Antonio To Spearhead Moyes’ Attack | 4-2-3-1 West Ham United Predicted Lineup Vs Crystal Palace

4-2-3-1 West Ham United Predicted Lineup Vs Fulham (West Ham players are seen in the picture)
Match referee Chris Kavanagh speaks to Declan Rice of West Ham United during the Premier League match between Chelsea and West Ham United at Stamford Bridge on December 21, 2020 in London, England. The match will be played without fans, behind closed doors as a Covid-19 precaution. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

West Ham United will face off against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Tuesday evening as they look to secure a positive result on their travels. The Hammers are in a rich vein of form at the moment after winning five matches in a row across all competitions.

David Moyes will set his team up in a 4-2-3-1 formation and is expected to name his strongest XI for this upcoming league contest versus the Eagles. Michail Antonio was rested last Saturday, so he will be fresh to lead the West Ham attack in this midweek game.

4-2-3-1 West Ham United Predicted Lineup To Face Crystal Palace

Defence

Łukasz Fabiański will operate as Moyes’ first-choice keeper after he secured a clean sheet versus Doncaster Rovers in his last outing. Craig Dawson will resume his defensive partnership with Angelo Ogbonna at the heart of the West Ham backline as they look to keep the Eagles at bay during the 90 minutes.

Vladimír Coufal will operate as the right-back while Aaron Cresswell looks to produce another industrious display from the left-back position. Moyes will instruct both of them to join in on the attack at every chance they get so that they can provide adequate support to their teammates up top.

4-2-3-1 West Ham United Predicted Lineup Vs Crystal Palace (West Ham players are in action in the photo)
Neal Maupay of Brighton & Hove Albion battles for possession with Declan Rice of West Ham United during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Brighton & Hove Albion at London Stadium on December 27, 2020, in London, England. The match will be played without fans, behind closed doors as a Covid-19 precaution. (Photo by Kirsty Wigglesworth – Pool/Getty Images)

Midfield

Tomas Soucek will play along with Declan Rice in the holding midfield positions as they focus on dominating the battle at the centre of the park. The energetic trio of Pablo Fornals, Said Benrahma and Jarrod Bowen will function just ahead of them as part of the Hammers attack. All three of them are enjoying a good run of form, so they will fancy their chances of success against a Palace defence that conceded four goals versus Manchester City earlier this month.

Mark Noble and Andriy Yarmolenko will be available for selection on the bench but could come on to influence the game in the latter stages if needed.

Attack

As mentioned earlier, Michail Antonio will spearhead Moyes’ attack up front. The English striker managed to find the back of the net versus West Bromwich Albion in his last outing, so he will be optimistic about producing a similar display at Selhurst Park on Tuesday evening.

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