The Hammers have given themselves renewed hope of staying up with a four-match unbeaten streak of form going in the Premier League. That has seen them sail up towards the middle of the table. They will be taking on a Bournemouth side though who have also offered up some much better resilience recently with a four-match unbeaten streak of their own going. West Ham are even money for the win at Paddy Power with the draw at 5/2 and Bournemouth at 11/2* (Betting Odds taken on January 16th, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.)
The Hammers are now unbeaten in their last four league games (W2 D2) and they have lost just one of their last eight in the top flight. Their defence has taken a bit of beating though and David Moyes will be wondering just what is going on. They are without a clean sheet now in five and they have shipped nine goals in that sequence. But after a bit of a dry spell, they are scoring well with them having netted at least two goals in five of their last six league games and hammered Huddersfield 4-1 last weekend. They have decent options now in the Paddy Power anytime goalscorer market in Marko Arnautovic and Andy Carroll, as well as Chicharito and they, are looking more of an attacking threat at least. Still, both teams to score at Paddy Power looks a pretty solid option for the game at 3/4 odds* (Betting Odds taken on January 16th, 2018 at 9:09 p.m.). The Hammers have only managed the four wins this season on home soil but they have lost just one of their last five there so it suggests that they are going to be strong enough to hold their own and avoid defeat at the very least.
The Cherries are unbeaten in four like West Ham so are likely to put up a fight. There is a lot of similarities between these two at the moment because the Cherries can’t buy a clean sheet at the moment and their scoring output has been improving all the time. They have scored at least two goals in each of their last four games played and landed a big three points in toppling Arsenal last weekend. It has been a while since they landed an away win though as they have failed to win any of their last five away from the Vitality Stadium. So that counts against them a bit and overall their away form reads just W2 D3 L6 for the season on their travels. They have conceded at least two goals in three of their last four road games. Callum Wilson’s recent return to scoring form has been a huge boost for them and he is a 15/8 anytime goalscorer option at Paddy Power* (Betting Odds taken on January 16th, 2018 at 9:09 p.m.). While the Cherries have improved their scoring recently, they have totalled just the eight goals away from home this season, failing to score in 55% of their road fixtures.
There was a thrilling 3-3 draw between the two of them at the Vitality Stadium earlier in the season. Four of the last five between them have seen at least four goals in the game. Things are evenly set between two of them with two wins each and a draw in their five previous Premier League meetings. Bournemouth have scored at least three goals in three of their last five against the Irons.
Neither defence has been very good recently so there should be goals in this one. However, it is hard to pick a winner out of the two and therefore the draw should have appeal in the match outright. Neither would be unhappy with a share of the spoils in this one as it keeps them both ticking over well. The 1-1 draw in the correct score market looks about right.
17th January 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Terriers will be looking for a positive response to their New Year’s Day drubbing at the hands of Leicester at the King Power. They have only lost one of their last home games in the top flight so they have been getting points. West Ham have pulled clear of the relegation zone with a good three-match unbeaten streak of form and this could be a pretty even contest. Huddersfield are 8/5 at Bet365 to win this with West Ham at 15/8 and the draw at 2/1* (Betting Odds were taken January 9th, 2018 at 9.51pm)
The Terriers are on a four-match winless streak (D3 L1) and have collected just the one win in their last six league outings. They have dug in pretty well on home soil through with a W1 D2 L1 record at home in their last four league games. Overall they are W4 D4 L3 at home this season with only Spurs, Man City and Chelsea having won there. Just 36% of their home games have gone over 2.5 goals so it is worth looking under 2.5 goals at Bet365 for a price of 6/4* (Betting Odds were taken January 10th, 2018 at 7.40pm). The Terriers have had their issues going forward and they have rustled up just the ten goals in their eleven home games, but defensively they have been pretty solid with just the twelve shipped in those eleven games. They have taken a clean sheet in 45% of their home games and 70% of their home goals have been scored in the first half of their games. They have actually opened the scoring in seven of their eleven home games in the top flight this season. Both teams not to score in this game is probably going to take some favouritism.
The Hammers have steadied the ship under David Moyes but they still have some relegation issues hanging over them. They are W3 D3 L1 in their last seven league games which is pretty good but they haven’t kept a clean sheet in any of their last three which suggests that they will be vulnerable. The Hammers have just the two clean sheets out on their travels this season. The Irons have drawn their last two away games, being held at Bournemouth and then turning out a 90-minute defensive display to hold out in a 1-1 draw at Spurs. That leaves them with just the one away win for the season in a W1 D5 L6 record. They have scored at least one goal in each of their last four away games, but have only netted 13 goals in their 12 away games this season. They have conceded an average of over two goals per game on the road. In the bet365 correct score market the 1-1 draw is an 11/2 option* (Betting Odds were taken January 10th, 2018 at 7.40pm) the same a 0-0. Only Southampton, West Brom and Stoke have collected fewer away points this season than West Ham have done. A win will put them above the Terriers in the table by a point.
The Terriers are on a three-match winning streak at home against the Hammers but they did lose 2-0 away to them this season in what was the first ever Premier League match up. In the last seven contests between the two clubs, both teams have scored in just one of those games. Even though you are looking back to the early seventies, Huddersfield are unbeaten in four at home against the Irons.
The draw will have appeal in this one because the Terriers should be able to put a decent fight in this one on home soil. West Ham still aren’t totally convincing, certainly not out on the road, so settle for a share of the spoils.
11th January 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Spurs had a pretty comfortable night down at the Liberty Stadium in midweek as they took a win over Swansea. That extended their winning streak in the league to three games and now they move on to squeeze in this extra fixture. The Hammers had a big night on Tuesday as they dramatically sunk West Brom in stoppage time. That was a big three points for the move them out of the drop zone. Tottenham are 2/7 odds on favourites to win with the draw at 5/1 and West Ham out at 11/1.
Spurs have won their last three games at Wembley now in the league and they have remained unbeaten in nine there. However, both teams to score at William Hill for 19/20 has some appeal in this one because the Lilywhites have collected just the one clean sheet in their last four league home games. Harry Kane was left out of the starting lineup against Swansea in midweek as Spurs won 2-0, but he did get on as a sub. Kane has six goals in his last four home games in the Premier League and he will be trading as the first goalscorer favourite for the match then and overall the Lilywhite are W6 D3 L1 on home soil this season. Spurs have scored 21 goals in their ten home games so far, picking up a clean sheet in four of them (eight goals conceded in total). 67% of the goals that Spurs have scored have cropped up in the second half of matches. Tottenham have scored in each of their last nine games now and they have scored in each of their last seven on home soil. They have scored at least two goals in each of their last three home fixtures.
West Ham earned a big home win for themselves in midweek against West Brom on Tuesday and that saw them climb out of the relegation zone. They have gone unbeaten in their last two away games, netting three goals exactly in both of those a draw at Bournemouth and a win at West Ham. Their defence has become a big concern again, especially in this one against a top side, as the Irons have conceded seven goals in their last three games. Over 2.5 goals at William Hill is a price of 4/7 for this one and Andy Carroll netted a brace in their victory over the Baggies and he is a 7/2 option in the anytime goalscorer market. Three of the last four games between these have produced a 3-2 scoreline (two wins for Spurs and one for West Ham). A Spurs 3-2 correct score is a big 25/1 price in this one. West Ham have held their own against Tottenham recently but they are winless in three out on the road in the top flight against Spurs (D1 L2). Overall this season West Ham’s away form reads W1 D4 L6 and they have conceded an average of over two goals per game on the road.
These two have already met this season, with Spurs taking a 3-2 win at West Ham in the league, with the Hammers getting a revenge 3-2 win at Spurs in the EFL Cup. In the last six Premier League meetings things are even as the Lilywhites are on a W3 D1 L2 record from that. Five of the last seven meetings in all conditions have been over the 2.5 goal line and Tottenham are unbeaten in three home league games against the Irons (W2 D1).
Tottenham should go out and collect another win for themselves in this one as West Ham still looks thoroughly beatable under David Moyes. Tottenham have strong form going at home as well in the league and can take a win in this one, but it may be worth backing both teams to score though looking at recent games between them.
3rd January 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Hammers still have a lot to do to improve their overall home form in the top flight this season and they remain very patchy on home soil. They have won just the three home fixtures so far in the top flight but they will fancy their chances against the Baggies. West Brom have had a terrible season out on the road with only the six points collected and just the one win on the board. West Ham are 4/5 to get the three points on the board, with the draw at 5/2 and West Brom at 7/2.
