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
The Hammers got themselves a good win on the weekend out at Leicester which leaves them well within touching distance of safety on 38 points, heading into midweek action five points clear of the drop zone. Manchester United suffered a shock defeat against Brighton on Friday night but they still took a solid option to finish second.
Manchester United 8/11, Draw 11/4, West Ham 7/2* (Betting Odds taken at 00:06 a.m. on May 6th, 2018)
West Ham enjoyed a good afternoon at Leicester on the weekend, banking a 2-0 draw there which means that they are not going to be going down this season. That win was a good recovery after back to back league wins and it snapped a four-match winless streak that they were on. West Ham’s last two games are on home soil and their record there this season is W6 D5 L6 for the season. The Irons have lost just two of their last eight on home soil in the top flight (W3 D3) so it’s not all that bad. They have lost their other three matches against the current top four this season though and they conceded heavily in each of those. But they did also score so both teams to score at bet365 is at 3/4 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 3:17 a.m. on May 7th, 2018). They can relax a little into this one and just go out and try to enjoy themselves.
Despite their loss against Brighton last time out, Manchester United look comfortable for a second place finish in the table. The Red Devils are W7 L2 in their last nine league games and they have scored at least two goals in each of those wins. In the bet365 correct score market a Manchester United 2-1 win is at 8/1 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 3:17 a.m. on May 7th, 2018). Out on the road, this season Manchester United have produced a W10 D3 L5 record but they have produced a mixed bag of W3 L3 in their last six away from Old Trafford. They did again, score at least two goals in each of those wins. It may be worth having a look over 2.5 goals to crop up in the game as well. Surprisingly Manchester United have won just three of six away games at the current bottom seven in the league. You would expect more from them. Four of Manchester United’s six defeats this season in the top flight have been by a 1-0 scoreline and all but one of them by a one goal margin. They have averaged 1.7 goals per away game but are dealing with injuries to their front line at the moment.
The Hammers suffered a heavy 4-0 loss at Old Trafford earlier in the season and that leaves them winless in three against United now in the top flight (D1 L2). In the last twelve meetings in all competitions, Manchester United have a commanding W7 D4 L1 record against the Hammers. West Ham are W1 D1 L1 in their last three home games against Manchester United in the league. Both teams have scored in five of the last seven meetings but it hasn’t happened in the last two.
Draw: The Hammers may be able to scrap a point out of this. All the visitors need is a point to book the second place in the table, while a point suits the Hammers to get themselves safe at the end of the season.
8th May 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Leicester were torn apart in a heavy defeat against Crystal Palace last weekend for further proof that they have really gone off the boil. That’s three defeats in their last four played now. West Ham will be hoping to take advantage as they have work to do still to try and get safe. The Irons head into the weekend just three points above the relegation zone and with no win in their last four.
Leicester 6/5, West Ham 11/5, Draw 12/5* (Betting Odds taken at 8:08 p.m. on April 30th, 2018)
Leicester are limping towards the finish line in the Premier League with just one point from their last four matches. It hasn’t been the most difficult of fixtures in that sequence for them either. They were smashed 5-0 at Selhurst Park against Crystal Palace last weekend and that is nine goals shipped in their last four games. Both teams to score at William Hill is at 13/20 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 9:15 p.m. on May 1st, 2018). Their home form is W6 D6 L5 for the season and they are currently on a five-match winless streak at the King Power (D4 L1). So they have been hard to take down there even if the wins haven’t been flowing for them. In the William Hill correct score market a Leicester 2-1 option at 9/1 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 9:15 p.m. on May 1st, 2018) may well have plenty of appeal going into this one.Neither defence looks particularly up to much. In total, the Foxes have only managed the two goals in their last four games in total.
