Our football match prediction:
Crystal Palace did remarkably well to beat Chelsea in their last home game in the Premier League, but they were more than unfortunate not to grab something from Saturday’s football game against Newcastle United. The Eagles missed a couple of clear-cut opportunities to score in the defeat to Rafa Benitez’s troops, but they have been making progress week by week and they are definitely capable of grabbing something from the West Ham United clash. The Hammers, on the other hand, experienced all sorts of problems in a 3-0 loss to Brighton at the weekend and coach Slaven Bilic is under big pressure ahead of the local derby against Crystal Palace. Both teams are likely to go for a win in the London derby and we predict that fans will see a lively contest at Selhurst Park. Over 2.5 goals were scored in four of last five meetings between the two teams and both teams are likely to score in Saturday’s clash.
Highlighted Player (Patrick van Aanholt):
Patrick van Aanholt is a Dutch footballer who plays as a left back for Sunderland. The left-footed player joined Chelsea at the age of 19, but he made no more than two appearances for the Stamford Bridge outfit. After spending five years on loan spells at Coventry City, Newcastle United, Leicester City, Wigan Athletic and Vitesse Arnhem, he signed a contract with Sunderland in 2014 for a fee in the region of £2 million. Patrick van Aanholt impressed in the 2015/2016 Premier League campaign with the Black Cats, scoring four goals in 33 appearances for Sam Allardyce’s troops. Speaking of his international career, the pacey full back made his Netherlands debut on 19 November, 2013 in a friendly game against Colombia. The two teams played out a goalless draw in Amsterdam and Van Aanholt came on as a substitute to replace injured ace Memphis Depay. Patrick van Aanholt was born in Hertogenbosch, but his parents are from Curacao.
Highlighted Team (West Ham United):
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.