Everton boss Marco Silva may find himself out of work if the Toffees lose this one. They are on a four-match losing streak as it is, and he is walking a thin line. West Ham are pushing for a place in the top six at the end of the weekend, but need to recover from a home loss against Crystal Palace last time out. Read our Everton v West Ham betting tips for more.
West Ham 11/4
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on October 17th, 2019 at 2:35 p.m.)
There are troubled times at Goodison Park with Everton on a four-match losing streak. They are sat at W2 D1 L5 for the season. A positive for them ahead of this fixture is that their two wins for the campaign have happened on home soil. Not so bright is the fact that they have lost their last two at Goodison, defeats against Sheffield United and Manchester City.
Everton are without a clean sheet in their last fixtures. They have also failed to score in two of their last three. The Toffees have conceded at least two goals in their last three home games as well, and they lose right-back Seamus Coleman for this one through suspension. It has been an average of 1.75 goals per game conceded at home by Marco Silva’s Everton this season.
Their two home wins were both by a one-goal margin, and Everton were leading at half time in two of their four home games (D1 L1). Four of their five home goals scored at have been in the first half of home games but in his campaign, Everton have conceded the opening goal in five of their eight fixtures.
The two clubs traded away wins last season
Both teams have scored in two of the last six meetings
Everton are W2 L2 in their last four at home against West Ham
Things are even at two wins and two draws in the last six meetings
The Hammers are W3 D3 L2 this season and just before the international break had a little setback in a home defeat against Crystal Palace. The Irons are undefeated on their top-flight travels this season with a W1 D3 record on the road. It suggests, for a betting angle, that they are going to be a tough side to knock over at Goodison Park.
All of West Ham’s away games this season have been against sides who are sat 10th or lower in the table currently. From those matches, they have scored an average of 1.5 goals per fixture. They have taken one away clean sheet so far. West Ham have been level at the half time break in all four of their away games, which is a pretty big trend.
The Londoners have bagged the opening goal in 6 of their 8 fixtures this season, which is another wonderful trend. Stretching through to the back end of last season, West Ham are now undefeated in their last 6 away games in the top flight. They look to be a pretty settled side at the moment and summer signing Sebastian Haller has carried some good form for them in the attack.
Everton are having their problems, no question. West Ham are a very solid unit on their day and they should not be fazed by a trip to Goodison Park. The visitors are more than good enough to take a share of the spoils. Draw.
18th October 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The high-flying Hammers are looking a very settled side at the moment and picked up a point at Bournemouth last weekend. Will they be able to extend their undefeated streak as they play host to fellow Londoners Crystal Palace? The Eagles have only lost one of their last five. Read our West Ham v Crystal Palace betting tips for more.
West Ham 19/20
Crystal Palace 14/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on October 3rd, 2019 at 9.46 p.m.)
A point away at Bournemouth wasn’t a bad result for the Hammers last weekend as it was enough to keep them in the top five. That was their sixth game on the bounce without defeat as well, so they are moving nicely. The goals that West Ham conceded against Bournemouth last weekend snapped a three-match run of clean sheets by them. The Hammers are W3 D3 in their last six league fixtures.
They have won their last two on home soil by a 2-0 scoreline, the wins happening against Norwich and Man Utd. West Ham have been leading at the break in two of their three home games this season. They have also remained unbeaten in their last eight against the Eagles in all competitions. One word of note is that keeper Lukasz Fabianksi is injured, so Roberto Jiminez makes his club debut.
West Ham are unbeaten in 8 EPL games against Palace
Both teams have scored in each of the last four clashes
The Hammers are on a 10 match scoring streak against Palace
Four of the last five meetings at West Ham have gone over 2.5 goals
The Eagles are a top ten side and they are defying expectations a bit. They collected three points at home against Norwich last weekend. Crystal Palace have lost two of their three away games though this season, winning the other one in the sequence at Manchester United. They failed to score in either of their away losses suffered. Just 29% of Crystal Palace’s league games this season have gone over 2.5 goals.