The Hammers are not safe from the threat of relegation with just a three points cushion above the relegation zone heading into the weekend. The big worry for them is at the back as they have shipped eight goals in their last two games. They have picked up just the one clean sheet in their last eight league games and in that sequence, they have conceded at least three goals in five of those eight fixtures. A defeat in this one would heap tremendous pressure on them because they have a tough game against Manchester United coming up after this before finishing against Everton. West Ham have taken one win in their last eight games (D2 L5) so the form is not there. Away from home they have taken one point from their last five games. All season they have only managed two victories and they have conceded at over two goals per game on their travels. Over 2.5 goals at William Hill is going to be worth a look as 72% of West Ham’s away games have gone over 2.5 goals while 56% have gone over 3.5 goals. This may get messily entertaining at the King Power.
The two played out a 1-1 draw when they met in London back in November. It leaves Leicester on a long seven-match undefeated streak of form against the Hammers (W5 D2) in all competitions. The Foxes have won three of their last four home games against West Ham by a one-goal margin only. Five of the last seven meetings have gone over 2.5 goals and both teams have scored in all but one of the last seven clashes as well.
While neither are in form at the moment the Foxes look the likelier of the two to bust out of their winless slump. They have more about them going forward and even though they collapsed last week, should be better at the back than the visitors. Home win and over 2.5 goals.
2nd May 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Hammers had a poor collapse at the end of their game against Arsenal last weekend and they probably won’t be looking forward to this one too much. The Hammers go into the weekend six points clear of the drop zone. The Citizens crushed Swansea with a majestic performance at the Etihad last weekend as they look to break some Premier League records.
Man City 1/3, Draw 15/4, West Ham 9/1* (Betting Odds taken at 6:58 p.m. on April 23rd, 2018)
The Hammers looked on course for a point at Arsenal on the weekend before they collapsed and conceded three goals in the last ten minutes. That snapped at a three-match undefeated sequence of form that they were on (W1 D2). The Hammers have lost just one of their last seven on home soil in the top flight where they have posted a W6 D5 L5 record for the season. Their last two home wins have been with a clean sheet but even finding any way to win this looks to be a stretch. West Ham have taken a clean sheet in 38% of their home games this season but they aren’t likely to shut out City. But can they make an impact themselves going forward? Both teams not to score at bet365 is at even money* (Betting Odds taken at 1:44 a.m. on April 24th, 2018) and perhaps the safest option to roll with. Of the goals that West Ham have come up with on home soil, 60% of them have come in the second half of matches. Marko Arnautovic was on target again in the weekend and he is clearly their best route to goal. West Ham have already lost their other two games played against current top four sides and this is just likely to go the same way.
The Citizens romped to a 5-0 win against Swansea at home to celebrate their league title success but they want more, they want to set Premier League records. The Citizens have won their last four away games in the top flight, scoring at least two goals in each of those and they were spectacularly good on the weekend in beating Swansea. City have averaged 2.35 goals per away game this season and have given up an average of just 0.7 goals per away game. Manchester City to win to nil at bet365 is at 7/5 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 1:44 a.m. on April 24th, 2018). Their top scorer away from home this season is Raheem Sterling with a seven-goal haul so he is worth a look in the anytime goalscorer market. Manchester City have won 82% of their away games, that’s what the numbers stack up to and have scored in all but one of their road games. In each of their last five games home and away they have netted at least twice and in the bet365 correct score market a Manchester City 2-0 is at 7/1 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 1:44 a.m. on April 24th, 2018). It is party mode for them at the moment but they are still hungry for more.
Manchester City had a tight squeeze against the Irons earlier this season, winning 2-1 at home thanks to a winner from David Silva seven minutes from time. City are on a four-match winning streak against West Ham in all competitions and are undefeated in five. City have scored at least twice in each of their last five against West Ham, keeping two clean sheets in their last three against them. They won 4-0 at West Ham last season.
Man City don’t look as if they have any intention of taking their foot off the gas so expect a performance from them still. They are likely to crack West Ham’s defence easily enough so away win & over 3.5 goals.
26th April 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Gunners misfired last weekend throwing away a lead at Newcastle to end up suffering a defeat. That was a huge blow to their hopes of finishing in the top five this season. They get back to home soil this weekend as they face a West Ham side who narrowly avoided defeat at home on Monday night. The Hammers found themselves trailing relegation-threatened Stoke before Andy Carroll popped up with a late equaliser to save their blushes.
