|Game||Crystal Palace vs West Ham United|
|Date & Time||Thursday December 26, 2019, 10:00 AM (EST)|
Crystal Palace -0.25 (+101)
NBC Sports Gold
West Ham will be extra fresh when they will be hosted by Crystal Palace on Thursday, as they didn’t play a match the past weekend. Crystal Palace saw their undefeated streak come to an end over the weekend and will be looking to bounce back.
West Ham (5-8-4) did a great job to beat Southampton by 1-0 on the road in their most recent match. They didn’t play against Liverpool on Saturday, and will surely be more rested ahead of this match. The Hammers have not been in very good shape in the past couple of months though, winning just two of their last 12 matches in all competitions (2-8-2). They are now sitting at the 16th spot of the league table with 19 points, just four above the red line. They have a 3-3-3 record on the road, with just three of those going Over 2.5 Goals.
Crystal Palace (6-7-5) were actually pretty good in their away match against Newcastle but conceded the only goal of the match to eventually lose by 0-1. That loss put an end to their four-match undefeated streak, where they conceded just one goal (2-0-2). Crystal Palace are currently sitting at the 12th spot of the Premier League with 23 points, eight ahead of the red line and five behind the top-five. They have a balanced 3-3-3 record at home, with eight of those matches featuring Under 2.5 Goals.
Crystal Palace beat West Ham by 2-1 on the road earlier in the season. But West Ham were undefeated in their previous eight matches against Crystal Palace (4-0-4). Moreover, they have stood greatly in this venue in Premier League matches over the years (3-1-2). Going with West Ham to cover the spread on this one.