Part of that reason is Palace’s defence, which has been pretty solid (at least at home). Ahead of the weekend, there are only two sides who have conceded fewer Premier League goals than Palace have this season. Crystal Palace though have averaged 2 goals per game against them in away fixtures alone. The Eagles have also opened the scoring in four of their seven games during this campaign. Key midfield man Luka Milivojeic serves a ban for this one
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on October 3rd, 2019 at 9.46 p.m.)
The Hammers have a good chance of extending their form in this one. They have an untested keeper between the sticks, but they have far more to offer in attack than Crystal Palace have. So the home win looks like a good call.
4th October 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
This is a top-six clash in the Premier League. Both West Ham and Bournemouth will be happy with their respective outputs so far. This fixture sets up the chance for one of them to guarantee a top-six finish at the close of the weekend. It could be one of the highlights of the Premier League weekend. Read our Bournemouth v West Ham betting tips for more.
West Ham 17/10
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 24th, 2019 at 5:35 p.m.)
The Cherries took back to back 3-1 victories over Everton and Southampton to fly up the table into the top six. That was a really good response by them because they had lost their previous two fixtures. It leaves them at W3 D1 L2 this season. Each of their last four league games have produced a 3-1 scoreline (W2 L2) which is pretty remarkable. There have been no clean sheets for the Cherries this season and both teams have scored in all fixtures.
Their form at Dean Court hasn’t been great in the top flight. They have won only two of their last nine Premier League home games. There have been only the one clean sheet for Eddie HOwe’s men in that sequence of form. Bournemouth have scored four goals this season in the opening fifteen minutes of fixtures. Two-thirds of all their goals have been in the first half of fixtures. Callum Wilson is in great form up front, scoring in his last three league games (4 goals).
The Cherries won both league meetings against West Ham last term
West Ham are winless in five league games against Bournemouth
Both teams have scored in four of the last five meetings
Bournemouth are undefeated in their last three at home against the Irons
West Ham have looked very solid this season for Manuel Pellegrini. They eased to a comfortable 2-0 home success over Manchester United last weekend to take their undefeated streak to five games in the top-flight (W3 D2). Impressively they have clocked three straight clean sheets as well, so they will be backing themselves for this trip to the south coast. Out on the road so far the Hammers have gone W1 D2, the lone success in that sequence happening at Watford.
The Irons have scored at least two goals in three of their last four top-flight games. Andriy Yarmolenko has scored in two of his last three of the club. West Ham are unbeaten in their last five away games in the Premier League, rolling over from the back end of last season. That was after a shocker of a sequence taking one point from eight away games. But they are looking for a strong unit now. All three of their league victories have been by a two-goal margin this season. West Ham have been level at half time in all three road fixtures.
This should be some fixture. Both are carrying some nice form at the moment so it’s worth backing a goal at both ends. There’s really no easy pick in this one, but the head to head form suggests that Bournemouth can get the victory.
27th September 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
West Ham are on a four-match unbeaten streak of form in the league. They are going along nicely. They will probably have plenty of backers in this one as well. Manchester United are level on points with the Hammers and this is going to be a tough trip down to London. Read our West Ham v Manchester United betting tips for more.
Man Utd 11/10
West Ham 5/2
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 19th, 2019 at 8:35 p.m.)
The Hammers played out a 0-0 draw at Aston Villa last weekend, unable to get their third win on the bounce. They are four games undefeated at the moment though in the top flight and have earned back to back clean sheets. Their season opened on home soil with a heavy loss against Manchester City.
But then they eased to a 2-0 win over Norwich in their other home fixtures. Just one of their last four games have gone over 2.5 goals. Sebastien Haller has scored three goals in West Ham’s last three games. Of the goals that they have scored this season, two-thirds have been after the half time break.
