In the latter competition, the brilliant Michail Antonio scored a brace, overtaking Paolo Di Canio as West Ham’s all-time top scorer in the Premier League.
David Moyes’ side will be the favorites to keep this formidable run alive as they host a Palace team that got off to a slow start in life under new boss Patrick Vieira.
Date, kick-off time and venue
West Ham vs Crystal Palace is scheduled for kick-off on Saturday, August 28, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. BST.
The game will take place at the London Stadium.
Where can you see West Ham versus Crystal Palace?
TV Channel and Live Stream: The game will not be televised or shown online in the UK.
Fans can watch the highlights of the BBC Match of the Day on Saturday night at 10:30 p.m. on BBC One and the BBC iPlayer.
West Ham v Crystal Palace team news
West Ham have no new injury concerns right now as full-back Arthur Masuaku is still on the way back from a knee injury.
Palace, meanwhile, will be without Michael Olise in the summer, but the ex-reading star is aiming for his debut next month after a previous edition.
Right-back Nathan Ferguson is still out, while Palace captain Luka Milivojevic has not yet played for this term for personal reasons.
West Ham prediction against Crystal Palace
Despite the lack of new signings in the summer, West Ham has clearly inherited its significant momentum from this record-breaking 2020/21 season.
Europa League football could still be a serious test of its depth in certain areas, but the group stage has yet to begin so it will take a brave man to bet against the ultra-confident Moyes side right now, especially after they beat Leicester have shown that they can hold their form with a full crowd at the London Stadium.
In contrast, Palace under Vieira has yet to gain momentum and will clearly fight for goals unless there are more new signings before Tuesday’s transfer deadline, with Jean-Philippe Mateta failing to impress.
Overturning West Ham would indeed be a very good way for Vieira to hit the bull’s eye, but it’s hard to go beyond a relatively routine home win here.
West Ham 2-0 Crystal Palace.
Head-to-Head (h2h) course and results
West Ham have only lost two of their last 12 matches against Crystal Palace in all competitions – both in the 2019/20 season.
Last season, Sebastien Haller scored a remarkable overhead kick to secure a point for the Hammers at home after later-dismissed Christian Benteke made a first-half opener.
Tomas Soucek scored a brace in an exciting 3-2 win for West Ham at Selhurst Park in January.