Our prediction for this Premier League match:
There will be fireworks when Crystal Palace and West Ham United face each other in the London derby at Selhurst Park. The Eagles experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 4-0 loss to Man City, but they are surely capable of making life difficult for the Hammers on home soil. The likes of Ferguson, Hennessey, Kelly, Sakho, Schlupp, and Wickham are all out of contention through injuries for the hosts.
The visitors, on the other hand, aim to build on the FA Cup win (4-0) over Doncaster. West Ham are eyeing their sixth consecutive win in all competitions, but beating Palace on the road is easier said than done. Anyhow, a close encounter is on the cards, and we are tempted to put our money on draw. Defender Arthur Masuaku should be the only absentee in the away team.
Highlighted Player (Max Meyer):
Max Meyer is a footballer who began his youth career at Sardegna Oberhausen. He played for the likes of Rot-Weiss Oberhausen and Duisburg during his youth career as well and in 2009 he joined Schalke 04. Mayer played just one match for the reserve team and he scored a brace against Velbert on his debut for Schalke II.
He made his Bundesliga debut in the 2013/2014 season against Wolfsburg, coming from the bench to replace Jefferson Farfan 20 minutes before the final whistle. Max Meyer is an attacking midfielder, who is capable of playing as a striker as well and he was born on 18 September, 1995 in Oberhausen. Meyer has 17 caps for Germany U21 and he represented the national team at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
The Schalke footballer made his debut for the senior team on 13 May, 2014 against Poland. He started the match, but he was substituted by Maximilian Arnold in the 76th minute of the game. He made Germany 2014 FIFA World Cup provisional squad, but eventually failed to make the cut.
Highlighted Team (West Ham):
West Ham United are an English football club based in East London. The club was founded in 1895 and it has to be noted that the club’s name was Thames Ironworks back then. The Hammers were playing their home games at Upton Park from 1904 until 2016, when they moved to the Stadium at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
West Ham have won three FA Cup trophies (1964, 1975 and 1980) and they were runners-up in 1923 and 2006. The capital club finished the 1985/1986 England first division campaign in third place in the standings and that is the club’s highest placing in the top flight. West Ham United have strong rivalries with fellow London clubs, but Tottenham Hotspur are considered the club’s main rivals.
A number of top-class players were part of West Ham in the past and the likes of Joe Cole, Carlos Tevez, Paolo Di Canio, Paul Ince, Julian Dicks, Shaka Hislop, Michael Carrick and Slaven Bilic are some of them.