That is also when the majority of their goals have been conceded as well. The Hammers have opened the scoring in three of their five fixtures in this campaign, conceding just one opening goal. So that’s pretty good. Overall it has been nothing spectacular from them, but they do appear to be a very solid unit.
The two traded home wins last season in the EPL
Both teams have scored in two of the last five meetings
West Ham are unbeaten in two home games against the Red Devils
Three of the last four league meetings have gone over 2.5 goals
Manchester United took a 1-0 home win over Leicester last weekend, snapping a three-match winless streak. They were in Europa League action on Thursday night, but boss Ole Gunnar Solkshar threw his youngsters into action. They took an unimpressive 1-0 home win over Astana. You can’t read anything from that though. The Red Devils are sat on a W2 D2 L1 record this season in the top flight, their one defeat happening against Crystal Palace.
They have drawn their two away fixtures so far, both 1-1 ties against Wolves and Southampton. Following this game, they have Arsenal and Liverpool in a span of three games to come. This is the type of fixture where they can’t afford to drop points if they want a run at a top-four finish. The Red Devils have not won in any of their last six Premier League away games, taking a D3 L3 record in that sequence. It has been no clean sheet on the road in seven for them.
West Ham have to be worth some consideration in this one. They look to have things together and can cause Manchester United some problems. It not as if the visitors have looked particularly threatening this season. Home win.
20th September 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Despite some really committed displays, Aston Villa went into the weekend sitting in the bottom three in the Premier League. So they need to find a way to dig a little bit deeper and get those results on the board. The Hammers have gone undefeated in three and will be looking for their third straight win. Read our Aston Villa v West Ham betting tips for more.
West Ham 8/5
Aston Villa 13/8
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 13th, 2019 at 9:37 p.m.)
Aston Villa thought that they had gotten an equaliser out at Crystal Palace just before the intentional break. But it was ruled out for a dodgy call of a dive by Jack Grealish. Regardless of that, the Villains didn’t do anywhere near enough in the fixture to really warrant a point out of the fixture. It leaves them in a W1 L3 record for the season. The positive from that is that they got their one home win in their last home fixture, a rousing 2-0 home success over Everton.
They need more big performances like that, not like the abject one they produced at Palace. Two-thirds of the goals that Villa have conceded in his season’s top flight have come in the second half of games. They have opened the scoring two of their games, leading at half time in two of them as well. Aston Villa will be missing Trezeguet who is suspended but other than, boss Dean Smith has pretty much a full squad. No player has made it past one goal for the Villains in this campaign.
This is the first league meeting since 2016
Both teams have scored in just one of the last six Premier League fixtures
Three of the last six EPL meetings have ended in a draw
West Ham are W2 D3 L1 in their last six against the Villains
West Ham will be happy with their back to back wins just before the international break. It is a three-match undefeated streak for them and they have looked pretty good. Especially when you take their big loss against Man City out of the equation. Big summer signing Sebastien Haller has netted three times in his last two games and the Hammers have produced some good stuff going forward and don’t look as if they are going to struggle for goals.
The Irons are unbeaten on the road this season, taking a draw at Brighton and then a win at Watford. They too have almost a full squad to pick from apart from the sidelined Winston Reid and Michail Antonio. It is a four-match undefeated streak of away form that West Ham are on in the top flight (W3 D1) and they have scored in each of their last five. Both of West Ham’s wins this season in the Premier League have been by a margin of exactly two goals.
The defence of West Ham isn’t great and it can be gotten at. However, the Hammers do look favourites for this trip to Villa Park against a Villa side who look as if they are still struggling to figure out what their strongest eleven is. West Ham to win & both teams to score.
14th September 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Hammers found their winning touch for the first time last weekend. They collected a 3-1 away win at the currently-hapless Watford. This now then becomes a good chance for West Ham, returning to home soil, to make it back to back wins. Norwich’s defence is finding the going tough in the top flight. Read our West Ham v Norwich betting tips for more.