The Hammers have gone W1 D1 L1 in their last three home games in the top flight so you are still pretty much unsure just what you are going to get from them. In that sequence of home games, they beat Chelsea, draw with Arsenal and then went and lost against Newcastle. That’s pretty unpredictable at best and after a bit of a defensive turn around, they started to concede a little more heavily again over the Christmas period, shipping three goals against both Newcastle and Bournemouth. Marko Arnautovic seems to be enjoying himself in front of goal at the moment and is a 7/4 anytime goalscorer option and just because the Hammers are so hit and miss still it is worth considering both teams to score at Paddy Power for a price of 4/6 for this clash. West Ham have an overall home record of W3 D2 L4 this season and they have only managed the ten goals in their nine home games going into this one. They have conceded at just over 1.5 goals per game on average. They finished the year in the relegation zone, so the David Moyes revival hasn’t happened so far.
With West Brom showing up it is probably worth looking under 2.5 goals at Paddy Power for the game. Running in the correct score market at 13/2 odds, the 1-1 draw has plenty of appeal on it too and only a 1-0 result for West Ham is trading shorter. The Baggies have gone eight matches away from the Hawthorns without a win now and they have lost two of their last three. They have managed to score just one goal in their last three away games and that includes trips to Swansea and Stoke. So it is a hugely poor return from them and in their W1 D3 L6 record on the road this season, West Brom have managed just the five goals. Salomon Rondon has been responsible for two of those away goals and is a 5/2 anytime goalscorer option. The Baggies have been level at the break in five of their ten away games so far this season so could maybe dig in here for a half time draw at least. But they have failed to score in half of their away fixtures this season which is pretty terrible and all six of their away losses have either been by a one or a two goal margin.
Each of the last four between these at West Ham have been drawn and there was a 0-0 tie between them earlier in the season when they met at the Hawthorns. The Baggies are unbeaten in their last three against West Ham (W1 D2) and have lost just one of their last seven against the Irons in all competitions. Four of the last six league meetings have ended in a draw.
West Ham are worth backing in this one because of home advantage and nothing else really. The great revival under David Moyes hasn’t really gained momentum and the Baggies will be competitive, but the Hammers to win by a one goal margin should have appeal.
31st December 2017 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Cherries really need to find a bit of home form to keep their season afloat. They have only won one their last six on home soil and it has been a really disappointing return from them at the Vitality. West Ham have bolstered their defence and may fancy their chances of scrapping out something in this fixture. The Cherries are 13/10 to take the win with Coral, with the Hammers going at 2/1 and the draw is at 23/10.
The Cherries will be looking to snap a three match winless streak on home soil when they face up to West Ham on Boxing Day. They have taken just the one point from their last three at the Vitality, losing against Burnley and Liverpool in that sequence. The Cherries are only W2 D2 L5 at home this season in the top flight and haven’t been able to land any kind of positive consistency. Goals have been hard to come by for them as well with just the nine netted in their nine home games. They have just the two clean sheets on home soil as well and they haven’t managed one in any of their last three at the Vitality Stadium. Defensively they haven’t been terrible really and this has the look of going under 2.5 goals.
The Hammers will be looking for further improvement under David Moyes. The Hammers got their first away win of the season in their last away fixture, which was out at Stoke, beating the Potters 3-0. That leaves West Ham with a W1 D3 L6 record out on their travels this season and W1 L3 in their last four. But can they build on that positive from their win Stoke? Marko Arnautovic is a good anytime goalscorer option for them at the moment. West Ham have averaged under a goal per game this season away from home and they have failed to score in five of their road games so far. 67% of their goals shipped on the road have come in the second half of matches. But they won’t be facing a potent Bournemouth attack in this one and could hang in there for at least a point.
The Cherries took a win in this fixture last season and from the four previous Premier League meetings, things are even with two wins each. Three of those four meetings have gone over 2.5 goals as well. The Cherries are W1 D2 L1 in four previous home games against the Hammers.
The draw may have appeal in this one. The Hammers have been doing much better, particularly at the back and can hold their own on the south coast. Bournemouth may just not have enough in them going forward to bag three points though.
24th December 2017 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Hammers have started to find their feet in the league now having put together a three match unbeaten streak of form and winning impressively at Stoke on the weekend. They get back to home soil and can put further distance between themselves and the drop zone with three points against Newcastle. The Magpies start the weekend in the bottom three and are running in a major slump at the moment. West Ham are 21/20 to collect the win, with the draw at 232/10 and Newcastle at 13/5.