Arsenal 1/2, Draw 13/4, West Ham 24/5* (Betting Odds taken at 4:25 p.m. on April 16th, 2018)
The Gunners slipped to a 2-1 defeat at Newcastle last weekend after having taken the lead in the match. That snapped a three-match winning streak that they were on. But it just another part of their poor away season that they have had. They are on a three-match winning streak at home and have won five of their last six at the Emirates (L1) the loss in that sequence happening against Manchester City. Arsenal’s overall home form for the season is W13 D2 L2 and they have scored at least three goals in five of their last six on home soil. As Arsenal have been leading at half time so often at home this season then an Arsenal/Arsenal half-time/ full-time bet with Coral at 13/10 odds should appeal* (Betting Odds taken at 4:25 p.m. on April 16th, 2018). The Gunners have scored well at home this term with 45 goals in their 17 games and 76% of their home fixtures have made it above the 2.5 goal line. Each of their last eight at the Emirates have done so. They have actually collected a clean sheet in 47% of their home games as well.
The Hammers rescued a late point at home against Stoke on Monday night thanks to Andy Carroll. That left them in a pretty good spot, seven points clear of the drop zone. They are now on a three-match unbeaten streak of form in the top flight (W1 D2), with their last two both being 1-1 draws. Their away form will be a little bit of a concern for them though as they have taken only the one point from their last four road games, but that was in a good draw at Stamford Bridge against Chelsea in their last road game. West Ham have collected only one clean sheet in their last six games so are going to get exposed at the back and overall they have only won twice on their travels this season in a W2 D6 L9 record. Both teams to score with Coral is at 4/7 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 4:25 p.m. on April 16th, 2018) and the Irons have scored in each of their last nine away games, with exactly one in each of their last four. So it may be worth backing them to get on the scoresheet even if the final result doesn’t go their way. An Arsenal 2-1 correct score option at Coral is at 7/1 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 4:25 p.m. on April 16th, 2018). It’s just about grinding to the end of the season now for the Hammers to ensure they hold on to their safety.
The Gunners were held to a 0-0 draw at West Ham earlier this season in the league but they did also meet up with the Hammers in the EFL Cup in December, with Arsenal taking a 1-0 home win. The Gunners have three straight clean sheets against West Ham in all competitions now and they are unbeaten in their last five against them (W4D1). Arsenal are on a nine-match undefeated streak at home against West Ham in the league, scoring exactly three goals in each of their last four.
The Gunners have been good enough at home this season to suggest that they can win out in this London derby. They have a higher priority in winning the UEFA Europa League this season but still, they should collect three home points, but back both teams to score.
19th April 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Hammers rescued a good point for themselves last weekend in a London derby against Chelsea. That was a useful point towards their survival hopes. They head into the next round of matches six points away from the drop zone and they are looking as if they will be alright. There should be three points on offer at home for them here to further their cause, against a Stoke side who are on a four-match losing streak.
West Ham even money, Draw 11/5, Stoke 11/4* (Betting Odds taken at 00:33 p.m. on April 10th, 2018)
It was a good point that the Hammers picked up at Chelsea last weekend, showing some real belief in the final quarter of the match to get their spoils. They have won two of their last three home games (L1) part of an overall record of W6 D4 L5 this season on home soil. They have actually gone W3 D2 L1 in their last six home fixtures so it hasn’t been all that bad from them really. Their last two wins at home have been to nil and West Ham to win to nil at Coral is at 11/5 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 4:06 p.m. on April 10th, 2018) and a bit of a tempter. West Ham average 1.3 goals per home game this season in the top flight, but as they have been leading at half time just three times, it’s worth having a look at the half time draw. The Irons go into the weekend six points clear of the relegation zone and anything out of this would help their survival cause. They are the top scoring side in the bottom seven currently (ahead of the weekend’s action) and given they are taking on Stoke who have the worst defensive in the league, it could be a good afternoon for the Irons.