West Ham 17/20
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 29th, 2019 at 6:35 p.m.)
West Ham delivered three points last weekend with a 3-1 success at Watford. That was their first win of the season having lost against Man City and drawn with Brighton before that. Big summer signing Sebastien Haller netted a second-half brace against the Hornets to open his account for West Ham and he looks as if he could be well among the goals this campaign. Their one home game so far was a heavy 5-0 loss against Man City.
In last season’s top-flight campaign West Ham nailed a W9 D4 L6 record at home. They won seven of their ten games against teams who finished in the bottom half of the table. West Ham lost Michail Antonio to a serious injury in midweek and he could be out for a few months. In midweek West Ham claimed a 2-0 win at Newport in the EFL Cup, making plenty of expected changes to their starting eleven.
Each of West Ham’s last three home games in the league have gone over 2.5 goals, as has all three of their league fixtures this season. The Hammers are unbeaten in 11 of their last 12 games against Norwich, so the stats do lean towards backing them for a win. Also, the Hammers have netted at least two goals in each of their three home games against the Canaries across all competitions.
This is the first meeting since the 2015/16 top flight
The last two meetings have been 2-2 draws
None of the six previous EPL meetings have produced an away win
There have been two wins each and two draws in the six previous EPL meetings
Norwich’s league games this season have been great value for money. There has been a total of fourteen goals netted in their three fixtures so far. The Canaries are sitting with a W1 L2 record for the campaign so far, their lone success coming at home against Newcastle. Their other two games have ended in a 4-1 loss against Liverpool and a 3-2 reverse against Chelsea last weekend.
The positive from that is that Norwich have been scoring well, netting in each game played. All three of their fixtures have made it over 3.5 goals which is a nice betting angle for this game. Top scorer for them is Teemu Pukki who has scored five of their six league goals this campaign. Norwich suffered an EFL Cup loss at Crawley in midweek, the Canaries going down 1-0 but weren’t at full strength for that low-priority game. They did lose Timm Klose with a bad injury in midweek.
They play great football do Norwich under Daniel Farke. But their defence does remain a big issue. They could have conceded at least another couple of goals against Chelsea last weekend at Carrow Road. They look as if they are going to continue to get exposed, just because of their set up. 75% of the goals that they have conceded so far have been in the first half of matches. Trying to shut up shop early could help them massively.
Norwich are still playing some wonderful fluent football, but their defence looks pretty weak. West Ham should be able to capitalise on that by taking a home success over the Canaries. We would look for it to be by a two-goal margin as well.
30th August 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
League Two side Newport County have the chance to pull off a League Cup giant-killing act on Tuesday night. They will be welcoming Premier League side West Ham to Rodney Parade. Can the Exiles pull off an upset? Read our Newport v West Ham betting tips for more.
West Ham 4/11
Newport County 7/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 29th, 2019 at 6:35 p.m.)
Newport are carrying a bit of form with them this season as they are unbeaten across their five games played in all competitions. The most notable aspect of their season has been the strength of their defence. Newport have claimed a clean sheet four of their five games played.
They were out on the road against Gilllingham in the first round of this season’s League Cup. Newport won through on a penalty shootout after a 2-2 draw. That was just the third win in their last nine League Cup fixtures. They have lost the last two EFL Cup home fixtures, conceding exactly 3 goals in both of those.
West Ham collected a 3-1 away win at Watford in the Premier League on the weekend. That was the first victory of the season for them. Perhaps the one concerning thing for them is that they have not taken a clean sheet yet this season. West Ham made it to the fourth round of last season’s League Cup where they were beaten by London rivals Tottenham Hotspur.
