West Ham United v West Brom Preview

December 27, 2013 | By

Sky Bet - £30 Free Bets for New Customers Registering an AccountPremiership action Saturday Lunch Time comes from the Boleyn Ground and features West Ham United playing host to West Bromwich Albion.

View our Betting Preview, Tips, Predictions and Match Odds for the game which can be seen Live on BT Sports 1 High Definition with a scheduled 12:45pm (GMT) Kick Off Time.

West Ham United v West Brom Preview, Premiership, Saturday 28th December 2013

West Ham United head into this game having lost 1-3 on Boxing Day to arch rivals Arsenal and will be looking at this match as a real chance to bounce back to winning ways and secure an important 3pts which would go a long way to moving them out of the bottom three of the Premiership league table.

West Brom head into the game having picked up a very important point away to Tottenham Hotspur in their match on Boxing Day at White Hart Lane Stadium and will have felt a little unlucky not to have secured all 3pts as they missed a number of good opportunities to win the game and the players will be looking to put that right in this game on saturday afternoon in East London.

West Ham United Team News:

Winston Reid, Stewart Downing, Ricardo Vaz Te, Mladen Petric and Andy Carroll all remain unavailable for the hosts as each player continues to receive treatment for respective injury problems. 4-2-3-1 will be the likely formation that manager Sam Allardyce will deploy for this game which will see striker Carlton Cole leading the attack up front with support from midfield being provided by Kevin Nonal, Joe Cole and Matt Jarvis.

Striker Carlton Cole and midfielder Ravel Morrison are the clubs current top goalscorers this season with 3 each.

West Brom Team News:

The visitors have almost a full squad to choose their starting line up from with striker Victor Anichebe the only doubt as he struggles with a groin injury and will under take a late fitness test to see if he can be involved. 4-2-3-1 looks the likely formation that manager Keith Downing will use for this game which will see either Shane Long or Matej Vydra leading the attack up front with support in behind being provided by Gera, Amalfitano and Morrison.

Striker Shane Long is the current top goalscorer for the club having scored 3 times this season.

West Ham United v West Brom to Head Statistics:

Saturday afternoon’s game from the Boleyn Ground Stadium will become the 67th meeting between the two clubs over the years, of which West Ham United have won 24 times (17 at the Boleyn Ground Stadium), West Brom have won 29 times (10 at the Boleyn Ground Stadium), and there has been 13 draws (6 at the Boleyn Ground Stadium).

The previous 5 games played between the two clubs show West Ham United having a slight advantage having won 1  with West Brom having won 0 and the remaining 4 games having all fininished level.

30/03/13 PRL West Ham United – West Brom 3 : 1
16/12/12 PRL West Brom – West Ham United
0 : 0
12/02/11 PRL West Brom – West Ham United
3 : 3
10/11/10 PRL West Ham United – West Brom 2 : 2
16/03/09 PRL West Ham United – West Brom 0 : 0

Previous Average Goals Per Game Statistics

210 Goals have been scored in the previous 66 meetings between the two clubs which provides us with an average goals per game statistic of 3.18 which indicates that this game on saturday afternoon should see at least a couple of goals go in.

West Ham United v West Brom Recent Form (Left to Right)

West Ham United: L D W L L

West Brom: L L L D D

Neither side have been in great form recently, but West Ham United have a slight advantage having won 1 of their previous 5 matches played with West Brom having not won any of their last 5.

West Ham United v West Brom Match Betting Odds Market

West Ham United are the clear favourites to win this game on saturday afternoon with the online bookmakers going a best price of 7/5 with BetVictor (£25 Free Bets for New Customers) which does look a bit short considering their recent form.

The Draw will obviously see plenty of interest here as with four of the last five matches between the two clubs having finished all square the current best odds of 12/5 with Bet365 (£200 Free Bets for New Customers) for this game to follow suit this does look the value play here.

West Brom are not expected to win this game as their current best price of 23/10 with Paddy Power (£50 Free Bets for New Customers) indicates, but they could see plenty of support having held Spurs to a 1-1 draw on Boxing Day.

West Ham United v West Brom Match Predictions, Tips & First Goal Scorer Bets.

Very difficult to be confident of predicting a clear winner of this game as both of these sides have struggled this season and the Draw could be the sensible play here, especially with it happened four times from the previous five matches played between the two clubs over the years.

The goal stats suggest the game to see at least a couple of goals scored and as such betting markets like Both Teams to Score YES, Total Match Goals 2 or 3 and Anytime Goalscorer’s could also provide some decent value here in what does look a game that could go either way on the day.

However, the Draw looks great value here and although both sides desperately need maximum points from this match, each manager would probably be content to settle for a point each here.

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