Crystal Palace vs West Ham – Saturday 28th October 2017 – 15:00 

Palace are 7/5 with Wilfried Zaha at 5/1 to score first.

Crystal Palace face West Ham at Selhurst Park on Saturday afternoon, in another tough fixture for both sides.

The Eagles come into this match in poor form, losing eight of their nine matches.

They lost their last match 1-0 against Newcastle United at SJP, another tough afternoon for Roy Hodgson's men.

Mikel Merino's late header (86) handed Newcastle a narrow 1-0 victory over bottom-club Crystal Palace.

The Spaniard marked his permanent move with a goal that sealed all three points, a tough match for both sides.

It means Roy Hodgson's side have lost another match and failed to score in eight of their nine matches.

New Manager 

The run of tough fixtures is now over but Crystal Palace still appear to be struggling, they need wins of any kind from here on in.

The former England manager has had a tough start to life as Palace manager, with four defeats and just the one win in his five matches.

They face another tough task in the form of West Ham, with Bilic another manager under pressure.

Palace are rock bottom of the Premier League, with just the one win and two goals in their opening nine matches.


Eagles Favourites

Crystal Palace come into this match as favourites, despite their poor start to the season.

The Eagles will be looking to win this fixture, securing only their second win of the new season.

Palace will be looking for their first win in three matches against the Hammers.

Tough Result

The Hammers come into this match on the back of a 3-0 defeat at home against Brighton, a damaging result for Bilic's men.

Former Palace striker Glenn Murray opened the scoring for the Seagulls (10), with the forward heading home Pascal Gross' excellent cross.

Jose Izquierdo made it 2-0 in first half stoppage time (45+2), with a fine effort from range to double Hughton's advantage.

Glenn Murray scored Brighton's third from the penalty spot (75), after a clumsy foul from former Blue Pablo Zabaleta.

This was a tough performance and result for Bilic, his position was touch and go during a meeting between the West Ham board on Sunday.


Poor Start

That was West Ham's second defeat in their last six matches, it is the manner of this defeat that will worry all involved though.

They went into the match on the back of two matches unbeaten, it is proving to be another unpredictable PL season.

The Hammers find themselves in 16th place with just eight points from their nine matches.

Despite that poor result, West Ham and Bilic will be wanting an instant response against a struggling Palace side.

Hammers Underdogs

Slaven Bilic's side come into this match as underdogs, after their poor last showing against Brighton.

The Iron will be looking to recover instantly and return to winning ways, this will be a tough and evenly contested game.

West Ham will be looking for their fourth win in five matches against the Eagles.

West Ham are 2/1 with Javier Hernandez at 11/2 to score first.

Betting Tips

Tip 1 – Hernandez to score first @ 11/2

Tip 2 – West Ham to win 2-1 @ 9/1

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