This should be an entertaining London derby to look forward too. West Ham will be looking for a big three points in this one as they face up to the Lilywhites. That would give them a fantastic lift. Buy Spurs return after the international break having put together a strong three-match winning streak. Read our West Ham v Tottenham betting tips for more.
West Ham 10/3
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on October 15th, 2018 at 7:52 p.m.)
The Hammers had their little positive spurt of form snapped with a 1-0 defeat out at Brighton just before the international break. That leaves them W2 D1 L1 in their last four league games. That, in turn, was after losing their opening four games of the season. Their home form reads just W1 D1 L2 for the season, but are undefeated in their last two on home soil.
They picked up a draw against Chelsea and then banked that big 3-1 success over Manchester United. So they have held their own against some of the top sides at home this season. All of West Ham’s home games this season (including this one) have been against sides currently in the top half of the table.
Defensively they have only the one clean sheet this season so are going to be at risk. For our West Ham v Tottenham betting tips were are looking at both teams to score at 8/13 odds* (betting odds taken on October 16th, 2018 at 7:14 pm).
Recent games between these two have provided plenty of goals. Five of West Ham’s eight league games this season have made it above the goal line as well. They have won two of their last three games at home against Spurs and this would be a massive three points for them.
Spurs have put together a three-match winning streak, beating Brighton, Huddersfield and Cardiff. There are naturally going to be stiffer tests to come for them. Starting with this one and they won’t want to lose momentum in this London derby because next up for them comes Manchester City.
Tottenham have produced well on the road, winning four of their five away games. Their only blip was a 2-1 loss at Watford at the start of September. Over 2.5 goals is at 4/6 odds* (betting odds taken on October 16th, 2018 at 7:14 pm).
That appeals for West Ham v Tottenham betting tips because Spurs have scored at least two goals in all but one of their away games this season. They have found the back of the net in all eight of their league games this season. 75% of Tottenham’s league games this season have gone over 2.5 goals.
Spurs have averaged exactly two goals per away game this season, while they have taken a clean sheet in 40% of them. They have had some tight battles with West Ham recently though. Harry Kane is the 5/2 first goalscorer favourite* (betting odds taken on October 16th, 2018 at 7:14 pm).
Tottenham got four points from their meetings with West Ham last season but they weren’t easy points. There was a 1-1 home draw for them after edging a tight away scrap 3-2. In the last four league meetings in this London derby, Spurs are W2 D1 L1 and they have lost two for their last three away trips to West Ham, both 1-0 losses. Five of the last eight games between them in all competitions have gone over 2.5 goals.
The draw may not have some appeal in the game as West Ham have a good bit of home form behind them. They may well have enough in them to grind out a point and make life very difficult for the Lilywhites. Draw.
17th October 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Brighton are still stuck on just the one win for the season and now have collected only the two points in their last five games. So they are struggling a bit at the moment. West Ham, in contrast, have rolled up their sleeves and will be high in confidence after doing a great number on Manchester United last weekend. Read our Brighton v West Ham betting tips for more.
West Ham 9/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on October 2nd, 2018 at 4:14 p.m.)
As it stands in the Premier League Brighton have committed more fouls on average per game than any other side this season. Troublingly for them to they have conceded an average of just under 17 shots per game against them this season and only Fulham and Burnley have worse numbers than that. So things aren’t happening at the moment for the Seagulls who have just a W1 D2 L4 record for the season. They have lost their last two, but they were tough games against Spurs and Man City.
Brighton’s home form for the season reads W1 D1 L1 where they have scored six goals. So that’s a good average of two per game and over 2.5 goals at bet365 is at 43/40 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from October 2nd, 2018 at 4:14 p.m.) which we feel is good value in our Brighton v West Ham betting tips. They haven’t kept a clean sheet this season at all so they are likely to ship at least one you feel.
West Ham have turned the corner it would seem with a great W2 D1 record not the board in their last three games. The wins were against Everton and Manchester United while the draw in that sequence was against Chelsea. So they have come through a couple of tough tests recently which they deserve credit for. Both of their league wins this season have come by a 3-1 scoreline. A West Ham 3-1 correct score option is at a chunky 25/1 odds while a more conservative 2-1 away win is at 11/1* (Betting Odds were taken from October 2nd, 2018 at 4:14 p.m.).
