Home West Ham

    02/01/2018 Kick Off:  7:45 pm London Stadium V Predicted Score:2 - 0

    Away West Brom

      Match Summary

      1 Look out for:

      West Ham to keep a clean sheet is available at 5/4, which is excellent value when considering that West Brom have only scored five Premier League away goals during a disappointing 2017-18 campaign.

      2 We fancy:

      West Ham to win 2-0 is available at 8/1. West Brom have had a lot of problems going forward this season, and the Hammers will be confident of winning in front of their own supporters.

      3 It's a long shot, but…

      Jonny Evans to score twice or more for West Brom is available at 300/1. The Northern Ireland international is a threat from set pieces, and it could be one of his final appearances in a West Brom shirt.

      Team News

      West Ham's Last Six:

        West Ham’s last six: Won: 2 Drawn: 2 Lost: 2

        Winston Reid is expected to return to the West Ham team after being left on the bench against Bournemouth on Boxing Day.

        Javier Hernandez and Andy Carroll are also pushing for starting roles, although in-form Marko Arnautovic could lead the line once again.

        West Brom's Last Six:

          West Brom’s last six: Won: 0 Drawn: 3 Lost: 3

          Nacer Chadli could return to the West Brom XI, while a change of formation is expected to see Jay Rodriguez drop to the bench.

          Chris Brunt and Matt Phillips should both keep their places in the team.

          West Ham vs West Brom Betting Tips, Preview & Predictions

          West Ham will be confident of returning to winning ways in the Premier League when they welcome West Brom to the London Stadium on January 2. The Hammers controversially dropped two late points against Bournemouth on Boxing Day, but will fancy their chances of overcoming a Baggies side that have not won away in the Premier League since the second weekend of the 2017-18 campaign.

          West Ham are 10/11 to win it as they look to bounce back from their 3-2 defeat to Newcastle United at the London Stadium last time out. West Ham have actually only won once at home in the Premier League since the end of September, but that was a 1-0 victory over the champions Chelsea on December 9. The Hammers have also held Arsenal on home soil in recent weeks.

          West Brom are 18/5 to triumph as they look to record a much-needed three points. The Baggies have shown signs of life since Alan Pardew arrived at the club, but they are still very much in a relegation battle. Indeed, West Brom have only won one of their 10 away Premier League matches this season – managing just five goals in the process. All of the signs point to a tough afternoon in the English capital.

          The draw is available at 5/2 and it is worth noting that three of the last five Premier League matches between these two teams have finished level – including the last two. West Brom might be poor away from home, but West Ham have not exactly lit up the London Stadium during the 2017-18 campaign.

          Javier Hernandez is 9/2 in the first goalscorer market and the Mexican may well be given the chance to start after appearing off the bench in recent weeks. The former Manchester United forward is also available at 9/1 to find the back of the net on two or more occasions at the London Stadium.

          Salomon Rondon is 7/1 in the first goalscorer market and there is no question that the powerful forward has the credentials to cause West Ham’s defence problems. He can also be backed at 20/1 to score two or more times during the 90 minutes.

          Predicted Score: West Ham 2 - 0 West Brom

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          Written by Andrew Beasley

          Andrew Beasley is a self-confessed stats nerd who tries to use facts and figures to his advantage when it comes to betting. Andrew is also a musician and a Liverpool fan who loves Mohamed Salah more by the game.