By Harvey Byrne

Stan Collymore has predicted that West Ham will suffer a defeat against Crystal Palace in Saturday evening’s Premier League showdown.

The Hammers will travel to Selhurst Park for the clash which see’s Slaven Bilic’s strugglers take on Alan Pardew’s eighth placed side.

Former footballer and now outspoken pundit Collymore has predicted a tight encounter, but has gone for a 3-2 victory in favour of Palace.

West Ham had a successful season in the last campaign, finishing seventh in the Premier League and earning a place in the Europa League qualifying rounds in their new London Stadium.

However, the Hammers have since been knocked out of Europe and they now sit in 18th place with just four points from their last seven fixtures in the league.

West Ham drew their last Premier League fixture 1-1 with Middlesbrough at home and they will now be looking to build on from the stalemate.

However, Bilic’s side will face a tough test against in form Belgium striker Christian Benteke, who has scored five goals in his last four encounter’s for both club and country.

In other West Ham news, Bilic has revealed that Simone Zaza will not be returning to Juventus in January.