West Ham v Crystal Palace betting tips: Hammers face bogey side
Preview and odds for Saturday’s Premier League clash
Top-of-the-table West Ham will hope to gain maximum points over Crystal Palace in Saturday’s London derby, so we have examined the odds to find some West Ham v Crystal Palace betting tips.
The Hammers have scored four goals in each of their two opening wins, while the Eagles are still searching for their first goal of the season after a defeat at Chelsea and a goalless draw with Brentford.
Saturday’s match, which takes place at the London Stadium, kicks off at 3pm.
West Ham v Crystal Palace match odds
West Ham hope to head into the international break unbeaten and are 4/7 favourites to beat Crystal Palace.
Having lost their opening two games last season, West Ham are looking to win each of their opening three games to a league campaign for the third time in their history – the last time they achieved this in the top flight was 1983-84.
The Hammers twice came from behind to win 4-2 at Newcastle on opening weekend, and then took apart 10-man European hopefuls Leicester 4-1 at home on Monday.
David Moyes’ side made the most of Ayoze Perez’s first-half dismissal after the Spanish winger lunged in on Pablo Fornals and stamped on his ankle, an incident spotted by VAR.
Palace have had a slow start to the new season under new manager Patrick Vieira as they have picked up just one point from two matches.
They suffered a 3-0 loss to Chelsea on the opening day before then playing out a goalless draw with Brentford at Selhurst Park on the weekend.
The Eagles are winless in their last 10 Premier League London derbies (D5 L5), scoring just seven goals and conceding 19 in these matches.
They also slipped to a 1-0 defeat at Watford in the League Cup on Tuesday thanks to Ashley Fletcher’s late goal on his debut.
“When you look at the last two games we played, we had the balls inside the box. But we need to change our mentality to be more aggressive in the opposition half, to be more aggressive in the opposition box.” 🗣#CPFC | https://t.co/utMcYSDkhb
— Crystal Palace F.C. (@CPFC) August 25, 2021
West Ham v Crystal Palace head-to-head
West Ham won 3-2 in their last Premier League meeting with Crystal Palace, who have been something of a thorn in their side in recent season. Only once before have they won consecutive matches against the Eagles in the Premier League (2016-17).
Palace have lost just two of their last eight visits to the Hammers in the Premier League (W3 D3) and are 6/4 to win or draw the game on the Double Chance market in the West Ham v Crystal Palace betting tips.
Both teams have scored in each of the last eight Premier League meetings and it is 20/23 that this trend continues.
West Ham v Crystal Palace key battles
Two late goals from West Ham’s Michail Antonio put a sheen on their win over Leicester, but there is no denying the striker’s threat.
Palace defenders Joachim Andersen and Marc Guehi boast an excellent passing range and are a massive boost to their side’s creativity, but how they cope with Antonio will go a long way to determining the outcome.
The former Nottingham Forest man has been involved in 10 goals in his last nine Premier League appearances (six goals, four assists), including five in two games this term, and is 11/8 to score at any time against Palace and 7/2 to score the first goal.
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication