On Saturday the 9th of February Crystal Palace are at home against West Ham in the Premier League with a kick off time of 15:00.
Crystal Palace F.C
Crystal Palace is currently 14th on 26 points in the Premier League but only 4 points above the drop zone so it is crucial they pick up points over the weekend. They are unbeaten in all competition in their last 3 matches and beat Fulham 2-0 in the last EPL game. They play away at Leicester City and they are at home to Manchester United in their next two matches after this. If they are going to stay in the league they need to maintain their current form which should be enough to get them the points they require.
West Ham F.C
West Ham is 6 points above Crystal Palace and two places above them in the Premier League. They will want to maintain that gap so that they do not get sucked into the relegation battle which is why Saturday’s game is vital. They are on 32 points so another couple of wins should be enough so it is important that they do not become complacent and lose focus on the goal. They drew against leader Liverpool 1-1 in their last league match which will give them belief going into the weekends game.
Prediction – Draw
Both teams are evenly matched which is why there are only two places that separate them in the Premier League. Both are capable of scoring along with not the best at defending so I think there will be goals in this match. I think West Ham may get ahead but Palace will pull it back in the second half to make it a 2-2 score draw which would suit both teams given their position in the table.