West Ham United faces Crystal Palace at the London Stadium

West Ham United faces Crystal Palace at the London Stadium in one of the capital derbites in the Premier League. Let’s discuss this local clash in our English Premier League predictions for today, shall we?

It seems that West Ham are starting to play better in Manuel Pellegrini’s second season at charge. His first campaign at the London Stadium was far from impressive, but we all knew that Pellegrini is going to need some time. Now he’s starting to prove that he’s one of the best coaches in the league.

At this moment West Ham are fifth in the league with 12 points and a record of three wins, three draws and just one loss. In their last five games in the league the Hammers are unbeaten – three wins and two draws.

Last week the Londoners visited AFC Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium and won a point after a 2-2 draw. Andriy Yarmolenko and Aaron Cresswell scored for West Ham, but sadly their goals were not enough to take the win.

Meanwhile Crystal Palace are 9th in the league standings with 11 points – just one point less than West Ham. They are in a good shape at the moment, losing just once in their last five games against Tottenham.

In the previous round Roy Hodgson’s boys hosted Norwich City at home and celebrated a comfortable 2-0 win. Luka Milivojevic opened the score for Palace, while Andros Townsend doubled the score with a second goal in the last few minutes of the match.

In our English Premier League predictions we think that this match at the London Stadium will be very competitive. At this moment West Ham and Crystal Palace are looking very similar in terms of class, so it could really end in both ways. We should wait and see which one of the two teams will make a step forward here.