Crystal Palace latest ahead of West Ham: Zaha back/New signing Mateta looking sharp

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A pair of noteworthy takeaways surrounding Crystal Palace’s frontline have come to the fore online, following the club’s latest training session ahead of their meeting with West Ham United.

Crystal Palace latest ahead of West Ham: Zaha back/New signing Mateta looking sharp

Crystal Palace vs West Ham

Roy Hodgson’s men are set to return to action on Tuesday evening, in a meeting with their capital rivals at Selhurst Park.

The Eagles will head into proceedings in desperate search of a bounce-back result, on the back of just 1 win from their last 9 across all competitions.

Their most recent outing, at Manchester City last weekend, meanwhile, saw Palace condemned to a 4-0 drubbing.

Crystal Palace latest ahead of West Ham: Zaha back/New signing Mateta looking sharp

LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 03: Roy Hodgson, Manager of Crystal Palace looks on during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Leicester City at Selhurst Park on November 03, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

West Ham, though, will prove no pushovers.

The Irons, unlike their opponents on Tuesday, have looked thoroughly impressive of late, flying high in 7th in the Premier League table, on the back of a trio of consecutive wins.

Zaha to return

As such, ahead of his side’s meeting with the in-form Hammers, Roy Hodgson will no doubt be desperate to have as many of his key performers available for selection as possible.

And, if the latest footage emerging from Palace’s training ground this weekend is anything to go by, then the Eagles look set to be boosted by the imminent return of Hodgson’s star performer.

The player in question? Wilfried Zaha.

Ivorian wide-man Zaha missed his side’s defeat to City last time out, after picking up an injury problem.

The 28-year-old, though, has since been spotted back in full training, and, in turn, looks likely to feature from the off on Tuesday night.

Another interesting takeaway from the footage of Palace’s preparations for West Ham, meanwhile, came in the form of the goalscoring touch of Jean-Philippe Mateta.

Hitman Mateta joined the Eagles on loan from Mainz earlier this week, and could also be handed the chance to impress from the off in 72 hours’ time, if he can continue to find the net with such consistency in training over the days to come:

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Crystal Palace betting odds, next game:

Crystal Palace vs West Ham odds: result, both teams to score, correct score & goalscorers

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2/1
Crystal Palace vs West Ham Result/Both teams score Yes No
Crystal Palace 5/1 4/1
West Ham 4/1
Draw 15/4 17/2

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 Manchester United FC 19 11 40
2 Manchester City FC 18 18 38
3 Leicester City FC 19 14 38
4 Liverpool FC 19 15 34
5 Tottenham Hotspur FC 18 16 33
6 Everton FC 17 7 32
7 West Ham United FC 19 5 32
8 Chelsea FC 19 10 29
9 Southampton FC 18 5 29
10 Arsenal FC 19 4 27
11 Aston Villa FC 16 11 26
12 Leeds United 18 -4 23
13 Crystal Palace FC 19 -11 23
14 Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 19 -8 22
15 Newcastle United FC 18 -12 19
16 Burnley FC 18 -12 19
17 Brighton & Hove Albion FC 19 -7 17
18 Fulham FC 18 -12 12
19 West Bromwich Albion 19 -28 11
20 Sheffield United FC 19 -22 5
Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 13
Kane, Harry Tottenham Hotspur FC 12
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur FC 12
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United FC 11
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City FC 11
Calvert-Lewin, Dominic Everton FC 11
Bamford, Patrick Leeds United 10
Zaha, Wilfried Crystal Palace FC 8
Wilson, Callum Newcastle United FC 8
Rashford, Marcus Manchester United FC 7
Ings, Danny Southampton FC 7
Watkins, Ollie Aston Villa FC 7
Maupay, Neal Brighton & Hove Albion FC 7
Lacazette, Alexandre Arsenal FC 7
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 6
Maddison, James Leicester City FC 6
Barnes, Harvey Leicester City FC 6
Abraham, Tammy Chelsea FC 6
Grealish, Jack Aston Villa FC 5
Sterling, Raheem Manchester City FC 5

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