Alan Pardew explains why Crystal Palace are envious of West Ham United

Crystal Palace play host to West Ham United this weekend.

Alan Pardew has admitted at his press conference on Thursday, covered by the club's official Twitter account, that Crystal Palace are envious of the position that West Ham United are in, ahead of a meeting between the two sides at the weekend.

The Hammers are preparing to move into Olympic Stadium, and they have also pieced together a squad which is packed with quality. 

And Pardew admits that the infrastructure West Ham have is something to be jealous of. 

Off the pitch, West Ham may have an advantage over Palace, but on it the teams are far more evenly matched. 

The Eagles have been in wonderful form since the start of the season, but West Ham have also proved to be an unexpected threat.

Slaven Bilic's side are still unbeaten on their travels, and they will visit Selhurst Park on Saturday filled with confidence as a result of this impressive form.

Palace, though, have shown themselves to be a threat to every side they have faced this season, and they will be determined to protect their place in the top-four by extending their stunning run of results. 

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