Our match prediction:
West Ham United will be looking to return to winning ways in the national championship when they take on Crystal Palace in the London derby on Saturday. The Hammers played out a 2-2 draw with Chelsea on Matchday 31 with the team once again proving their worth in the Premier League. Slaven Bilic’s men are on an eight-game unbeaten run in all competitions, but it has to be noted that the team failed to keep a clean sheet in previous three matches. West Ham United are eyeing a place in the Champions League and given that they are likely to stick to their attacking style of play, we predict that the hosts will find the net in Saturday’s football game. Crystal Palace scored exactly two goals in each of their last three away games and there is every chance we both teams will score on Matchday 32.
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.