Palace (A) – Preview, Predictions, Injury News & More

21 Apr, 2024
written by AD Hammer

Palace (A) – Preview, Predictions, Injury News & More

 

 

It’s been a difficult week as we went out of Europe and dropped behind in the chase for qualifying again next year. The manner of the defeats to both Leverkusen away and Fulham were disappointing but the players gave us some hope with an incredible first half performance against the Germans in the second leg, signs of how we can play when on the front foot.

What we did find out, if we didn’t already know, was that we need to rely on the bench if we are going to play a high energy game, meaning we need to keep fringe players motivated and not flog to death the same eleven week in week out.

It’s back to the Premier League today, with our dwindling hopes of European qualification hanging by a thread. A win against Palace is essential if we are going to remain in the chase, anything else and it is almost certainly over, bearing in mind our remaining fixtures.

 

Our Predictions

ADHammer : 2-2 Draw
Doddsy: 3-3 Draw
Nigel: 2-1 to West Ham

 

Pundit Predictions

Chris Sutton: 2-1 to Palace
Paul Merson: 2-0 to West Ham
Lawro: 1-1 Draw

Your Prediction

 

Opta Stats Probability

West Ham win 37%
Draw 29%
Palace win 33%

Odds (SkyBet)

Palace win 11/8
Draw 12/5
West Ham win 2/1

 

Injury & Squad News

West Ham:
Paqueta and Emerson return after missing out on Thursday due to suspensions. George Earthy is ruled out, late fitness tests will probably decide 5 other players, with their supposed chances of being available here: Bowen (75%), Areola (50%), Dinos (50%), Aguerd (25%) and Phillips (25%).

Palace:
May have up to to 8 players out. Sam Johnstone, Franca, Doucoure, Lerma & Guehi are not expected to figure, while Richards, Hughes and Ward are likely to have late fitness tests.

 

Premier Form

West Ham: D-D-L-D-W-L
West ham are currently sitting 14th in the form table after the home defeat to Fulham last weekend.

Palace: L-D-D-L-L-W
Palace are a place behind us in the form table, but gained a remarkable 1-0 win at Anfield last weekend.

 

Previous 6 Meetings At Palace

Apr 23: Palace 4 West Ham 3
Jan 22: Palace 2 West Ham 3
Jan 21: Palace 2 West Ham 3
Dec 19: Palace 2 West Ham 1
Feb 19: Palace 1 West Ham 1
Oct 17: Palace 2 West Ham 2

 

What Results Do For West Ham

Win: A win takes us above both United and Newcastle into 6th spot, having played two games more.
Draw: A draw would mean we stay in eighth.
Lose:  A loss would mean we stay in eighth but would see us drop to ninth if Chelsea get at least a point at Arsenal Tuesday.

 

Videos

Doddsy’s Pre-Match Conference

Jan 22 – Palace 2 West Ham 3 

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