Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson has stated that he doesn’t believe Crystal Palace will win an away game in the Premier League this season.
The Soccer Saturday regular was writing in his weekly predictions column for Sportskeeda, where he made the prediction.
Patrick Vieira’s side have endured a solid start to the campaign, with the club currently ranked in 10th place in the Premier League table, after picking up 16 points from 12 games so far this season.
However the Eagles have picked up just three points on the road so far this campaign, having been unable to pick up so much as one victory on the road in the league.
And Merson has backed this run to continue until the end of the season, following their 3-0 defeat at Everton on their last away trip.
I don’t think Crystal Palace are going to win an away game in the Premier League,” said Merson.
“They keep putting the same team out, and they won’t win away from home.
“They’ve got too many individuals.
“At home, it’s perfect, and they’d give anybody in the Premier League a game.
“Away from home, I just don’t see it.”
TIF Thoughts on Merson’s comments…
Whilst Palace’s form on the road has been extremely poor away from home this season, we cannot foresee a situation where Vieira’s side fail to pick up a win on the road this campaign.
With somebody like Wilfried Zaha in their ranks, who has scored five goals so far this season, as well as attacking talents such as Eberechi Eze and Michael Olise, we have full faith that the club have the individual prowess to push through and secure a victory on the road this season.
Therefore, we have to disagree with Merson’s bold claim on Palace ahead of this weekend’s Premier League fixture at West Ham United.