Marko Arnautovic has scored in two of their last three games and he is a pretty decent option at 7/4 to get on the scoresheet at any time* (Betting Odds were taken from October 2nd, 2018 at 4:14 p.m.). The Irons are W1 L2 out on the road and they don’t have a clean sheet on their travels, conceding eight goals in total. The two road defeats they suffered were against Arsenal and Liverpool so they weren’t easy ones. It doesn’t look too likely that they will get a clean sheet out of this and both teams to score is a good option for our Brighton v West Ham betting tips.
It was a great output last season for Brighton against West Ham as they posted back to back wins over the Irons. Not only that, they scored exactly three goals in both of those wins as well. There hasn’t been a great deal of head to head history between the two sides with West Ham 10-7 up overall with five draws.
West Ham looked to have turned the corner now and suddenly they look a bit of value to get behind. That’s a good bit of momentum that they have behind them going now and the Seagulls are just struggling a bit in comparison. Away win.
3rd October 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Last weekend in the Premier League Manchester United dropped more points as they were held to a home draw against the newly promoted Wolves. They head out on the road for the Saturday lunchtime kick-off as they face a West Ham side who look to be turning the corner. The irons have collected four points from their last two games after losing their first four matches. Read our West Ham v Manchester United betting tips for more.
Manchester United 8/11
West Ham 7/2
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 24th, 2018 at 11:24 p.m.)
So after four straight defeats at the start of the season, West Ham have collected four points in their last two games. Last weekend they dug in well on home soil to play out a 0-0 draw with Chelsea, despite getting only around 30% of possession in the game. That was a precious point for them and it was their first on home soil this season as well. West Ham have netted just the one home goal in their three home fixtures (D1 L2) and the natural option is to expect this to be a low-scoring game so under 2.5 goals is at even money* (Betting Odds were taken from September 24th, 2018 at 11:24 p.m.).
The halftime draw may well be worth a look in this one. All of the home goals that West Ham have conceded this season have been in the second half of matches and they have been at 0-0 in two of their three home fixtures. Marko Arnautovic is the top scorer for them this season with three goals and he is at 2/1 in the anytime goalscorer market* (Betting Odds were taken from September 24th, 2018 at 11:24 p.m.). A point out of this one for the Hammers on the back of the one against Chelsea would be another decent step of progress for them.
The Red Devils recorded back to back away wins at Burnley and Watford to get over their hump of back to back losses which they had suffered. But they dropped more points last weekend as they were held to a 1-1 draw at home against Wolves. The visitors were good for their point too. It leaves Manchester United with a W1 D1 L1 record from their three home games in the top flight this season. They’ve taken no clean sheet there, so they have done better on the road with a W2 D1 record. United have earned just one clean sheet overall this season.
In the bet365 correct score market a 1-1 draw option is at 13/2 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from September 24th, 2018 at 11:24 p.m.). Romelu Lukaku has scored in each of United’s three games on the road this season (total of four goals) and he is the obvious one to look for in the first goalscorer market. Lukaku is the first goalscorer favourite at 3/1 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from September 24th, 2018 at 11:24 p.m.). Manchester United have scored exactly two goals in each of their road games this term.
The Hammers picked up a draw last season in this corresponding fixture after having been torn apart at Old Trafford. West Ham have gone W1 D3 L2 in their last six Premier League fixtures against Manchester United. The Irons are W1 D1 L1 in their last three on home soil against the Red Devils. Both teams have failed to score in four of the last six league meetings.
The draw will have some appeal in this one as Manchester United have been grinding out results more than adding power and flair to proceedings. West Ham have a long way to go to get where they want to be, but digging in for a home point in this one could be another big point for them.
26th September 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Chelsea will be looking to extend their perfect start to the new season as they step out in this London derby on the weekend. Will there Thursday night UEFA Europa League action starts affecting them? West Ham finally snapped out of their early season funk with a good three points out at Everton. Read our West Ham v Chelsea betting tips for more.
