West Ham and Crystal Palace will square up this Sunday in the second of the two London derbies holding this weekend in the Premier League.
Venue: London Stadium (London)
West Ham have kept three clean sheets in their last five games in all competitions.
The hosts have won their last six games at home.
They are unbeaten in seven games at home in all competitions (W6, D1).the Hammers have scored 2+ goals in five of their last six home games.
Crystal Palace have won a joint league-best three games when conceding the opening goal this season (W3, L2).
The Eagles are winless in their last seven away league games (D4, L3).
They have failed to score in their last three away games.
West Ham’s Michail Antonio has contributed to 15 goals in his last 19 London derby appearances (G8, A7).
Palace’s Odsonne Édouard has scored all nine of his PL goals in the capital.
Head to head
In 22 Premier League meetings between both sides, West Ham have nine wins while Crystal Palace have six wins (D7).
Latest performances in all competitions
West Ham: W-L-W-W-L
Crystal Palace: W-L-W-D-L
West Ham will be in search of their fifth win in the Premier League when they welcome Patrick Vieira’s Crystal Palace side to the London Stadium.
The Hammers continued their poor start to the season with yet another loss to Manchester United last weekend. Marcus Rashford scored the only goal of the tie as the Hammers fell to their seventh loss of the season.
The loss to Manchester United condemned David Moyes’ side to a 13th-place position in the EPL table, with just three points separating them from 18th-placed Leicester City.
With the Hammers having only recently climbed out of the relegation places, David Moyes will be keen to see his side continue their climb up the tables.
Meanwhile, they continued their fine form in the UEFA Europa Conference League where they are yet to taste defeat, by taking maximum points against FCSB last Thursday.
The win saw the Hammers maintain a 100% record in the competition by winning all their games to book a place in the knockout rounds of the UEFA Europa Conference League. David Moyes will hope to see his side bring that European form home and push for a win against Crystal Palace. Given that they have won their last six home games, they will fancy their chances of getting another win here as they chase a club record of seven consecutive wins at home.
Possible West Ham starting line-up
Alphonse Areola; Thilo Kehrer, Craig Dawson, Kurt Zouma, Aaron Cresswell; Tomáš Souček, Declan Rice; Jarrod Bowen, Pablo Fornals, Saïd Benrahma; Gianluca Scamacca.
Injured: Lukasz Fabianski
Doubtful: Lucas Paqueta, Maxwel Cornet
Crystal Palace, on the other hand, will be looking to build on their latest win over Southampton last weekend.
Odsonne Edouard gave the Eagles the lead in the 38th minute, by finishing off a fine team move after some fine work by Wilfried Zaha, who found Tyrell Mitchel down the channel, who in turn laid it off for the French attacker to slam home.
Crystal Palace will now look to secure yet another win when they travel to London, but with one win in their last five meetings with the Hammers, Patrick Vieira’s team have their work cut out for them when they take to the field at the London Stadium.
Given that David Moyes’ side are currently in good shape at home while Palace are struggling away from home, it will be hard to predict anything than another loss for the visitors who have not beaten their hosts in their last four meetings (D2, L2).
With the World Cup and the festive season nearly upon us, Vieira will be eager to see his side hold down a good spot on the table before the domestic games are halted. And so, this penultimate game before the break is a must-win for Palace who are still looking for their first away league win since April.
Possible Crystal Palace starting line-up
Vincente Guaita; Joel Ward, Joachim Andersen, Marc Guehi, Tyrick Mitchell; Luka Milivojevic; Michael Olise, Jeffrey Schlupp,, Eberechi Eze, Wilfried Zaha; Odsonne Edouard.
Injured: Chris Richards, James McArthur
Doubtful: Cheick Doukouré, Nathan Ferguson
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West Ham 2-0 Crystal Palace