Crystal Palace vs West Ham preview and predictions
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.
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.
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)