West Ham 17/4
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 20th, 2018 at 3:53 p.m.)
After four straight defeats at the start of the season, West Ham produced a good 3-1 win at Everton last weekend to break out of their slump. Their front line finally clicked with Andriy Yarmolenko getting a brace and Marko Arnautovic getting their third. So finally that was the kind of output that was expected of them after their big summer investments. There should be enough in this game to over 3.5 goals at 6/4 odds* (betting odds taken on September 20th, 2018 at 4:10 pm). Their two home games this season have yielded one-goal margin losses against Bournemouth and Wolves.
The Irons have actually won only one of their last six home games in the top flight now (W1 D2 L3) so aren’t that reliable. Of the five league goals that they have scored this season all but one of them have come in the first half of matches and they have yet to be trailing at halftime in a home game this term. So the halftime draw with bet365 at 6/4 odds* (betting odds taken on September 20th, 2018 at 4:10 pm) is worth a look in our West Ham v Chelsea betting tips. Arnautovic is their top scorer for the season with three goals and he is at 21/10 in the anytime goalscorer market.
The Blues are five wins from five games for the season but they now start that tricky balance of Thursday night European games and Sunday domestic fixtures. It was suspected that new boss Maurizio Sarri could be in for a slow start in getting his new style implemented. But the Blues have quickly gotten better and better as the season has gone on and they have scored at least two goals in each of their fixtures so far. In the bet365 correct score market a Chelsea 2-1 option is at 8/1 odds* (betting odds taken on September 20th, 2018 at 4:10 pm) which has appeal as we are going to look at both teams to score.
Chelsea have just the one clean sheet in their last four games so we are backing both teams to score at 4/6 odds for our West Ham v Chelsea betting tips* (betting odds taken on September 20th, 2018 at 4:10 pm). Eden Hazard has been in tremendous form this season and he got a hattrick last time out as Chelsea powered their way past Cardiff. The Blues are playing some really fluent attacking football at the moment and Hazard is at the center of everything. Hazard is the top scorer for them this season with a five-goal haul and is the 11/10 anytime goalscorer favorite* (betting odds taken on September 20th, 2018 at 4:10 pm). Pedro is the only other player to have netted more than one for them (3).
In last season’s Premier League meetings West Ham actually came out on top as they picked up four points against the Blues. That was a good return from them and in the last six top-flight meetings between the London sides, things are even with two wins each and two draws. West Ham have won two of their last three home league games against the Blues.
West Ham finally snapped their losing streak last weekend, but Chelsea have looked very strong pouring forward this season with Eden Hazard at the center of everything. They should be able to expose what is still a very flimsy Irons back line. Chelsea to win by a one-goal margin looks solid.
20th September 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Everton are one of the few undefeated teams left in the top flight this season returning to action after the international break. They will be keen to keep things that way as they get a home game against West Ham on the weekend. The Hammers are stuck without a point on the bottom of the pile. How badly they need a win on the board to try and get some momentum going. Read our Everton v West Ham betting tips for more.
Everton even money
West Ham 5/2
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 13th, 2018 at 8:16 p.m.)
Steady stuff it has been from Everton this season in the Premier League with a W1 D3 record. They have thrown points away though in their away games. At home so far this season they posted a win against Southampton and then had to fight back to get a 1-1 draw on the board against Huddersfield. So it hasn’t all quite clicked under new boss Marco Silva, but they do have some positives in place like Richarlison who unfortunately for them, has to sit this out. It is final match of a three-match suspension. In the correct score market for the game and Everton 1-0 is at 8/1 odds* (Betting Odds were taken on September 13th, 2018 at 8:16 p.m.).
There has not been a clean sheet from them yet this season and we are going to look at both teams to score at 4/6 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from September 13th, 2018 at 8:16 p.m.). The Toffees have good form as they lost just one of their last ten Premier League home games. They have home form against West Ham too having scored at least two goals in all but two of their last ten at Goodison Park against them. Everton are also undefeated in eleven of their last dozen Premier League home against the Irons.
