Crystal Palace vs West Ham prediction, odds & betting tips – 21/04/2024

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Crystal Palace - West Ham

England Premier League - Selhurst Park

Crystal Palace vs West Ham prediction
Jordan Ayew of Crystal Palace and Lucas Paqueta of West Ham United compete for the ball – Photo by Icon Sport

Here are our Premier League predictions for West Ham's trip to Selhurst Park to face Crystal Palace on Sunday. The Eagles will be looking to build upon their fantastic win at Anfield last weekend as they prepare to take on a West Ham side that are bound to have some tired legs due to their European commitments.

Crystal Palace vs West Ham predictions: Palace to add to Hammers' woes

Crystal Palace vs West Ham Predictions
Our pick

🔥 Hot Tip

Under 2.5 Goals

⚽ Correct Score prediction

Crystal Palace 1-0 West Ham

⚽ Anytime Goalscorer prediction

Jean-Philippe Mateta

Key Stats

  • Five of Crystal Palace's last six competitive and non-competitive fixtures have produced under 2.5 goals, while four of West Ham's last six fixtures in league and cup have witnessed fewer than three goals.
  • The Eagles are unbeaten in their last three meetings with West Ham, picking up two wins and a draw. Three of Crystal Palace's last five fixtures have produced scorelines of 1-0 and the Hammers have failed to score in their last two games against Fulham and the first leg of their Europa League tie with Bayer Leverkusen.
  • Jean-Philippe Mateta joint-top scores for Crystal Palace this season with seven goals and the French striker has found the back of the net in five of his last ten appearances for the Eagles.

Pre-game odds and win probability: The bookmakers fancy a home win

  • HOME: 5/4 (2.25) – 44.4%
  • DRAW: 13/5 (3.60) – 27.8%
  • AWAY: 44/19 (3.32) – 30.2%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

Crystal Palace are the expected winners of this game with a probability of 44.4%, but we are expecting this game to be close and competitive throughout.

The Eagles secured a surprise 1-0 win against Liverpool last time out, while West Ham were beaten 2-0 in their own backyard by Fulham.

For more football betting tips on the game, check out the Both Teams to Score market. You can back BTTS in this game at 4/6 (1.67) which has a probability of 60%, but if, like us, you want to go the other way and back BTTS – No the odds stand at 5/4 (2.25) with a probability of 44.4%.

Last five H2Hs: West Ham lead

England Premier League 03/12/23

West Ham

West Ham

1
Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace

1

England Premier League 29/04/23

Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace

4
West Ham

West Ham

3

England Premier League 06/11/22

West Ham

West Ham

1
Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace

2

England Premier League 01/01/22

Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace

2
West Ham

West Ham

3

England Premier League 28/08/21

West Ham

West Ham

2
Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace

2

The Hammers have won 15, drawn 14 and lost 11 of their last 40 matches against Crystal Palace but the pair played out a 1-1 draw in December's reverse league fixture.

Team news and form guide

Crystal Palace: Back to winning ways

The hosts are expected to be without the likes of Sam Johnstone, Cheick Doucoure, Marc Guehi, Rob Holding, Christopher Richards, Jesurun Rak-Sakyi and Matheus Franca due to injury.

Predicted lineup: Henderson (GK), Clyne, Andersen, Muñoz, Mitchell, Hughes, Lerma, Eze, Olise, Wharton & Mateta 

England Premier League 19/05/24

W

Aston Villa

Aston Villa

0

Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace

5

England Premier League 11/05/24

W

Wolverhampton

Wolverhampton

1

Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace

3

England Premier League 06/05/24

W

Man Utd

Man Utd

0

Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace

4

England Premier League 27/04/24

D

Fulham

Fulham

1

Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace

1

England Premier League 24/04/24

W

Newcastle

Newcastle

0

Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace

2

West Ham: One win in last six

The Hammers have injury concerns over several key first team players including Jarrod Bowen, Kalvin Phillips, Konstantinos Mavropanos, Alphonse Areola and George Earthy.

Predicted lineup: Fabiański (GK), Coufal, Emerson, Aguerd, Zouma, Ward-Prowse, Paquetá, Álvarez, Kudus, Antonio & Ings

England Premier League 19/05/24

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Man City

Man City

3

West Ham

West Ham

1

England Premier League 11/05/24

W

Luton

Luton

1

West Ham

West Ham

3

England Premier League 05/05/24

L

Chelsea

Chelsea

5

West Ham

West Ham

0

England Premier League 27/04/24

D

Liverpool

Liverpool

2

West Ham

West Ham

2

England Premier League 21/04/24

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Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace

5

West Ham

West Ham

2

Player to watch – Jordan Ayew

Jordan Ayew has always performed to a decent level for Crystal Palace since making the move from Swansea City in 2018.

Liverpool vs crystal palace prediction
Crystal Palace versus Liverpool; Jordan Ayew of Crystal Palace is fouled by Ryan Gravenberch of Liverpool – Photo by Icon Sport

The Ghana international has chipped in with four league goals this season, the same total he achieved in the previous campaign with his best goalscoring tally coming in 2019/20 when he managed to find the back of the net nine times.

Ayew has been Palace's most consistent player this season

However, it's not just his goal threat that keeps him in the Palace starting lineup, Ayew leads the way with six assists and his work-rate is second to none which is why he is our player to watch against West Ham this weekend.


A lifelong Evertonian, James started writing for an Everton fan site in the mid-2000s and then developed his own blog covering football transfers from across Europe's big leagues before becoming a regular match preview and betting tips writer for Biggest Free Bets. James moved to Free Super Tips next, and then Racing Post, where he worked as a full-time writer for a few years, taking on extra responsibilities such as creating the schedule and assigning out work. Following that, James wrote for a number of websites including Fore Bet before joining Football Whispers in December 2020.