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Crystal Palace vs Stoke City

TEAM NEWS

Crystal Palace have Patrick van Aanholt and Jordon Mutch obtainable following harm however Chung-yong Lee and Connor Wickham stay out.
Christian Benteke could begin after making his return from a knee harm in its place final week.
Stoke supervisor Mark Hughes may choose to go away out Xherdan Shaqiri, who was substituted with a good hamstring at Brighton on Monday evening.
Geoff Cameron is but to renew full coaching after concussion.

MOTD COMMENTATOR'S NOTES

Jonathan Pearce: "The importance of twice shedding the lead in opposition to Evertonlast week wasn't misplaced on Palace die-hards. They've appreciated improved performances, and have deserved higher, however victories nonetheless aren't coming.
"It is a must-win recreation and they should goal 12 factors not less than from the seven matches earlier than Christmas fixtures in opposition to Arsenal and Manchester Metropolis.
"They're going to significantly threaten the Stoke defence with the tempo of Wilfried Zaha however they nonetheless have not saved a league clear sheet.
"Stoke regarded harmful in opposition to Brighton however on the again they're shaky too, conceding two or extra in seven of their final 9 league video games.
"It might be high-scoring! If Palace lose I am unable to see them recovering."

WHAT THE MANAGERS SAY

Crystal Palace supervisor Roy Hodgson: "I do not take into consideration what number of factors it should take to outlive. Each recreation we play provides us the chance for factors and it will be good to get them sooner moderately than later.
"Typically they'll come on the very finish, and I had that at Fulham."
Stoke Metropolis supervisor Mark Hughes: "Crystal Palace are preventing for his or her lives and can wish to maximise their alternatives by getting all three factors in opposition to us.
"For those who have a look at the energy they've on the high finish of the pitch then you definately would anticipate they'll flip issues round.
"Probably they have not had the defensive platform to allow them to launch the standard attackers they must win matches for them. You do really feel that sooner or later, with the standard they've, they'll go on a run."

LAWRO'S PREDICTION

In the end, the improved performances now we have been seeing from Crystal Palace below Roy Hodgson are going to show into wins.
I simply do not see it occurring in opposition to Stoke, although.
Prediction: 1-2

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MATCH FACTS

Head-to-head
  • Stoke's 1-Zero dwelling victory over Palace when the edges final met in February ended a seven-game winless run in opposition to the Eagles in all competitions.
  • Palace have by no means misplaced to Stoke in 4 earlier Premier League conferences at Selhurst Park, successful three video games and drawing the opposite.
  • The Potters haven't received at Selhurst Park since a Three-1 victory within the Championship in October 2007.
Crystal Palace
  • Palace have collected 5 factors from their opening 12 Premier League video games - solely Everton in 1994-95 have escaped relegation from such a poor place.
  • They've scored two or extra objectives in three consecutive top-flight matches at Selhurst Park for the primary time since August 1991.
  • Roy Hodgson's facet are unbeaten of their final three dwelling video games, successful one and drawing two.
  • Nonetheless, the Eagles have misplaced 42 Premier League video games because the begin of 2016.
Stoke Metropolis
  • Mark Hughes' facet are unbeaten of their final two away league video games, successful one and drawing the opposite.
  • Stoke have conceded two or extra objectives in seven of their final 9 league video games, and let in 22 objectives throughout this era.
  • The Potters, like Palace and Everton, have conceded 24 objectives; solely West Ham, with 25, have let in additional.
  • Peter Crouch made a Premier League report 143rd substitute look at Brighton on Monday.
  • Xherdan Shaqiri has scored two objectives and assisted 5 to date in 2017-18. He was straight concerned in simply six objectives final season.

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