Match Preview: Crystal Palace 1-1 West Ham Prediction and Betting Tips | England (Premier League)

Crystal Palace – West Ham betting tips for today, February 9, 2019

Kick-off: 16:00 Crystal Palace – West Ham
Football:  England – Premier League
Tip: Over 1.5 Goals
Odds: 1.33
Bookmaker: BetFair
Match Result: 1:1 WON!!!

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Six points separate Crystal Palace (14th) and West Ham (12th) as we enter round 26 of the Premier League (PL) season. The home side have both a poor home record this season (W3, D3, L6 – league) and recent H2H history (W0, D3, L4 – all venues) to contend with going into the match.
Last round, however, brought an important home win against Fulham. Curiously, the result from that match (2-0) has been the result in almost half of Palace’s 11 wins this season (45.45% – in all competitions).
Shutting it down has been key for Palace, with all five wins at home this season (in all competitions) coming to nil and containing two goals or less. Indeed, ten of the ‘Eagles’ 12 PL home matches this season have produced under 2.5 total goals.
West Ham, meanwhile, come into the match after fighting for a point against league leaders Liverpool. Their first point in three matches, the ‘Hammers’ have slipped from the upper-half in recent weeks (W1, D2, L2).
Playing away, it’s three defeats in a row without scoring for West Ham in the league. Overall they’ve struggled with key offensive injuries, and have scored two goals or more just once in the last six PL matches.
Over the last seven H2Hs however, West Ham have scored 2.14 goals on average against Palace, with four of those seven matches producing four goals or more.
Players to watch: Penalty and dead-ball specialist Luka Milivojević (PAL) scored in the last round and is top scorer for Palace with seven PL goals. That’s one less than Felipe Anderson (WHU), who’s got eight so far in his PL debut season.
Stat attack: Palace’s last five PL home matches have seen an average of 3.4 yellow cards.
Palace are one of five PL teams yet to win a point when behind at half-time.
Overwhelmingly, the goals in West Ham’s last five PL matches have come in the second half (83.33%).

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