Prediction and odds for the game: West Ham (13/5) v West Ham (11/10)
We are backing the away win
When: Saturday, 20th June 2020, Kick-off 17:30
Where: The London Stadium
On Saturday evening, West Ham and Wolves go head-to-head at the London Stadium, in a game that could have big ramifications on the fight for survival and the top-four race.
The Hammers head into this clash in desperate need of three points, as they fight off the threat of relegation to the Championship. David Moyes team are outside the relegation zone due to superior goal difference to Bournemouth, who occupy the final relegation berth.
Before the break, the Irons struggled for results and they have won just one of their last nine top-flight games. The home side has also suffered defeat in five of their previous seven matches in the Premier League. To put those results into context though, they have face Liverpool twice, Leicester, Manchester City and Arsenal in the seven-game run.
One positive for West Ham is that they have lost just once in five home games in the top-flight. However, there is also a negative as they have also won just twice in 11 matches on home soil. Their recent league games on home soil certainly have offered value for money when it comes to goals, as seven of their last nine have produced over 2.5 goals.
While the home side struggles for survival, Wolves are in the thick of the race for a Champions League spot. Nuno Espirito Santo’s team are just two points outside of the top-five, which would qualify them for Europe’s elite competition next season.
A recent five-game unbeaten in the Premier League, having won two and drawn three of their last five games in the English top-flight. A defensive improvement of late has proven a factor in that recent upturn in fortunes, as the visitors have kept clean sheets in four of their last five league matches.
The team from the Midlands are unbeaten in three away games in the Premier League, having recorded two wins and a draw. However, they have won just two of their last five matches on the road.
Wolves have had the better of recent meetings with West Ham, winning four of the last six meetings between these two teams in all competitions, including the last three Premier League clashes.
This is a vital game for both sides, who need the points for very different reasons. We are backing the visitors to come out on top in this clash, as they simply have more quality. We are also backing over 2.5 goals, as we do not fancy West Ham’s leaky defence against the likes of Raul Jimenez and Diego Jota.
Verdict: We are backing the away win at odds of 11/10 and/or over 2.5 goals scored at evens. (All odds are taken from Bet365).
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Who will come out on top in this potentially vital clash between these two teams?