Crystal Palace vs West Ham preview and predictions

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West Ham are looking for a win back-to-back Premier League games for the first time since August when they travel to London rivals Crystal Palace on Boxing Day.

Crystal Palace vs West Ham

Competition: Premier League

Venue: Selhurst Park

Date: Thursday, 26 December 2019

Kick-off: 6:00 PM

The Hammers have picked up just two victories in their last 11 Premier League outings, heaping pressure on manager Manuel Pellegrini.

Team news

Crystal Palace

Mamadou Sakho has completed his three-match suspension.

Gary Cahill, Jairo Riedewald, Joel Ward, Jeffrey Schlupp and Andros Townsend all missed the defeat to Newcastle last time out.

Predicted XI: Guaita; Kelly, Sakho, Tomkins, Van Aanholt; Milivojevic, McArthur, Kouyaté, Ayew, Benteke, Zaha.

West Ham 

Lukasz Fabianski, Manuel Lanzini and Jack Wilshere are unlikely to fit in time to face Palace, while Ryan Fredericks is suspended.

Predicted XI: Martin; Zabaleta, Balbuena, Ogbonna, Cresswell; Rice, Noble, Anderson; Yarmolenko, Antonio, Haller.

05 Oct 2019: West Ham 1-2 Crystal Palace (Premier League)

09 Feb 2019: Crystal Palace 1-1 West Ham (Premier League)

08 Dec 2018: West Ham 3-2 Crystal Palace (Premier League)

30 Jan 2018: West Ham 1-1 Crystal Palace (Premier League)

28 Oct 2017: Crystal Palace 2-2 West Ham (Premier League)

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