David Gold offers scoreline prediction for West Ham v Crystal Palace

Upton Park

The West Ham United co-chief envisages a straight forward win for the Hammers versus Crystal Palace.

West Ham United's co-chairman David Gold has backed his team to beat Crystal Palace 2-0 at Upton Park on Saturday afternoon.

The Hammers go into the clash knowing that a victory could potentially see them climb above Manchester City in the fourth and final Champions League qualification spot.

With the Eagles having failed to win a single Premier League outing in 2016 yet, Slaven Bilic's side are certainly expected to triumph at the Boleyn Ground tomorrow.

And co-chairman Gold has taken to Twitter to predict a relatively comfortable win for the Irons, who have lost one of their last eight league encounters - a 1-0 defeat at Southampton.

 

It should be an easy afternoon for the hosts, but they go into the clash on the back of disappointing draws away at Manchester United and Chelsea - good results in isolation, but they were minutes away from wins on both occasions.

 

Given that they would've been disappointed with the draws, it is perhaps indicative of the mentality that Bilic has helped create since arriving at the club last summer.

 

They have, however, stuttered in the lesser games at times, and the question is whether they can dispose of Palace. Teams with serious top-four ambitions would.

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