PREVIEW West Ham v Crystal Palace

first_img[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he Sky cameras are at Upton Park for the lunchtime game between Crystal Palace and West Ham.Palace have been reinvigorated since the arrival of Alan Pardew and face a West Ham side whose morale must surely have taken a hammer (sorry!) blow against Tottenham when conceding a penalty in the last seconds of the game and throwing away a 2-0 lead.West Ham are having the better season and sit 12 points clear of Palace in 8th and 13th respectively.Sam Allardyce, West Ham manager, says Brazilian striker Nene will make his debut today as Carlton Cole has a damaged hamstring.West Ham are also without Morgan Amalfitano who is banned and Andy Carroll is out for the season with a knee injury.Crystal Palace are boosted by the expected return of captain Mile Jedinak and James McArthur but Fraizer Campbell, Marouane Chamakh and Yaya Sanogo all miss this through injury.The Hammers are starting to falter after an excellent season and have won just one of their last nine league games but beat Palace 3-1 at Selhurst Park at the start of the season.West Ham v Crystal PalacePremier League12.45p, LIVE ON SKYHEAD TO HEAD(Maximum 10 matches)Aug 2014 Premier C Palace 1-3 West HamApr 2014 Premier West Ham 0-1 C PalaceDec 2013 Premier C Palace 1-0 West HamFeb 2012 Championship West Ham 0-0 C PalaceOct 2011 Championship C Palace 2-2 West HamMay 2004 Championship P/off C Palace 1-0 West HamApr 2004 League C Palace 1-0 West HamOct 2003 League Div 1 West Ham 3-0 C PalaceMay 1998 Premiership C Palace 3-3 West HamDec 1997 Premiership West Ham 4-1 C PalaceI’m taking West Ham to complete the double over Crystal Palace at odds of around 11/10 with Star Sports.RECOMMENDED BETS (scale of 1-50 points)BACK WEST HAM for 8 points at around 23/20 with Star SportsRETURN SINCE START OF WORLD CUP: PROFIT 119.72 POINTSWhat’s your view? CALL STAR SPORTS 08000 521 321last_img read more