After losing four in a row, things are looking desperate now for Stoke. Even a win wouldn’t get them out of the drop zone on the weekend. They have had a rough run of games (Spurs, Man City and Arsenal in their last four) but they just aren’t even really looking close to coming up with solutions. They are winless in their last nine league games now and away from home have failed to win any of their last eleven. The Potters have failed to score in five of their last seven road games and in the Coral correct score market a West Ham 1-0 is at 13/2 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 4:06 p.m. on April 10th, 2018). Including this one there are manageable and even winnable matches still to come for Stoke, but getting them is going to be a different matter entirely. The Potters have just twelve away goals all season and have conceded an average of 2.25 goals per away game. They could be sinking into further trouble on the weekend.
West Ham were comfortable 3-0 winners at Stoke earlier this season and they are unbeaten in their last three Premier League games against the Potters now (W1 D2). The Hammers are unbeaten in their last three on home soil against Stoke but all of those have ended in a draw. They have been five draws in the last seven Premier League meetings between the two with a win each in the other two in that sequence.
West Ham are likely to drive home their home advantage in this one. It is such a good chance for them to ease their way to a safer position. Stoke, although they have had a tough fixture list lately, just don’t look as if they have a recovery in them.
14th April 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Chelsea’s hopes of a top-four finish this season were dashed as they blew a lead at home against Tottenham to suffer a 3-1 loss. That leaves them eight points out of fourth place and running out of matches. So now it’s a matter of holding off Arsenal for fifth. West Ham landed a much-needed win over Southampton last weekend, how will they fare on the road in this London derby?
Chelsea 2/7, Draw 4/1, West Ham 11/1* (Betting Odds taken at 10:00 p.m. on April 2nd, 2018)
Chelsea’s season pretty much came to a crashing halt last weekend as they were beaten 3-1 at home by Spurs. That is five defeats in their last seven league games now (W2). Both of those wins were at home and they have a W10 D2 L4 record at Stamford Bridge this season. They have only lost two of their last dozen on home soil in the top flight though. Their defence is not looking all that sharp at the moment though and both teams to score at bet365 is a viable option for this still at 21/20 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 8:36 p.m. on April 3rd, 2018). On top of that, they have not looked sharp up front either, aside from the occasional big performance from Eden Hazard or Willian. Alvaro Morata opened the scoring against Spurs last weekend and he is the 11/4 bet365 first goalscorer favourite* (Betting Odds taken at 8:36 p.m. on April 3rd, 2018). Each of their last four home games have gone over 2.5 goals that is despite them still having conceded an average of under a goal per game this term. Their season has pretty much petered out and now just have the fifth place finish to play for.
The Hammers relieved some pressure with a great 3-0 home win over Southampton last weekend. Marko Arnautovic had a great game up front and he is a 3/1 bet365 anytime goalscorer for the game* (Betting Odds taken at 8:36 p.m. on April 3rd, 2018). The Hammers on a three-match losing streak away from home and overall this season have only put up figures of W2 D5 L9. The Hammers have tallied an average of 1.25 goals per away game this season, but their defence has been pretty horrible on the road having conceded an average of 2.3 goals per game and they haven’t taken a clean sheet in any of their last six away from home. They have scored in each of their last eight away games though so over 2.5 goals at bet365 should have plenty of appeal in this one. 65% of West Ham’s goals conceded away from home this season have come in the second half of matches. That win last weekend left them five points clear of the drop zone.
The Hammers bagged a 1-0 victory over Chelsea earlier in the season and they haven’t done all that bad against the Blues recently in the top flight. In the last five league meetings, things are even with two wins each and one draw. Chelsea though are unbeaten at Stamford Bridge against West Ham in over a decade now.
Chelsea have to come out and play in this one to at least show some fight and team spirit. They should find the gaps against the West Ham back line which hasn’t been good on the road. The Blues are lacking clinical finishing but they should win this in a game which goes over 2.5 goals.
