Date and Time: 1st January 2022 @11:00 PM IST
Venue: Selhurst Park Stadium
Crystal Palace vs West Ham, where to watch?
India: Star Sports Network and Disney+Hotstar
Crystal Palace vs West Ham Team News:
Despite the absence of Joachim Andersen, James McCarthur, Eberechi Eze, Michael Olise, and Nathaniel Clyne, Crystal Palace will be boosted by the return of Wilfried Zaha from suspension, who will play in this match before joining up with Ivory Coast for the Africa Cup of Nations. Additionally, Conor Gallagher, who is currently on loan from Chelsea, might make his return to the starting XI, perhaps taking over for Will Hughes for the home side.
When Mateta is out, Zaha is expected to replace him in the last third of the field, while Andersen’s absence in a defensive position will allow James Tomkins to play in the heart of the defence.
Declan Rice will be eligible for selection for West Ham after serving a suspension against Watford. The England international will return to the starting lineup immediately after his return from suspension. Only one change from the win over the Hornets is that Rice will replace Noble in the final third of the field. Manuel Lanzini, Jarrod Bowen, and Said Benrahma will all return to support Michail Antonio in the final third of the field, with Pablo Fornals ruled out after testing positive for coronavirus.
Due to injuries to Kurt Zouma, Angelo Ogbonna, and Aaron Cresswell, Issa Diop and Craig Dawson will once again be the two centre-backs for the Hammers in their next game against Crystal Palace.
Crystal Palace vs West Ham Probable Playing XI:
Crystal Palace possible starting lineup:
Butland; Ward, Tomkins, Guehi, Tyrick Mitchell; Conor Gallagher, Kouyate, Schlupp; Andre Ayew, Edouard, Wilfried Zaha
West Ham United possible starting lineup:
Fabianski; Coufal, Dawson, Diop, Johnson; Tomas Soucek, Declan Rice; Bowen, Lanzini, Benrahma; Antonio
Crystal Palace vs West Ham Betting Predictions:
Match Betting: Crystal Palace win (3.30)
Match Draw (3.30)
West Ham win (2.25)
The One-Liner Explainer:
West Ham is facing a very tough encounter, and a point would be much appreciated under these circumstances. With Palace’s excellent home record this season, and with important players expected to return for this match, we believe Vieira’s team will be good enough to get a point against their opponents on Saturday.