A four-match losing streak for the start of the season was not expected from the Hammers. But that is where Manuel Pellegrini’s men are at. The Hammers have already conceded ten goals across their four games, with no clean sheets. So they are going to be under pressure here for now because of their weak defence. Over 2.5 goals on the game is at 21/20 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from September 13th, 2018 at 8:16 p.m.). Both of West Ham’s away games this season have gone over the goal line. The Hammers have conceded a total of seven goals in their two road games so far.
They have some injury problems in the squad and they are clearly still looking to find their right balance and formation under Pellegrini. West Ham are currently three points worse of than they were at this stage of last season’s poor campaign. West Ham have only come up with the two goals in the Premier League this season and both of their goals were in the first half of matches. Seven of their ten goals conceded have happened in the second half of games. West Ham striker Marko Arnautovic is their shortest priced option in the anytime goalscorer market at 15/8 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from September 13th, 2018 at 8:16 p.m.).
There was a home win for each in last season’s Premier League meetings and three of the last four meetings have ended in a home win (D1). Things are even with two wins each and two draws between them in their last six top-flight classes. Everton have won their last two at Goodison Park against the Hammers to nil.
At some point, the fortunes of West Ham are going to change but we don’t see a win happening for them at Goodison Park. Everton have been persistent and hard to beat and we are going to back them for a home win in our Everton v West Ham betting tips.
15th September 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
It has been a horrendous start to the season for West Ham after a big summer of investments. Their defence has been a shambles and they badly need to stop the rot. Wolves got huge praise last weekend from their effort in holding Manchester City to a draw. They are still on the hunt for their first win of the season. Will it happen here? Read our West Ham v Wolves betting tips for more.
West Ham 6/4
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 29th, 2018 at 6:35 p.m.)
What next for the Hammers? It is three defeats in three games this season for them and they have shipped nine goals. West Ham have produced some really naive defending and have conceded at least two goals in each of their last three games. That has to give Wolves a shot at getting something out of this game.
For our West Ham v Wolves betting tips we are going straight to the over 2.5 goals option at 4/5 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from August 29th, 2018 at 6:35 p.m.). There have been over 2.5 goals in each of West Ham’s last four games. So this should be a good open game with goals in it. The Iron aren’t going to turn into a defensive powerhouse overnight.
It has just been a mess from them at the back and in their only home game this season they suffered a 2-1 reverse against Bournemouth despite having taken the lead in the match. Marko Arnautovic does look their best route to goal and he is at 13/8 in the anytime goalscorer market* (Betting Odds were taken from August 29th, 2018 at 6:35 p.m.).
He is actually worth a poke in the first goalscorer market as he has scored the opening goal of each of his last two league games. West Ham posted a W7 D6 L6 record at home last season, and right now they really need to get some momentum. They actually have a decent-looking squad there to be able to do it.
Wolves are still looking for their first win of the season but they applied themselves so well last weekend in holding out for a 1-1 draw against Manchester City. Wolves were good value for it as well as they never lost sight of their tactics and discipline. Can they get that first win of the season on the board though?
Their only trip out on the road this season was a visit to Leicester in a Midlands derby which they lost 2-0. Raul Jimenez is their shortest priced anytime goalscorer option at 13/8 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from August 29th, 2018 at 6:35 p.m.) and he has looked very good for them so far.
They certainly looked good enough based on last weekend’s performance to go and avoid defeat in London this weekend. They also went out on the road and picked up a solid EFL Cup away win at Championship side Sheffield Wednesday. The only question really is whether or not they can find that extra to get them that elusive win?
There is a good Asian Handicap option of a Wolves +0.25 for 7/10 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from August 29th, 2018 at 6:35 p.m.). That would pay out at half win if they were to pick up a draw in the match and a full win if they pick up maximum points.
The last time these two were together in league action was in the 2010/11 Premier League season with West Ham collecting four points from the two games. There have only been four previous Premier League meetings with West Ham holding a W2 D1 L1 record from them. They did meet in a 2016 FA Cup tie which West Ham won 1-0 at home.
