Kick-off: 1500, 18/08/2018
Stadium: London Stadium
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What Trueform says for West Ham vs Bournemouth
West Ham had to endure a chastening experience at Liverpool, but their overall Trueform chart puts them on a similar level to Bournemouth.
These teams are also evenly matched on past head-to-head meetings, with two wins apiece and a couple of draws coming from their last six encounters.
Both games last season ended in stalemate and 9/4 for that outcome is rated good value in our first West Ham vs Bournemouth prediction.
A Look At West Ham United’s Betting Odds
West Ham gave five players their debut at Anfield following a summer shake-up but an extensive summer recruitment programme needs more time to settle judged on that 4-0 thrashing.
New Hammers boss Manuel Pellegrini admitted his team were outplayed, although he pointed out, with some justification, that Sadio Mane’s second goal could have been ruled out for offside.
He commented: “When you lose 4-0 you cannot have excuses, but I think a couple of balls decided the score.
“In the first half, we had two or three clear chances to make it 1-1 and we conceded the second goal in the last second of the period.
“Then, after that a clear offside goal decided the game and they had a lot of confidence to play at 4-0.
“I am not complaining, Liverpool played well, but I don’t think the difference was four goals.”
A Look At Bournemouth’s Betting Odds
Bournemouth began with four straight league defeats last term, so they will have been delighted to hit the ground running with a 2-0 triumph over Cardiff.
Ryan Fraser slotted home in the 24th minute before Callum Wilson, who had a tame first-half penalty saved, added a second in stoppage time.
Eddie Howe said: “Full respect for Cardiff, because they gave everything to the match and it was very competitive.
“We controlled the first half without really opening them up as much as we would have wanted to, but two moments of quality won us the game in the end.”
New boy David Brooks made a useful debut and the Cherries still have £25million midfielder Jefferson Lerma and £10.7m defender Diego Rico to bring in.
It was 1-1 when these teams met at this venue in January and 23/4 for a repeat scoreline is added to our West Ham vs Bournemouth betting tips.
Liverpool 4-0 WEST HAM
BOURNEMOUTH 2-0 Cardiff – Ryan Fraser, Callum Wilson
Head-to-head: West Ham 1-1 Bournemouth, Bournemouth 3-3 West Ham, Bournemouth 3-2 West Ham, West Ham 1-0 Bournemouth, Bournemouth 1-3 West Ham, West Ham 3-4 Bournemouth
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