West Ham would have taken a lot of confidence from Monday’s draw against Liverpool but they will want to back that up with another good performance against Crystal Palace.
The Eagles have been in good form recently, having beaten Tottenham in the FA Cup, drawn away at Southampton with ten men and won at home against Fulham last weekend.
Manager Manuel Pellegrini will head into the game at Selhurst Park sweating over the fitness of Marko Arnautovic (foot) and Samir Nasri (calf). Both sat out the Liverpool game but could be back in contention for Saturday.
The Hammers are still without six long term absentees including Jack Wilshere (ankle), Fabian Balbeuna, Carlos Sanchez, Manuel Lanzini, Winston Reid (all knee) and Andriy Yarmolenko (Achilles).
Palace still have Wilfried Zaha suspended with the Ivorian having had his one-match suspension extended to two games for improper conduct.
On the injury front, manager Roy Hodgson has just two players on the sidelines. Cheikhou Kouyate is a slight doubt due to an ankle injury, while Papa Souare remains out with a dislocated shoulder.
The bookmakers give the home side the slight edge in this encounter with 188BET having Palace at 13/12. A draw is 5/2 with BetVictor while a victory for the Hammers is 3/1 at Betfair.
West Ham’s Predicted XI To Face Crystal Palace:
Fabianski, Zabaleta, Diop, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Snodgrass, Rice, Noble, Anderson, Antonio, Hernandez
Crystal Palace’s Predicted XI:
Guaita, Wan-Bissaka, Tomkins, Sakho, van Aanholt, Townsend, Milivojevic, McArthur, Schlupp, Batshuayi, Ayew
Predicted Score – 2-1 to Palace