West Ham v Stoke Prediction & Betting Tips, 16th April 201814th April 2018 / lee
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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 v Stoke Betting Odds*
West Ham even money, Draw 11/5, Stoke 11/4* (Betting Odds taken at 00:33 p.m. on April 10th, 2018)
West Ham News and Form
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.
Stoke News and Form
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 v Stoke Head to Head
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.
Who will win – West Ham v Stoke Predictions
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.
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* All mentioned odds were valid at the time of writing. Betting odds are subject to fluctuations. Please check the current odds with the respective bookmaker!
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