After overcoming a difficult midweek challenge against Middlesbrough, Sam Allardyce’s West Ham will be confident of continuing their recent good form against Burnley.
The Hammers have lost just once in their last ten Championship games, including wins against former leaders Brighton and pre-season favourites Leicester to move within two points of current table toppers Southampton.
Visitors Burnley have also had a recent upturn in form, picking up back-to-back wins against Hull and Ipswich to snap a five-game losing streak.
West Ham are still favourites at 57/100 in bwin’s 3Way football betting market, with an away win at 19/4, but given recent form the draw is worth considering at 53/20.
West Ham have conceded a league-best 0.8 goals per game this season, including nine clean sheets, making odds of 9/5 for the home side to win to nil very appealing.
In their recent run the Hammers have shown the typical characteristics of a Big Sam side, being well organised and tough to break down.
They’ve conceded a league-best 0.8 goals per game this season, including nine clean sheets, making odds of 9/5 for the home side to win to nil very appealing.
Though with the majority of the Hammers’ victories (including their most recent) being by two goals to nil, odds of 29/4 for them to win by that scoreline again are also worth considering for punters looking for a longer-odds wager.
New customers using the free £25 bet they receive when registering with bwin would win £206.25 if the home side do claim another 2-0 triumph.
That will largely depend on how well West Ham manage to contain a Burnley side who’ve scored seven in their last two games and seem to have turned a corner under young manager Eddie Howe.
Howe’s tactical duel with Big Sam will be interesting as his preferred free-flowing approch may make for a more open game, especially if Allardyce follows through with his promise to play “more attractive football than previous Sam Allardyce sides”.
Given that and Burnley’s league-high 274 goal attempts this season, it’s also worth betting on more than 2.5 goals at 13/20, as has been the case in the last three fixtures between these two clubs.
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