Crystal Palace will look to get back to winning ways when they welcome Brentford to Selhurst Park on Tuesday.
Venue: Selhurst Park (London)
Crystal Palace have kept six clean sheets in their last eight home games in all competitions.
They have lost only one of their last six home games in the Premier League (W4, D4).
The hosts have only failed to score once in their last ten competitive games.
Brentford are winless in their last two away league games (D1, L1).
The visitors have a 69% unbeaten rate against fellow London clubs in the PL (W6, D3, L4).
They have scored two goals in each of their last two away league games.
Head to head
The two previous meetings between both teams have both ended in a goalless draw.
Latest performances in all competition
Crystal Palace: L-W-W-D-L
Two days after their disappointing loss to defending champions Manchester City, Crystal Palace will look to dust themselves up and go again in their quest for their second win of the Premier League season.
The Eagles who have so far taken four from the first 12 available (W1, D1, L2) looked like they were set to pull off the biggest shock of Game Week three when they led by two goals against Manchester City at the Etihad last Saturday. But a poor second-half showing meant they left home with nothing to show for their first-half endeavours.
They will now attempt to record their second win of the season when they welcome a Brentford side that could be hard to beat on their day.
Patrick Vieira’s side could not score in both of their meetings with the bees last time out. But given that they have now scored in nine of their last ten home games in the league (only Arsenal have kept a clean sheet at Selhurst Park since February), they can be backed to get a goal in this game.
However, they will have to do so without the services of club talisman Wilfried Zaha, who could miss this encounter with a knock just as he did in their defeat at the weekend.
But given that they scored twice at the Etihad even with a blunted strike-force, Crystal Palace will fancy their chances of improving on their meagre 22% win rate in EPL London derbies since the start of the 2020/21 campaign (W5, D8, L10).
Possible Crystal Palace starting line-up
Vicente Guaita; Nathaniel Clyne, Joachim Andersen, Marc Guehi, Chris Richards; Cheick Doucoure, Jeffrey Schlupp; Eberechi Eze, Jordan Ayew, Michael Olise; Odsonne Edouard.
Injured: Jack Butland, Nathan Ferguson, James McArthur, James Tomkins, Tyrick Mitchell, Wilfried Zaha
Brentford will look to get their second win of the season when they make the short trip across London to face Palace.
Thomas Frank’s side have made a decent start to the season, having picked up five points from their opening four games.
They come into this tie on the back of a disappointing 1-1 draw with Everton. After the game, the Bees boss said that the fact his side failed to win would “be an unknown mystery forever,” given their display.
He will now hope that his side can reproduce the performance at home to Frank Lamaprd’s side, albeit with a better result when they play Vieira’s side.
But considering that each of their meetings with Palace has resulted in a stalemate, one can envision another low-scoring encounter. However, four goals in their last two away games suggest that the visitors have found their scoring touch away from home and so they might trouble the Palace back-line.
Possible Brentford starting line-up
David Raya; Aaron Hickey, Ben Mee, Zánka, Rico Henry; Christian Norgaard, Joshua Dasilva, Mathias Jensen; Ivan Toney, Yoane Wissa, Bryan Mbeumo.
Injured: Sergi Canos, Ethan Pinnock, Kristoffer Ajer, Pontus Jansson
Crystal Palace 2-2 Brentford