6th April 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Hammers are in trouble on a three-match losing streak and unrest with the home support in their last home match as well. This is a huge basement battle now against Southampton who are one place beneath them in the drop zone, two points back. The Hammers could do themselves a huge favour in this one, but can they produce the victory over the Saints?
Southampton 8/5, West Ham 9/5, Draw 21/10* (Betting Odds taken at 05:40 a.m. on March 26th, 2018)
The Hammers will be in big trouble if they suffer a defeat in this one. They hold a two-point advantage above Southampton and that’s it, so would fall into the relegation zone if they were to lose this. Their last home game ended in disaster as they were pummeled 3-0 by Burnley, sparking unrest in the crowd. That is a W1 L4 record that the Hammers have posted in their last five league outings. But they have only lost one of their last five home games (the loss against Burnley) in a W2 D2 L1 stretch of form. Things are just going a bit sour for them and this is such a crucial game as far as their survival hopes go right now. West Ham have scored sixteen goals in their fourteen home games, while they have conceded an average of 1.4 per game. Of the goals that they have produced on home soil, they have scored 69% of them in the second half of matches so a half-time draw at Ladbrokes does look a decent option to get behind in this one. With them having conceded at least two goals in each of their last three league games (eleven goals conceded in total), then there are big holes to plug at the back.
The Saints are in danger of being cut adrift a bit further if they were to lose this away game. They suffered a 3-0 loss at Newcastle in their last road game but that snapped a good four-match unbeaten streak of form that they were on away from St Marys (W1 D3). The Saints have won one game only since the end of November but they have shown a degree of resilience in a W1 D5 L2 record, in their last eight league fixtures. They have not been good enough to turn those drawn matches into wins though. In the Ladbrokes correct score market, a 1-1 draw is the shortest-priced option at 5/1* (Betting Odds taken at 05:42 p.m. on March 26th, 2018) and that result has some appeal in this one. It’s a game neither can afford to lose. The Saints have won just twice on the road this season, averaging under a goal per game, while conceding an average of 1.6 goals per away game. They are without a clean sheet in their last four on the road. The pressure is well and truly on.
The Saints delivered a 3-2 home win over West Ham earlier in the season and in the last five Premier League meetings, it is the Saints who are narrowly 3-2 ahead. Southampton won 3-0 in this corresponding fixture last season. Four of the last five meetings have gone over 2.5 goals.
Huge stakes here and Southampton can cash in. Their recent away points at Burnley and West Brom suggest they won’t lose and with West Ham looking a shambles at the moment, the Saints can land a massive three points.
28th March 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
A significant slump in form has left West Ham just the three points above the drop zone heading into the weekend so they have been putting a lot of pressure back on themselves. They get a home game against a Burnley side who finally managed to snap their long winless streak of form with success at Turf Moor over Everton last weekend. Another loss for the Hammers could heap massive pressure on them.
West Ham 5/4, Draw 2/1, Burnley 5/2* (Betting Odds taken at 11:39 p.m. on March 6th, 2018)
A win at home on the weekend would certainly ease a bit of pressure off the shoulders of West Ham. They have lost three of their last four games, but each of those defeats were away from home. They won their last home fixture, a 2-0 success over Watford and that has left them undefeated in their last four home games (W2 D2). Overall for the season they are W5 D4 L4 in the top flight at home but with them only having taken one clean sheet in their last eleven league games, even against a low scoring side like Burnley they are going to be a little vulnerable and therefore it is worth taking a punt on both teams to score at Coral for 8/11 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 10:58 p.m. on March 7th, 2018). Surprisingly though only 38% of West Ham’s home games have gone above the 2.5 goal line so it’s worth sticking under. Each of their last three home games have finished beneath the goal line, despite the Hammers having scored in each of their last five home fixtures. Almost 70% of their home goals this season have been in the second half of matches and the Hammers have been level at half time in seven of their home games.
