West Ham United vs. Crystal Palace: Premier League – Match Preview

West Ham United will look to build on their superb start to the season when they host Crystal Palace.

Leicester City were blown away by West Ham last Monday, losing 4-1 with Ayoze Perez sent off in the first half.

Goals from Pablo Fornals, Said Benrahma and a Michail Antonio brace secured an easy win for the Hammers.

Crystal Palace are yet to score a goal this term and were held to a 0-0 draw at home by Brentford last weekend.

They were also beaten in the EFL midweek, going down 1-0 to Watford.

Match history
West Ham took four points of Crystal Palace last term, including a 3-2 win at Selhurst Park with Tomas Soucek scoring twice.

Sebastian Haller scored a stunning over head in the meeting last term, cancelling out Christian Benteke’s opener.

Last five Premier League meetings
Crystal Palace 2 West Ham United 3 – 26/01/21
West Ham United 1 Crystal Palace 1 – 16/12/20
Crystal Palace 2 West Ham United 1 – 26/12/19
West Ham United 1 Crystal Palace 2 – 05/10/19
Crystal Palace 1 West Ham United 1 – 09/02/19

Team news
Following two wins and eight goals, West Ham are likely to name an unchanged XI here.

The Hammers are reportedly close to signing Kurt Zouma from Chelsea and he could make the squad.

Eberechi Eze and Michael Olise will miss out again for the visitors.

Conor Gallagher has been Palace’s best player this season and will continue in midfield.

Expected starting XI’s
West Ham United (4-2-3-1): Fabianski; Coufal, Dawson, Ogbonna, Cresswell; Soucek, Rice; Bowen, Benrahma, Fornals; Antonio
Crystal Palace (4-3-3): Guaita; Ward, Anderson, Guehi, Mitchell; McArthur, Kouyate, Gallagher; Zaha, Benteke, Schlupp


Result: West Ham United
Hard to look past a home win here with the Hammers making a superb start to the season

Correct Score: 2-1
Both teams have scored in the last eight league meetings between the two

Anytime Goalscorer: Said Benrahma
The Algerian has scored in back to back matches this season already

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