The future seems to be a bit brighter for West Ham having strung together a three match undefeated streak of form in the top flight. They have gone W2 D1 with the two wins coming against Chelsea and last weekend out at Stoke. They are clearly more organized at the back and now have three straight clean sheets and the game at Stoke showed a bit of offensive punch from them as well. West Ham to win to nil at William Hill is a good proposition for the game. West Ham are W3 D2 L3 at home this season in the top flight and they are unbeaten in three on home soil (W1 D2). So they look as if they are going to hold their own in this one with Newcastle being so badly out of form and in the William Hill Correct Score market a West Ham 1-0 is a good 13/2 option while a 2-0 win for them is at 9/1. Two of West Ham’s three home wins have been by a one goal margin this season. The Hammers have only rattled off eight home goals this season with only 38% of their home games going above the 2.5 goal line, so this could be a low scoring game. Marko Arnautovic has a bit of form and is a 2/1 anytime goalscorer option.
The Magpies are in heaps of trouble at the moment as they are on a four match losing streak. They lost 1-0 at Arsenal on the weekend and that is no goal from them in either of their last two games. Looking back they have gone D1 L8 now in their last nine games, failing to score in five of those games. So it is a terrible slump of form that they are on at the moment and their away record on the road reads W1 D2 L6. The Magpies have only scored the seven goals on their travels this season and 60% of those have come in the second half of matches. They have been leading at half time just once this season in the road and a half time draw at William Hill may not be a bad option. Dwight Gayle is the only Newcastle player to have managed more than one away goal this season and he only has two of them. Gayle is a 2/1 anytime goalscorer option for the game. Both teams not to score at William Hill is worth considering for the fixture at 10/11. Back in August, the Magpies had an easy time against the out-of-form West Ham, beating them 3-0 but the tables look to have fully turned around for this meeting.
Newcastle took a big 3-0 home win over the Hammers back at the end of August and that has been back to back Premier League wins for the Magpies over the Hammers. However, West Ham have won their last two on home soil against them. Both teams have scored in just one of the last five league meetings between the two.
West Ham have started to get a bit of momentum going now and should be value to sink the magpies into further trouble. The Hammers not only have a bit of defensive steel creeping into their game but are looking more potent going forward. Newcastle can’t match them.
20th December 2017 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Will this be the last chance for Stoke boss Mark Hughes to save his job? The Potters were sunk again as they lost against Burnley in midweek to pick up their fourth defeat in their last five league fixtures. They are defensively vulnerable but will West Ham be able to produce enough out on the road to punish the Potters? Stoke are 21/20 to take the win, with the draw trading at 23/10 and West Ham are 13/5 to pick up maximum points.
The Potters stay in a pretty bad slump as they lost again in midweek. They went down 1-0 at Burnley and that has left them with four defeats in their last five games and with just one win in their last seven played now. They have shipped at least two goals in five of their last seven games and they just can’t seem to hold out at the back. They have just the two clean sheets this season and on both occasions they won 1-0 against Arsenal and Watford. Their home form overall reads W3 D2 L3 this season and they snapped a winless streak with a 2-1 victory over the struggling Swansea last time out at the Bet365 Stadium. The Potters have scored in all but two of their home games this season and both teams to score at Bwin may be worth a flutter. Stoke only have the one clean sheet behind them on home soil and they have conceded at a rate of 1.9 goals per game on home soil this term. But under 2.5 goals is generally the way things go when these two meet and that is a price of 3/4 to get behind. The Potters are without a clean sheet in any of their last seven games home and away and are on a seven match streak at home without one.
The Hammers are starting to show signs of defensive improvement under David Moyes. They followed up their victory over Chelsea last weekend with a really batting performance against Arsenal in the week. So there are signs that things are going to be getting better, but they still need to work on their goal output a bit. West Ham are still seeking their first away win of the season and they go into this one with a three match losing streak behind them on their travels and in that sequence they scored only the one goal. Overall this season out on the road in the top flight, the Hammers have picked up just a D3 L6 record. They have tallied only the six goals as well while they have shipped at a poor average of 2.3 goals per game as well. 83% of their goals away from home have come in the first half of matches while they have conceded 67% of their goals in the second half of games. There’s still a lot of work for them to do though and in the Bwin correct score market, the 1-1 draw is the shortest priced option at 11/2 followed by a 1-0 home win for the Potters at 13/2. The bookies aren’t expecting the Hammers to come good by the looks of things.