We are going to settle on the draw for this one. Wolves just quite can’t find that winning touch at the moment but they should be able to hold out against a West Ham side who look a total shambles in defence.
30th August 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Gunners are still on the hunt for their first points of the season having suffered back to back defeats in a tough opening sequence of games against Man City and Chelsea. Can Unai Emery’s men starting getting some momentum after putting together some impressive spells at Stamford Bridge last weekend? West Ham have fallen to a poor start after a big summer of change. Read our Arsenal v West Ham betting tips for more.
West Ham 8/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from August 21st, 2018 at 11:19 p.m.)
The Gunners have not produced a win so far this season in the Premier League. It was never going to be the easiest of starts for them as they lost at home against Man City and then away at Chelsea. There were brighter moments for them at Stamford Bridge as they fought back from 2-0 down to get back level. They created more than enough chances to have been free and clear in the game. But by the same token, they still looked very unsure at the back. With that in mind we are looking at the both teams to score option at 4/6 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from August 21st, 2018 at 11:19 p.m.). That is still five goals shipped in two games for the Gunners and there is clear work to do.
Unai Emery clearly wants to play his way but the personnel don’t appear to be an exact fit for his plans. Up front, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is the 9/4 first goalscorer favourite* (Betting Odds were taken from August 21st, 2018 at 11:19 p.m.) and we are going with that for our Arsenal v West Ham predictions as surely he is due one after missing some glorious chances at Stamford Bridge. Two of Arsenal’s least convincing players this season have been Mesut Ozil and Granit Xhaka and both could miss out on starting places. Arsenal are also still missing Sead Kolasinac, Laurent Koscielny and Carl Jenkinson. They are going to be pretty desperate to get that first win of the season under their belt here in this London derby.
It has also been a rough start for West Ham. They opened with a 4-0 drubbing against Liverpool and then suffered a 2-1 loss at home against Bournemouth last weekend. For all of their heavy summer investments, that’s a poor return. So again you have a side here who has given up a lot of goals and over 3.5 goals makes for a solid proposition in this one and that is at 11/10 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from August 21st, 2018 at 11:19 p.m.). They have averaged just the eight shots per game so far this season per game on average and that’s surprising given the amount of attacking talent that they do have. They have played some pretty poor stuff.
It was Marko Arnautovic who got their goal against Bournemouth last weekend, but summer signing Felipe Anderson has looked really good. He has arguably been their standout performer in the front line and he is at 10/3 odds in the anytime goalscorer market* (Betting Odds were taken from August 21st, 2018 at 11:19 p.m.). West Ham had a really bad time of things away from home last season in the Premier League winning just three times (D6 L10). Their defeat at Liverpool snapped an eleven match scoring streak they were on away from home. Last season the Irons failed to beat any of the top-eight finishers on the road.
Arsenal are W4 D2 in their last six meetings against West Ham in all competitions. They took a big 4-1 win in this corresponding fixture from last season but both teams have scored in just one of the last four meetings (all competitions). Regardless of that, four of the last six clashes between the two London clubs have gone over 2.5 goals. Arsenal have won their last three home games against West Ham.
We have been surprised by how poor West Ham have looked so far and because of that, we have to back Arsenal to come up with a win. The Gunners did produce some good stuff against Chelsea and could find as many gaps against the Hammers. Home win & both teams to score tops our betting tips for Arsenal v West Ham.
25th August 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The summer was full of optimism for West Ham with a new manager and a clutch of good-looking new signings. It all fell apart for them on the opening weekend of the new season though as they were torn apart by Liverpool. What response do they have in them? Bournemouth collected three points in their opening game, seeing off the challenge of the newly promoted Cardiff. Read our West Ham v Bournemouth betting tips for more.
West Ham 23/20
* (Betting Odds were taken on August 16th, 2018 at 4:13 p.m.)
The Hammers took a 4-0 hit at Anfield last weekend denting a bit of justifiable new optimism that they had amassed over the summer. It was a bit of a case of flair over substance really but because Liverpool look so strong, it is hard to read too much into that. That was a really tough game out of the away at least and there is still the likes of Lucas Perez and Carlos Sanchez still to come into the team. This could well be another high scoring game involving the Hammers and we are looking at over 2.5 goals at 4/5 odds* (Betting Odds were taken on August 16th, 2018 at 4:13 p.m.). The Hammers do have a bit of a doubt over Marko Arnautovic who picked up a knock at Anfield.
The Hammers took an average record of W7 D6 L6 at home last season in the top flight where they averaged 1.25 goals per game. They only won one of their last four home games in the Premier League last season. The Hammers collected a clean sheet in just 37% of their home games which suggests goals at both ends in this one. Both teams to score at bet365 is at 8/13 odds* (Betting Odds were taken on August 16th, 2018 at 4:13 p.m.). There appears to be a reasonable chance of that occurring here as the Cherries should get some pressure on their back line.
Bournemouth collected a good home win over Cardiff in what could have been a tricky game for them. They got their first through Ryan Fraser before Callum Wilson sealed the deal with a second for them in the 90th minute. Wilson is at 13/8 in the anytime goalscorer market* (Betting Odds were taken on August 16th, 2018 at 4:13 p.m.). That was a solid start for them and they are now on a three-match winning streak in the top flight which is something to note.
There have also been over 2.5 goals in all but one of their last seven away games in the Premier League as well. So once again there is probably going to be goals flying around in this one. Jefferson Lerma remains a doubt, while Diego Rico is suspended. They are also missing Junior Stanislas through injury. They were solid and strong against Cardiff who were just playing a direct game against them. They will face a totally different kind of attack in this one.
There were back to back drawn matches between these two in the top flight last season and that leaves things totally even between them in recent fixtures. There have been two wins each and two draws in the last six Premier League meetings between the club. Four of the last six meetings have gone above the 3.5 goal line and there have been two red cards in the last six games between them.
We will side with West Ham to pick themselves up after that disappointment at Anfield. Better sides than them will get schooled by the Reds this season so there’s no panic button to be hit yet. There is enough value in a home win to get behind the Hammers in this one. A West Ham to win & both teams to score option will appeal for extra value.
16th August 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Liverpool have made a lot of investments over the summer and now the work of trying to close the gap to champions Man City begin. The Reds will be backed heavily for this home opener and over the summer they have already produced some fantastic displays in pre-season. West Ham though have spent heavily as well and new boss Manuel Pellegrini will be looking to cause an upset in some style.
West Ham 13/1
* (Betting Odds were taken on March 20th, 2018 at 00:22 p.m.)
Big things will be expected of Liverpool this season in the Premier League after having made such heavy investments over the summer in the transfer market. They finally look to have a stable goalkeeper with Alisson between the sticks and it could also be Premier league debuts given to Fabinho and Naby Keita. Even though they will be taking on a side who has also invested heavily in the summer, Liverpool are red hot favourites to win this fixture and they have gone undefeated in their last 21 Premier League home matches. Everyone is fully aware of the attacking threat and powerful style that Liverpool will bring to the table and so we can only expect a high-scoring game in this one and so for our Liverpool v West Ham betting tips we are going over 3.5 goals at 11/10 odds* (Betting Odds were taken on March 20th, 2018 at 00:22 p.m.).
To back that up there is the stat that Liverpool have scored at least two goals in nine of their last 10 home games in the top flight and they may not have their strongest defensive line up out either with Dejan Lovren reportedly not fit to go and Joel Matip not ready. For our Liverpool v West Ham betting tips we are also going to have a look at a Liverpool/Liverpool half-time/full-time option at 8/11 odds* (Betting Odds were taken on March 20th, 2018 at 00:22 p.m.) simply because Liverpool were winning at both half time and time in five of their final six Premier League matches of last season. We have already seen impressive attacking displays from them over the summer with Daniel Sturridge popping up and looking very sharp in front of goal.