West Ham do have a pretty good record in the EFL Cup, having won five of their last seven played. The Hammers have won three of their last four away games in the competition, scoring at least two goals in each of those three successes. Two of those three wins were against lower-ranked opposition as well (Cheltenham and AFC Wimbledon)
We don’t see any hint of an upset happening here although West Ham may have to be patient early on against a well organised Newport defence. There is no need for West Ham to go full strength that this, but they can even keep enough on the bench to see themselves through comfortably. West Ham to win two-nil.
26th August 2019 / lee - Category: FA Cup & League Cup Betting
Back to back defeats for Watford has put a bit of early pressure on boss Javi Gracia. The Hornets badly need to come up with a response now with home advantage behind them. The Hammers haven’t done a great deal better though with one point earned from their opening two games. Read our Watford v West Ham betting tips for more.
West Ham 9/4
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 20th, 2019 at 8:15 a.m.)
Watford were brilliant at the start of last season putting together a four-match winning streak. Things have not gone quite as well for this campaign as Watford they have opened with back-to-back defeats. Watford are one of two sides only to have not hit the back of the net in their opening two games of the new Premier League season (Crystal Palace). With an average already of two goals per game against them the Hornets badly need to come up with a response at home on the weekend.
The home record that Watford took in last season’s Premier League was W8 D3 L8 but they did struggle at the end of the season at Vicarage Road. Watford picked up just one point from their final four home games of the last campaign. Adding on the two games from the start of this campaign there has been no clean sheet by Watford in any of their last 14 Premier League games, which indicates a severe problem. They have conceded in each of their last seven top-flight home games. Until they get some confidence going behind them there doesn’t look to be an easy game for them at the moment.
The two traded away wins last season
Three of the last four meetings have ended in a 2-0 scoreline
Things are even at two wins each in the last four EPL meetings
Watford’s last two home wins over the Irons have been 2-0 results
West Ham have a thankless task facing Manchester City on the opening weekend of the season. That resulted in a 5-0 defeat for the Hammers. But they did show a good bit of character to fight back from that and take a 1-1 away draw at Brighton last weekend. So there was a point on which they can build and looking at what Watford have produced so far this season, there should not be taking too much for West Ham to fear in this game.
West Ham picked up some good signings in the summer transfer market but are yet to get their club-record signing Sebastian Haller going. The sooner that he integrates himself into Premier League life the better for the hammers. West Ham did win their final two away games of last season, and their very last one, actually, their last game of the season, saw them take a 4-1 win at Vicarage Road over Watford. So that is a three-match undefeated streak of away form in the Premier League that the Hammers are currently on. West Ham’s away record last season in the Premier League was W6 D3 L10.
Nothing has clicked whatsoever for Watford yet. They need to relieve a little bit of pressure, but it’s West Ham who we are looking at. The Hammers showed good character to get a point at Brighton last weekend after the hammering they took against Man City. They may be able to take it a step forward and get a win.
23rd August 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Seagulls produced one of the big results of the opening weekend of the Premier league. Brighton earned a 3-0 away win at Watford to get their campaign off to a flying start. Things didn’t go as well for West Ham who were blown away at home by the reigning champions Manchester City. Read our Brighton v West Ham betting tips for more.
West Ham 2/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 14th, 2019 at 6:12 p.m.)
The Seagulls were one of the star performers from the opening weekend of the new Premier League season. They upset the odds by producing a 3-0 away win at Watford. After all their struggles last season, avoiding relegation by two points, that was a massive result for them. So Graham Potter’s men are up and running and will now look to capitalize in their first home game of the season as well. Brighton’s first goal at Watford was through an own-goal by the home side before Florin Andone and Neal Maupay added to their tally.
Last season Brighton won just three times away from the Amex. That’s how big of a result it was for them at Vicarage Road seven days ago. On home soil in the top flight in the last campaign, Brighton posted a W6 D5 L8 record. They lost four of their last five home fixtures last season (D1) and across the course of the campaign only averaged exactly one goal per game at the Amex. In total, they bagged a clean sheet in a quarter of home fixtures. All but one of Brighton’s six home wins happened by a one-goal margin.
