Crystal Palace vs West Ham (Tuesday, 18:00)
Crystal Palace will be targeting a much-needed home win when London rivals West Ham come calling on Tuesday night.
The Eagles have triumphed in just two of their last eight matches on home turf and they head into this clash on the back of a 4-0 thumping away at Man City.
West Ham, meanwhile, are making excellent progress under the stewardship of David Moyes – the Hammers head across the city in the midst of a five-match unbeaten run across all competitions.
That eye-catching run of results has propelled Moyes’ men up to seventh-place in the Premier League table where they sit just eight points off the summit of the standings.
The even-money combination that I like the look of at Selhurst Park on Tuesday night is under four match goals, each team to receive over zero cards and over two match cards.
13/19 Crystal Palace Premier League matches this season have featured fewer than four match goals, not to mention 10 assignments from that sample have produced under 2.5 strikes.
With that in mind, coupled with the fact that 16/19 West Ham fixtures have generated under four goals, I’m happy to side with less than four strikes at Selhurst Park.
Stuart Attwell has the whistle for this all-London affair and he is averaging 4.7 cards per game this season – the highest tally in the division – and it’s worth noting he has shown at least three cautions in each of the 10 top-flight tussles he has taken charge of this term.
What’s more, the Nuneaton-born whistler has shown each team at least one caution in all 10 of those matches so I’m prepared to add some cards to the above-mentioned Bet Builder in what should be a closely-fought and competitive contest.
- Under 4 Match Goals, Over 0 Crystal Palace Cards, Over 0 West Ham Cards & Over 2 Match Cards – Bet Builder – 1/1 (Bet 365)