The Clarets collected a 2-1 home win over Everton last weekend and that finally snapped their winless streak which was at eleven games. The Clarets have struggled on the road to put wins on theboard though and they are without one in their last six road games (D4 L2). They went down 1-0 at Swansea in their last Premier League away game and you would have or expect that they will keep this tight. They have scored just the twelve goals in their fourteen road games, while they have conceded an average of a goal per game. Just 29% of their away games have made it over 2.5 goals. The Clarets have actually failed to score in 43% of their away games this term so expect this to be low scoring. In the Coral correct score market, the 1-1 draw is right at 5/1 odds, the joint-shortest option as a West Ham 1-0 victory. Burnley have scored 67% of their home goals in the first half of away games and have conceded 71% of their away goals after the half time break. Six times this season they’ve been level at 0-0 at half time in road games.
There was a 1-1 draw played out between them earlier in the season and that leave the Hammers unbeaten in their last seven games against Burnley in all competitions. So that’s a good streak for them and they have won four of the five previous Premier League clashes in all of that. The Irons have won their last two on home soil against the Clarets in the top flight, both 1-0 victories.
West Ham may be worth backing on home soil to get the three points in this one. They need to ease some pressure off themselves with a good performance and Burnley haven’t done enough away from home to really look great value.
8th March 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Swansea took a hard hit last weekend in a big 4-1 defeat out at Brighton which saw the Swans fall back into the relegation zone. Can they respond, especially having had extra work to do in midweek in an FA Cup replay? West Ham also suffered a 4-1 loss last weekend as they were downed by a rampant Liverpool at Anfield.
Swansea 11/8, West Ham 15/8, Draw 2/1* (Betting Odds taken at 04:50 a.m. on February 26th, 2018)
Swans are back in the Premier League relegation zone after a 4-1 away loss at Brighton last weekend. That snapped a five-match undefeated streak of form that they were on (W3 D2). They are on a three-match winning streak at home, part of an overall record of W5 D2 L7 at the Liberty Stadium this season. They need that positive sequence to continue so that they can be in with a chance of getting back out of the bottom three. Swansea have only scored the eleven home goals in the league this season while they have conceded at a rate of 1.3 goals per game. But two of their last three wins have been by a 1-0 scoreline and in the Betfair correct score market a 1-0 Swansea win is at 7/1 with only the 1-1 shorter priced at 5/1* (Betting Odds taken at 10:31 p.m. on February 26th, 2018). Just 36% of their home games in the league have gone over 2.5 goals so this is probably going to be a low scoring affair. Swansea have scored 73% of their home goals in the second half of matches this season. The Swans have actually have failed to score in 43% of their home matches.
The Hammers took another way pounding last weekend in a 4-1 loss at Liverpool, which followed a 3-1 loss at Brighton in their previous away game. So that leaves the Irons with just the one win in their last five away games and they have shipped in each of their last five road games now. Overall they have conceded at an average of 2.2 goals per away game this season and 53% of their road games have gone over 3.5 goals this season. They are on an eleven match scoring streak in the Premier League and they have netted in each of their last seven on the road so that does suggest that they are at least going to get on the board in the game. The Hammers have netted in each of their last seven away games. They will also have the advantage of being fresher as Swansea were in midweek FA Cup replay action while the Hammers were resting up. West Ham are W2 D5 L8 for the season away from home and both of the wins were by a three-goal margin. Two-thirds of the goals they have conceded away from home have come in the second half of matches. Only Stoke have a worse away record than the Hammers do this season.
The Swans slipped to a 1-0 loss out at West Ham back in September and that is back to back 1-0 defeats that they have suffered in the top flight against the Irons. West Ham are on a three-match winning streak against the Swans in the top flight and have lost just two of the previous eleven Premier League fixtures against the Welsh club (W6 D4 L2). The Hammers ran out big 4-1 winners in last season’s corresponding fixture and each of the last four meetings have either produced a 1-0 home win or a 4-1 away win.
Swansea have been producing well on home soil and it’s worth having a look at them to take down the Hammers who have not been very good at the back in defence away from home recently. The Swans need that home form to continue.
27th February 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting