Ham vs Crystal Palace: What the fans think

Hammers want revenge

Palace fans not impressed

How far will Crystal Palace fans travel to West Ham?

Crystal Palace fans won't have to make much of a journey to get to the London Stadium on Sunday. Palace are based in South London, whereas the London Stadium is situated in East London so for most fans it will be a case of getting the London underground to the match. Alternatively, the club are running coaches for travelling supporters to take them directly to the stadium. The Palace fans will be situated in the upper and lower tier of the Sir Trevor Brooking Stand.

West Ham vs Crystal Palace: Tickets

West Ham vs Crystal Palace is a sell out with both sets of supporters selling all tickets for the match. West Ham fans are still able to purchase some hospitality tickets for the game and can do so by visiting the club's official website. Crystal Palace's away allocation was sold out with all tickets going to eligible season ticket holders. As it's a derby, there are plenty of tickets being advertised on the black market – exercise caution here.

FAQs: West Ham vs Crystal Palace

Who is the referee? Michael Oliver will referee the fixture.

Who are the managers? Roy Hodgson is the Crystal Palace manager and David Moyes in the West Ham boss.

Where is the match being played? The game is being played at the London Stadium.

How big is the London Stadium? The London Stadium has a capacity of 60,000 for football matches.

Andy Delaney

Andy is a freelance sports writer with ten years of experience covering major sporting events across Europe. He has also been a season ticket holder at Old Trafford since 2008 and has visited over 40 football stadiums in the United Kingdom and abroad following the Reds.

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