Crystal Palace are going to hammer someone 5-0 soon, reckons Sky Sports reporter Michael Bridge.
Patrick Vieira has a host of attacking talent, including Wilfried Zaha, Michael Olise and Eberechi Eze, and Bridge thinks it is only a matter of time before the Eagles’ frontline really punishes someone.
How have Palace been in attack this season?
Palace have been good going forward in the Vieira era, which is evident from the amount of goals they have scored in the Premier League.
As per WhoScored, their tally of 37 leaves them just outside of the top six behind the likes of Arsenal and Manchester United.
Last season, Palace scored 41 times so are well on course to smashing that this term, showing how much they have improved in attack under Vieira.
The goals had dried up before the 4-1 win against Watford, with Palace registering just three times in their last five league fixtures prior, but the Selhurst Park faithful will probably be happy with what they have seen from their attackers overall.
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What has Bridge said about Palace?
Bridge is expecting Palace to steamroll someone sooner or later, highlighting the offensive options Vieira currently has at his disposal.
Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, the Sky Sports journalist said: “They’re not getting bashed up. I think with them, they’re going to have a game soon and they’re going to win 5-0, and Michael Olise, Eze, Zaha, they’re all going to turn it on.
“But with them, it’s always one out of the three does it, and [Odsonne] Edouard’s gone a bit quiet.”
What do Palace’s remaining fixtures look like?
Palace have some really tricky matches left, with some extremely tough ones coming up.
They take on Wolves next in the Premier League, a team with one of the best defensive records in the division. Only Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool have conceded fewer goals than Bruno Lage’s men, putting into perspective how hard that game could be.
After that, the Eagles welcome City, who they actually beat earlier this season, before a trip to Newcastle United.
If Vieira’s side are going to give someone a hammering, you would imagine that it is going to be a relegation candidate like Newcastle, Leeds United or Watford, who they also still have to play before the campaign finishes in May.
The most important thing, though, is Palace have been scoring goals this term and are highly likely to secure Premier League football for another year.