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West Ham vs Crystal Palace 30 January 2018: EPL Preview and Predictions

After a little break due to the FA Cup, the English Premier League is back this week. One of the first games this round will be a big London derby as West Ham United plays host to Crystal Palace at London Stadium. Both teams will feel that they can win this game so I am expecting a great contest.

West Ham had a very poor start to the season but the Hammers have turned things around well and are now sitting comfortably midtable. The change in manager has worked a trick and things seem to be good again. Hernandez might be leaving West Ham but even if the Mexican international leaves East London, I think the Hammers will be just fine. That being said, this will be a tough game for West Ham since they will be facing a Crystal Palace side that are in good form also.

Similar to West Ham, Crystal Palace also had a poor start to the season but the Eagles have bounced back very well and are playing the level of football we expected from them at the start of the season. Zaha will stay in South London and with the rest of the players playing well around him, this Crystal Palace side looks very dangerous. Injuries are an issue for Roy Hodgson but I think he has a good enough squad to still get the job done away from home.

I am predicting Crystal Palace will win this game and I think we are getting a good enough price to make this wager. The Eagles just look the better side at the moment and that should be enough to get them a win. This is a big game so I will be expecting goals as well so the over 2.5 goals is another wager in this match which makes sense.

 

Pick:
Crystal Palace

Based in multiple cities around the world, Avijoy is a sports writer and handicapper with over 10 years experience. Avijoy has been at Sports Chat Place since 2015 and has been covering tennis, cricket and soccer. With a degree in statistics, Avijoy provides detailed mathematical edges which allow him to be successful in predicting winners on a consistent basis.   

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