West Ham continue to have pretty mixed form behind them at the moment having alternated between a win and a loss in their last four EPL games. They will fancy their chance of three points here against Huddersfield who edged closer to relegation with another loss last weekend. Read our West Ham v Huddersfield betting tips for more.
West Ham 8/15
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on March 14th, 2019 at 8.10 p.m.)
West Ham took a bit of a hit last weekend in a 2-0 loss against the relegation-threatened Cardiff. That continued some poor away form that they have been on. They have been in pretty decent shape on home soil though. West Ham have taken back to back home wins in the top flight, beating Newcastle and Fulham. They are undefeated in their last five on home soil (W3 D2) and that is part of an average W7 D3 L5 home record that they have taken this season.
West Ham have averaged 1.5 goals per home game, with a clean sheet in only 20% of their home fixtures. Five of their seven home wins record this season have been by a two-goal margin. West Ham have netted in each of their last five home games, scoring at least two in each of their last two. The Irons have scored 61% of their home goals in the second half of games.
There was a 1-1 draw when the two met back in November
West Ham have won three of the last four meetings (D1)
The Hammers have won their last three at home against the Terriers
Both teams have scored in just two of the last six meetings
The Terriers suffered a 2-0 loss against Bournemouth last weekend. That is back to back defeats from them. Huddersfield have lost seven of their last eight leagues going. In their last four games, home and away, the Terriers have managed to produce just the one goal. Away from home, their record for the season is at W1 D3 L10. They are on a three-match losing streak on their travels.
They haven’t scored in any of their last five road games and in total this season they have only managed the eight away goals. Each to their last four games, home and away have ended under 2.5 goals. Fulham are the only side with a worse away record than the Terriers. They are the lowest scoring side in the top flight by a long way though.
The Hammers can produce enough here on home soil to give themselves three points. The challenge of Huddersfield isn’t likely to be testing enough to deny the Londoners. Home win.
15th March 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
It’s been a real mess from West Ham so far this season with three successive defeats and a boatload of goals having been shipped. So they are getting desperate and will want something badly from this home game. Huddersfield have remained unbeaten so far and obviously, that will fall at some point, but they will fancy their chances of hitting the road at least avoiding defeat against the damaged Irons. West Ham are 19/20 to take the win in this one with the draw trading at 5/2 and the Terrors at 7/2.
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The London Stadium will want to see a response from their team after West Ham’s miserable start to the season. The Hammers are rooted to the foot of the table with three losses and ten goals conceded so far. It’s been a rough ride for them and they will be looking for some kind of bright spark in what will be their first home game of the league season. Their 3-0 loss out at Newcastle though just before the international break will have set the alarm bells ringing. That’s at least three goals conceded in each of their games so far this season. Over 2.5 goals at bet365 returns a price of even money which may be worth a flutter. This will be the first league meeting between the Irons and Huddersfield since March 1972, a game West Ham won 3-0 at Upton Park.
This is just the second time ever that the Hammers have started a Premier League season with three consecutive defeats. The other time it happened, in the 2010/11 season, they finished bottom of the league. West Ham United have allowed their opponents a league-high nine clear-cut chances in front of goal this season, from which they have conceded eight goals. So they have massive issues at the back and keeper Joe Hart may be rethinking his move already. Both teams to score at bet365 is a price of 4/5. In the anytime goalscorer market, West Ham’s Javier Hernandez is the 6/5 favourite with Andy Carroll just back at a price of 7/4.
Huddersfield’s Steve Mounie look as if he could be in for a great season and he is a 2/1 anytime goalscorer option in this one. He and playmaker Aaron Mooy are huge assets for the Terriers and they will threaten the Irons. In the bet365 correct score market, a 1-1 draw is the shortest priced option at 6/1. The most recent games between these two happened in the 1997/98 League Cup which West Ham won 3-1 on aggregate after coming from behind having lost the first leg 1-0. Huddersfield’s Jonas Lössl is looking to become only the fourth goalkeeper in Premier League history to keep a clean sheet in each of his first four appearances in the competition, after Pepe Reina, Alex Manninger and Anders Lindegaard. The Terriers are 7/2 at bet365 to pick up a clean sheet.
Huddersfield-Draw Double Chance: The Terriers have some very good assets and just because the Hammers can’t even be trusted on home soil against a newly-promoted side, there’s nothing wrong with backing the dogged Terriers to get out of this unscathed.
10th September 2017 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting