West Ham vs Crystal Palace | EPL 22-23 | Matchday 15
There is still a lot of competition ahead in the EPL 2022-23, and every game can make a difference when a handful of points can make the difference between a place in the relegation zone or top of the table glory. West Ham vs Crystal Palace could be one of those games where minor things make a difference. Both teams find themselves on the table with just a handful of points separating them. And when a club finds itself in this position, a single game could turn those rankings right around.
West Ham vs Crystal Palace, EPL Matchday #15
It Is Not Typical for West Ham to Find Themselves in Such a Dangerous Position in the Premiership
West Ham is far from being the last season’s runner-up who’s on the verge of being crowned this season’s champions. But they are one of those who maintain a solid showing in the top flight, and their soccer speaks for itself.
However, while they have survived, their positions have not been great. In the 2019-20 season, they were ranked #16. After that, they showed improvement and fought the competition until they climbed to #6, an enviable position for many.
Last season they were ranked #7, played their 38 games, accumulated 56 points out of 114, won 16 games, drew 8, and lost 14. In achieving this outcome, they scored 60 goals in the rival nets and conceded 51, leaving them with a goal average of 9 goals.
By their eighth matchday of the season, they had only managed to win two games – the second one was against the Wolves, which allowed them to take a breather from the relegation zone after that match. Apart from these wins, they’ve also ended with one draw and five defeats.
In terms of goal-scoring, things aren’t looking too bad either, despite having already played against teams like City and Tottenham. Therefore, they should maximize the home advantage they will have West Ham vs Crystal Palace.
Crystal Palace Does Not Want to Discover What It’s Like Being Relegated to Second Division
Crystal Palace has been playing in Premier League for a while now. And although their time has been relatively benign, they have not been relegated. But they have come close, with the 2019-20 and 2020-21 seasons both finishing with a #14 on the table.
As for last season, that was a little better, with their final place being a respectable #12, with 48 points out of 114, 11 wins, 15 draws, and twelve losses. They also scored 50 goals and conceded 46, leaving them with a 4-goal differential.
However, this season they have only one win in seven games, three draws, and three defeats. They have scored eight goals and conceded eleven.
The glassmakers must therefore score in this West Ham vs Crystal Palace match because continuing in these conditions could bring them closer to relegation.
Previous West Ham vs Crystal Palace Matches
Let’s look at two recent West Ham vs Crystal Palace games.
The first, from 28-08-21 ended 2-2, with goals from Pablo Fornals, Machail Antonio, and Conor Gallagher.
The second match, from 01 – 01 – 22, saw The Irons take the victory 3-2, with the scorers being Michail Antonio, Manuel Lanzini, Odsonne Edouard, and Michael Olise.
Prediction for West Ham vs Crystal Palace 2022
For this West Ham vs Crystal Palace match, expect some parity on the field, with a slight edge for the eagles. We predict either a 1-0 win or a draw at 1-1.
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