The Seagulls earned four points against the Hammers last season
West Ham are winless in four previous EPL games against Brighton (D1 L3)
Brighton have won their last two home games against the Irons
Four of the last six meetings have gone over 2.5 goals
West Ham were destroyed 5-0 by Manchester City last weekend. It was actually a game in which the Hammers started very well. They had plenty of possession early on in Man City’s half of the pitch, but couldn’t press home an advantage. Once they had conceded, the floodgates just opened. They will have to shake that off quickly and that should be easy to do given how good Manchester City are. It was a bit of a thankless way to start the new season.
West Ham do look as if they have a decent attack going this season and when it clicks they should be fine. Last season on their top-flight travels the Hammers produced a W6 D5 L10 record. They did win their final two road games of the campaign which came after a run of just one point from seven road fixtures. Their end of season away wins were good ones at Tottenham and Watford as well. In total West Ham managed a clean sheet in just 16% of their away games last season. Will their defensive output be better than it was last weekend?
It is hard to gauge much about West Ham after their first home game against Manchester City. The hammers did start brightly against the champions, however, and they may have enough quality in their ranks to go and battled their way to a point against Brighton side whose confidence will be sky-high.
16th August 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Reigning Premier League champions Manchester City will begin their title defence with a trip to West Ham. The Citizens picked up the Community Shield on the weekend in a penalty shootout win over Liverpool. West Ham finished with a flourish last season to bank a top ten finish. Read our West Ham v Manchester City betting tips for more.
Man City 2/9
West Ham 11/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 6th, 2019 at 5:33 p.m.)
The Hammers produced a home record of W9 D4 L6 last season in the top flight. It wasn’t a bad run from them at the end of the season either as they lost just one of their final nine home fixtures (against Everton). However, if you break it down, it was their home games against the top sides in which they had the most problems.
West Ham were W2 D3 L3 in their home games against the other top ten finishers, failing to score in five of those games. The Irons scored an average of 1.7 goals per home fixtures, while they struggled at the back with a clean sheet in just 21% of fixtures.
Six of West Ham’s nine home wins the last term were by a margin of at least two goals. It was a pretty steady season from the Hammers under Manuel Pellegrini. They did need a little something extra up top. They have added Pablo Fornals and Sebastien Haller to that end, so should be a little sharper.
Haller comes in as the club’s record signing at £45 million. They do have that poor record though against Manchester City that they have to shake off. It would be some start to the season if they could pick up a win. At the worst, it’s one of the toughest games out of the way early on.
The Citizens won 4-0 away at West Ham last season
Manchester City are on a seven-match winning streak against the Hammers
Eight of the last nine meetings have gone over 2.5 goals
City have four clean sheets in their last six against the Hammers
The Citizens will begin their quest for more domestic success. It was a clean sweep of the league title, EFL Cup and FA Cup for them last season. It’s a pretty high bar that they have set for themselves. Will they start the new season with three points? Last season they started away from home against Arsenal and took a 2-0 win.
Manchester City went undefeated in their first seven away games of last season, winning five of those. Their overall away record last term was W14 D2 L3. The Citizens won their final seven away games on the bounce.
They averaged exactly two goals per game on their travels and that was only half of it. Their defence was so good, earning a clean sheet in over half of their away games and conceding just 0.58 goals per road game. City won 53% of their away games to nil.
The Citizens finished the season with an eleven match scoring streak away from home. Of the fourteen road victories that they earned, all but four were by a margin of at least two goals. One more stats for them, City were leading at the half time break in 12 away games. Of the four losses they suffered all of last season, three were away from home.
City looked a little bit spent in the second half of the Community Shield, so because of that, we’ll back West Ham to get on the scoresheet at least. It looks to have been a positive summer by the Hammers. But City should control enough for the game to walk away with the three points.
8th August 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting