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Premier League Prediction: Where will Crystal Palace be after 19 games?
12th November 2015

With seven Premier League games remaining until the turn of the year and the season’s halfway stage, we take a look at how we think Crystal Palace will fare up until the start of 2016.

Vs Sunderland (H), Nov 23

Following their impressive away victory at Anfield last weekend; where they became the first team in all competitions to spoil Jurgen Klopp’s unbeaten reign at Liverpool, the Eagles have nothing to fear when they return to Selhurst Park to welcome Sunderland. Back-to-back defeats since their Tyne-Wear derby day delight has soon reminded the Black Cats of the huge task in hand as they are destined to contend for the drop this term. Should be a comfortable three-pointer for the hosts.

Shoot Says: Win

Vs Newcastle United (H), Nov 28

Next; it is Tyneside rivals Newcastle who travel down to London. Back-to-back home games at Selhurst Park should profit in successive victories for Alan Pardew’s Eagles as they continue to dream big and challenge the top five for European football next season, despite the Magpies recording their first away win of the season in fortuitous style at Bournemouth last weekend.

Shoot Says: Win

1 August 2015 - Pre-Season Friendly - Fulham v Crystal Palace - Alan Pardew, Manager of Crystal Palace - Photo: Marc Atkins / Offside.

Alan Pardew’s Crystal Palace have won 10 away games in the Premier League in 2015, only Arsenal (11) have more.

Vs Everton (A), Dec 7

Crystal Palace’s unbeaten streak should run into five league games as the Eagles hit the road once more after their Anfield antics. Having won four of their opening six away games in the Premier League so far this season, you would tip Alan Pardew’s men to leave Merseyside with at least a point at the start of next month.

Shoot Says: Draw

Vs Southampton (H), Dec 12

This tie could serve up a corker of a match if both Premier League outfits stay true to their predicted unbeaten streaks. The Saints have not lost in their last six outings, a run which includes four victories, and will not be shy of going all out at Selhurst Park for all three points having endured the campaign undefeated on the road so far. But we’ll stick to both teams preserving their unbeaten runs in an entertaining score draw.

Shoot Says: Draw

Vs Stoke City (A), Dec 19

Ouch! We predict Palace will suffer their first league defeat, since their 1-0 loss at Leicester City last month, in the final game before Christmas. Hardly the best way to fulfill festive cheer around the club, but even defending league champions Chelsea walked away from Britannia Stadium empty handed last weekend. Stoke City are no pushovers!

Shoot Says: Lose

Vs Bournemouth (A), Dec 26

With the Cherries enduring a barren run of four consecutive defeats in the Premier League and star striker Callum Wilson out for at least six months, Bournemouth’s resilience is starting to wear off as the English top-flight truly takes its toll on the debutants. Having said that; Eddie Howe’s side’s home form must improve if they are to grasp any chance of avoiding the bottom three this term, they’ll happily take a point all day long against the Eagles.

Shoot Says: Draw

Vs Swansea City (H), Dec 28

Another side falling from grace is Swansea City, who look a completely different team from the one that started the Premier League campaign in impressive style. With manager Garry Monk under fire and key forwards Bafetimbi Gomis and Andre Ayew misfiring as of late, Palace should look to take the initiative and continue their encouraging home form into the New Year in sixth place.

Shoot Says: Win

Overall Points: 31

League position: 6th

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