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West Ham United will seek to continue their impressive start to the 2021-22 Premier League season if welcomed Crystal palace on Saturday afternoon to the London Stadium.
The Hammers are currently at the top of the table with six points from their first two games, while Palace are in 14th place after scooping up a point from their first two games of the season.
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West Ham excelled in the Premier League last season, picking up 65 points from 38 games and finishing sixth, allowing them to qualify directly for the group stage of the 2021-22 Europa League.
Many doubted that the Hammers could start another challenge for a European place this season due to a quiet summer transfer window – at least so far David MoyesThe team was in excellent shape in the early stages of the campaign.
The Hammers opened their season with a 4-2 win over Newcastle United on August 15 before recording a 4-1 win over Leicester City on Monday night; Mikhail Antonio scored two late goals against the Foxes and was record-breaking goalscorers in the Premier League with 49.
Moyes’ side will now face Palace and Southampton on either side of the international break before taking Manchester United on Jan. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘s team in the third round of the EFL Cup.
West Ham have actually only won one of their last five Premier League games against Palace while they haven’t beaten the Eagles on home soil since December 2018.
Palace opened their 2021/22 Premier League season with a 3-0 defeat at Chelsea on the opening weekend, before drawing a goalless draw with Brentford at Selhurst Park last time around.
The Eagles also played in the EFL Cup on Tuesday, with a strong side losing to Watford 1-0, which means the new head coach Patrick Vieira is still waiting for his first victory as head coach of the club.
Palace will be wary of yet another disappointing result on Saturday considering the next two face Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool in the Premier League.
The Eagles have been in the top division of English football since 2013, but have occupied the 14th supporter should help them in the last two seasons.
Palace scored a point in the corresponding game in the 2020/21 season, while they have only lost once away to West Ham in the Premier League since January 2017.
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West Ham will be back without the services of. be Winston Reid and Arthur Masuakubut the Hammers had no new problems in defeating Leicester on Monday night.
Since the players weren’t in the EFL Cup during the week, they had plenty of recovery time and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see the same starting XI from Monday with Said Benrahma, Pablo Fornals and Jarrod Bowen Assisting the lone striker Antonio.
Chelseas Kurt Zouma remains heavily linked to a move to the London Stadium but the center-back is unlikely to start even if he moves to the club in time for registration.
As for the palace, Michael Olise, Eber Eze and Nathan Ferguson cannot be reached due to injury while Luka Milivojevic should be excluded again for personal reasons.
Head coach Vieira will make changes to the team that started against Watford with James McArthur, Christian Benteke, Tyrick Mitchell and Vicente Guaita among those expected to return.
The Eagles, however, had a strong squad on the field against Watford, and Wilfried Zaha, Conor Gallagher and Cheikhou Kouyate should start again this weekend.
West Ham United possible starting line-up:
Fabianski; Coufal, Dawson, Ogbonna, Cresswell; Soucek, rice; Bowen, Fornals, Benrahma; Antonio
Crystal Palace possible starting line-up:
Guaita; Ward, Andersen, Guehi, Mitchell; Gallagher, Kouyate, McArthur; Zaha, Benteke, Ayew
Probability: West Ham United 2-1 Crystal Palace
As mentioned earlier, Palace’s record against West Ham is impressive and we can see that this is a difficult encounter for the Hammers. Even so, Moyes’ side looked strong in the early part of the season and we expect the hosts to take another three points to continue their good start.
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