The Potters do have form because they are unbeaten in their last eight Premier League games against the Hammers, although five of the last six have been drawn. Stoke are W2 D2 in their last four on home soil against the Londoners. Four of the last five have either ended in a 1-1 or a 0-0 draw.
The Hammers have some poor away form going and they could slip in this one. Stoke have been far from brilliant this season but right now they have to pull up their socks and produce something because that relegation zone is getting ever closer. Home win as the Hammers have yet to prove themselves out on the road.
14th December 2017 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Arsenal’s underwhelming away form continued on the weekend as they were held to a 1-1 draw at Southampton. They will be just a little wary now of heading across London to face West Ham after the Hammers pulled off a shock 1-0 home win over Chelsea on the weekend. For the first time this season the Hammers actually looked organised at the back, giving David Moyes his first victory with the club. Can they build on that? The Hammers are 17/4 underdogs to win this with the draw at 16/5 and Arsenal at 4/6.
West Ham landed their first win under David Moyes and it was a surprising victory as they took a 1-0 win at home over Chelsea on the weekend. That snapped an eight match winless streak of form that they were on in the Premier League so the victory will have been a sigh of relief for them. It takes their home form to W3 D1 L3 for the season and it snapped a three match winless streak of form that they were on at home. The Hammers have only failed to score in one of their seven home games this season and both teams to score at Coral returns a price of 7/10. The Hammers have only scored the eight home goals in their seven home games this season and just 43% of their home fixtures have gone over 2.5 goals. They have only been leading at half time in one home game so far, which was against Chelsea on the weekend. West Ham have scored the opening goal in just six of their 16 league matches this season and now 77% of their points have been from home games, so that is propping them up. They do have the second worst defensive record in the top flight currently and have totalled just the five points from their last eight league games played home and away.
Arsenal couldn’t break Southampton on the weekend and that takes their form to W2 D2 L4 out on the road this season. It has not been good enough for them out on their travels by any stretch of the imagination. The draw at St Mary’s leaves the Gunners winless in their last two games now but they are on a five match scoring streak out on the road. In the Coral Correct score market an Arsenal 2-1 victory looks a pretty appealing price at 8/1 with the 1-1 draw at 7/1 standing out as an option as well. It was Olivier Giroud who came to the rescue with a late equaliser against Southampton on the weekend and the Frenchman is a 10/11 anytime goalscorer option for the game with only Alexandre Lacazette at a shorter price of 21/20. 78% of Arsenal’s away goals this term have come in the second half of matches while they have conceded 62% of their away goals in the second half of games as well. So a half time draw at Coral may not be too bad of an option. Arsenal have only opened the scoring two in their eight road games and no player for them has managed more than two away goals this term (Lacazette and Sanchez with two each). Arsenal have scored 21 goals at home in eight games, they have scored just nine in eight on the road.
The Gunners have won five of the last six games out at West Ham and they won both games against them in the top flight last season. The Gunners are only W2 D1 L1 in their last four overall against West Ham. Ten of the last eleven meetings between the two London clubs have gone over 2.5 goals so there is a big trend there.
The draw may be worth a flutter in this one because Moyes seems to be having an effect on the West Ham defence. Arsenal still can’t get their away form up and running and just because of that there has to be some decent appeal on the draw turning up.
12th December 2017 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Hammers put up a pretty good scrap in a 2-1 defeat against Manchester City at the Etihad last weekend when many had expected them to be pounded. They go in search of their first win under David Moyes as they face up to Chelsea in a London derby on the weekend. The Blues have been moving along nicely in good winning form and they will be kicking off as favourites to get another three points under their belt in this one. Chelsea are 9/20 to take the win, with the draw at 10/3 and West Ham at 6/1.
The Hammers have yet to get a win on the board under David Moyes but they put up a pretty commendable fight at Manchester City last weekend before falling 2-1 after Angelo Ogbonna had put the visitors ahead. So far at home this season the Irons have gone W2 D1 L3 this season but they have failed to win any of their last three, picking up just the one point in that sequence. They haven’t been particularly potent in front of goal this season and of concern is that they have conceded at least two goals in six of their last seven league games. Over 2.5 goals at BetVictor returns a price of 4/5. Two of their three home losses this season in the league have been by a three goal margin. They haven’t been leading at half time in any of their six home fixtures this season in the top flight and there is a price of 5/4 on a half time drawing turning up in this one. Will they be able to get themselves that elusive win and snap their eight match winless streak in the top flight? The two wins that they have produced on home soil this season were both with a clean sheet over Huddersfield and Swansea. Given the way that they played last weekend it may be worth considering both teams to score with BetVictor at 19/20 for the game though because Chelsea have power in attack.
In the BetVictor correct score market a Chelsea 2-1, which was the result in both of last season’s league meetings is a decent 7/1 option while a 1-0 victory for the visiting Blues is the shortest priced option at 13/2. The Blues have been picking up nice momentum with only two points dropped in their last seven league games played now. They perhaps haven’t been as prolific in front of goal as they would have liked (they are the lowest scorers of the current top five in the league heading into the weekend) but they have four clean sheets in their last six league games, conceding just the two goals in hat sequence. Chelsea to win to nil at BetVictor collects a price of 11/8 as they look to take advantage of the top two, Manchester United and Man City, playing each other this weekend. Chelsea’s away form this season reads W5 D1 L1 with the only loss being suffered out on the road at Crystal Palace. The Blues have conceded just the one goal in their last there road games. Alvaro Morata is the 5/6 outright anytime goalscorer favourite for the match.
Chelsea are bossing the Premier League head to head form against West Ham having gone W7 D1 L1 in their last nine top flight games against the Irons. Both teams have scored in each of the last three home games that West Ham have played against Chelsea. The Blues have won their last three league visits to West Ham.
Chelsea should be able to produce a decent enough performance to go and claim a win in this one. They may have to dig in because the Hammers really battled well against Man City so won’t give the Blues an easy game. But Chelsea have enough quality players in form to sneak a win, but maybe only by a one goal margin.
7th December 2017 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Will the Citizens continue their huge winning streak? They had to squeeze one out deep into stoppage time in midweek against Southampton but when you have as many match winners as they do, that’s what you can do. West Ham were smashed apart by a rampant Everton in midweek and that result doesn’t exactly bode too well for them trying to shut up shop against the powerful attack of the Citizens. Man City are 1/12 to win this which is a remarkable price, with the draw at 10/1 and West Ham 20/1
The winning streak for the Citizens is now up to twelve in the Premier League as they landed a 2-1 win over Southampton in midweek on home soil. They needed a 96th minute winner from Raheem Sterling to get the job done, but that’s the beauty of having so many match winners at your disposal. City are now on a six match winning streak at home and they have scored at least two goals in each of those home fixtures. In total, City are averaging 3.7 goals per home game this season and they have shipped just the five of them at the back at the Etihad. Raheem Sterling is now the joint top scorer at the club along with Sergio Aguero and they are 5/6 and 1/3 respectively in the Ladbrokes anytime goalscorer market. There should be goals in this for City and over 3.5 goals at Ladbrokes is trading at 8/13. City have now won each of their last 19 games in all competitions and in the correct score market, a Man City 3-0 result is the shortest priced option at 13/2. Given the struggles that West Ham have had on the road this season City can be backed in at 4/6 to win this to nil as well and this could be something of a routine home victory for them.
The Hammers are out of sorts and with just three points (D3) collected from the last 21 that has been available to them in the top flight. If David Moyes wasn’t clear about the task ahead of him with the east London club, then their 4-0 loss at Everton in midweek will have shoved the fact in his face. The Hammers were dreadful in the first half and while they did put on a decent showing in the second half, they still went down heavily. Their defence is a mess and they have gone without a clean sheet in any of their last seven and they have conceded at least two goals in five of their last seven games. Away from home they have yet to win this season at all with a poor D3 L5 record from their eight games and they have returned only the five away goals all season. It’s hard to see how they can pull out a win in this one. The Irons have conceded at a rate of 2.3 goals per game on their travels this season and they have been losing at half time in five of their eight away games. A Man City/Man City half time/full time wager at Ladbrokes is going to produce some obvious appeal, therefore. This could be a rough afternoon on the road for the Hammers who will be starring the weekend already in the drop zone.
Manchester City crushed West Ham in three meetings last season so that should be a decent indicator of what is to come in this one. They scored twelve goals to West Ham’s one in their three meetings last season as they also clashed in the FA Cup. City have scored at least two goals in each of their last four games in all competitions against the Irons. City are unbeaten in their last four against West Ham now (D3 D1).
Another win for Manchester City is on the way and it should be far more comfortable than it was against the Saints in midweek. The West Ham defence isn’t likely to be a resilient as that of the Saints and the Citizens can coast in this one and a 3-0 correct score for them looks around the right mark.
30th November 2017 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting