Crystal Palace will face West Ham United on Saturday night as a new Premier League calendar year begins.
Halfway through, the Hammers are flying, sitting just outside the top four as they face Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United for a Champions League berth next season.
Manager David Moyes is also giving Irons fans an unforgettable Europa League season, but an injury crisis in defense threatens their progress.
Palace, on the other hand, are enjoying a solid but unspectacular campaign so far, with Chelsea’s loaned midfielder Conor Gallagher the peerless performer and top scorer of a side reshaped by Patrick Vieira after four years. edited by Roy Hodgson.
Vieira is expected to miss this game, as he did the Eagles’ last against Spurs, due to Covid-19.
Here’s everything you need to know before kick-off.
When is Crystal Palace vs. West Ham?
The match will start on Saturday January 1 at 5.30 p.m. GMT.
How to watch
Crystal Palace vs West Ham will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Main Event and Premier League channels. Subscribers can stream the game live online through the Sky Sports app and website.
What is the news of the team?
Crystal Palace is no glut of first-team players for this one, including regular starters Joachim Andersen and Eberechi Eze. With Michael Olise, James McArthur and Nathaniel Clyne also missing, the Eagles bench might look light, but Conor Gallagher is set to return to the starting XI and Wilfried Zaha is available again after his suspension.
West Ham, meanwhile, will be without Pablo Fornals as he continues to self-isolate with Covid-19, meaning Manuel Lanzini will likely start in his place. In defense, Kurt Zouma and Angelo Ogbonna remain long-term absentees, so Craig Dawson and Issa Diop will likely continue to play at center.
Crystal Palace: Guaita; Ward, Tomkins, Guehi, Mitchell; Kouyaté, Schlupp, Gallagher; Ayew, Édouard, Zaha.
West Ham: Fabianski; Coufal, Dawson, Diop, Johnson; Rice, Soucek; Bowen, Lanzini, Benrahma; Antoine.
Crystal Palace 10/23
West Ham 7/5
The home side’s defensive record is almost as strong as their opponents, but their inferior goal record could make things difficult. Crystal Palace 1-2 West Ham.