West Ham have a new manager in place with former Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini coming back to the Premier League. They have been really busy in the transfer market as well and we can expect to see a new-look West Ham side out. They do have some good looking options at full back now and they should be a lot stronger in defence. But still, they are going to have their work cut out for them in trying to keep Liverpool quiet. Both teams to score is at 4/5 odds* (Betting Odds were taken on March 20th, 2018 at 00:22 p.m.) for the fixture as West Ham look to try and improve upon their bottom half of the table finish from last season.
They were defensively a mess last season and actually ended up with the joint-worst defensive record in the top fight alongside the relegated Stoke. So clearly improvements had to be made and the likes of Ryan Fredericks are going to help out. They also splashed out big in improving their front line which now looks really good. They have Felipe Anderson and Andriy Yarmolenko to help out with their scoring power and they added a bit of creativity in bringing in Jack Wilshere as well. West Ham collected just three away wins last season and for all their summer improvements, it is going to be a big ask to keep Liverpool at bay.
Liverpool posted back to back 4-1 wins over West Ham last season and that is three games in a row against them in which the Reds have scored exactly four goals. Each of the last five meetings between them in all competitions have gone over 2.5 goals. Liverpool though are only W1 D1 L1 in their last three Premier League home games against the Irons. The overall head to head is in Liverpool’s favour at 71-28 with 37 drawn games.
This will be a game between two sides high on optimism and this should, therefore, be a cracker. West Ham should be more competitive than they have been for a while, but there aren’t many teams who are going to get anything out of a visit to Anfield this season. We have to go with Liverpool to bank the three points in a high scoring game. Liverpool to win & both teams to score tops our Liverpool v West Ham betting tips.
10th August 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Nothing to play for in this one with West Ham having done enough to get themselves safe from the drop. Everton have put together a nice stretch of unbeaten form to round out the season with and after some hardships early on they will be finishing in the top half of the table.
West Ham 11/8, Everton 2/1, Draw 9/4* (Betting Odds taken at 10:55 p.m. on May 9th, 2018)
The Hammers played out a 0-0 draw at home against Manchester United on Thursday which was a nice little point picked up. They have only won one of their last six league games though, but in that sequence, they did face four top six sides. Overall this season the Hammers have produced a W6 D6 L6 record on home soil and there’s not really been any consistency there of late to speak of. The Hammers are W2 D2 L2 in their last six. They have now taken back to back clean sheets though and West Ham to win to nil is at 10/3 odds* (betting odds taken on May 9th, 2018 at 10:46 p.m.). The Hammers have not been a powerful scoring side this term and just 44% of their home games have made it over the 2.5 goal line this season. They have been level at half time in ten of their home fixtures so perhaps the half time draw at Betfair is going to be worth considering as this does look as if it will be an evenly matched affair. Marko Arnautovic is their top scorer this season with a ten-goal haul and half of those were at home. There’s nothing riding on this, don’t expect a lot.
It hasn’t been a bad end of the season for Everton with a W2 D3 record and having suffered just the one loss in their last eight played and that was against Man City. They have had little joy out on the road though with just a W3 D6 L9 record having been posted by them all season but the three wins that they have taken away from home have all been again sides currently sitting 10th or lower in the league. Four of Everton’s last five games have ended under 2.5 goals so that is worth considering for this one. Under 2.5 goals at Betfair is at 4/6 odds* (betting odds taken on May 9th, 2018 at 7:15 p.m.). The Toffees have returned just get fifteen away goals all season while they haven’t been that tight at the back at all having conceded an average of 1.8 goals per away game. They have taken a clean sheet in just 17% of their road games. It is one of those end of season games where nothing matters and there are two average sides meeting up. It may not be the greatest of spectacles.
Everton smashed the Hammers 4-0 at Goodison Park earlier in the season and that extended their unbeaten streak of form to three against the Londoners. West Ham have failed to score in their last three now against the Toffees. Everton just totally boss West Ham in the head to head as they have lost just one of their last twenty-two games against them. That’s a pretty sound record.
The draw has the most appeal in this one as Everton haven’t done a lot of winning on the road this season. West Ham are just hit and miss at the best of times and with nothing at stake in this fixture, settle on an end of season draw.
11th May 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting