David Moyes’ West Ham will be looking to bounce back from the loss at Old Trafford when they host their London rivals Crystal Palace at the London Stadium on Sunday at 15:00 GMT.
Will West Ham Get Their Winning Habits Back in the Derby?
David Moyes will be frustrated with the form of West Ham thus far this season. They were expected to challenge for the top four again this season, but they are currently 10 points off the pace.
West Ham will be looking to regain their consistency when they host the impressive Crystal Palace that are currently two points ahead of Moyes’ side on the table.
Can Crystal Palace make it Two Consecutive Wins in the League?
Patrick Vieira’s side have not hit the consistency levels they are looking for. However, they have lost just once in their last five outings, highlighting their good run of form.
Vieira and his charges will be looking to claim another scalp when they face West Ham on Sunday. Vieira will be focused on the energy levels, tempo, and aggression off the ball to drive his side to the three points they are focused on.
The Hammers have won four times, drawn twice, and lost seven times in their 13 fixtures in the league this season. They have scored 11 times while conceding 13 goals in this run.
Moyes’ charges have amassed 14 points and dropped 25 in the process. They currently sit 13th on the table, 10 points off the top four and just 2 points above the drop zone.
In their last five matches, they have won just twice, drawn once, and lost twice. They have collected 7 points and dropped 8 in the process.
Patrick Vieira’s side have won four matches, drawn four times, and lost four, out of their opening 12 fixtures in the league this term. They have notched 13 times while letting in 16 times in this run.
Palace have collected 16 points out of the available 36 in the league. With this run, they presently occupy the 10th position on the log, five points above the drop zone.
In their last five matches, they have won three times, drawn once, and lost once.
Possible Starting Lineups
L. Fabianski; A. Cresswell, K. Zouma, C. Dawson, T. Kehrer; D. Rice, T. Soucek; S. Benrahma, F. Downes, J. Bowen; G. Scamacca
V. Guaita; J. Ward, J. Andersen, M. Guehi, T. Mitchell; J. Schlupp, L. Milivojevic, E. Eze; M. Olise, O. Edouard, W. Zaha
Players to Watch
With 2 goals in 11 appearances for West Ham this season, the Italian international forward is getting better and better.
Scamacca will be crucial for the Hammers on Sunday against the Eagles; he will offer physicality and pace up front, while also being a goal-scoring threat.
With 5 goals in 11 appearances in the league for Palace, Zaha has been a talisman for the team this term.
His pace and goal threat will be important for Palace against West Ham on Sunday.
West Ham will look to be solid and compact against Palace as they look to keep a clean sheet and win the clash.
Palace will look to display high energy, tempo, and solidity against West Ham.
West Ham will have enough to win this match and take three points.
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