Kick-off: 2015, 03/05/2021
Stadium: Turf Moor
TV: Sky Sports
Burnley went a long way to securing Premier League survival with last weekend’s thrashing of Wolves and that could work in West Ham’s favour here.
That stunning result at Molineux eased the pressure on the Clarets as they climbed to 14th in the table but West Ham must make the most of a favourable run-in if they are to claim a Champions League place.
Burnley have a dismal record against the top teams this season so an away win at 11/10 is our opening Burnley vs West Ham prediction.
A Look At Burnley’s Betting Odds
Boss Sean Dyche insists Burnley are not yet safe from relegation but their biggest win in the top flight since 1965 could mean they already have enough points on the board.
Chris Wood’s first Premier League hat-trick and an Ashley Westwood goal against Wolves put a nine-point cushion between themselves and the bottom three.
Dyche said: “It feels like an important three points, but they all do, and there are still more games to play and more points to gather.
“I always believe in the next one. The season is never over until it is over. It was a very strong performance but today doesn’t owe you the next one.
“We will make sure we enjoy this one, for sure, but we will remain right at it and mentally focused.”
It is important not to read too much into that result though, with Burnley having previously lost to Southampton, Newcastle and Manchester United.
United, Manchester City, Chelsea and Tottenham have all done the double over Burnley this season and West Ham are now looking to do the same after a 1-0 win when the teams met in January.
Eight of Burnley’s home games have also been settled by a one-goal margin so either team to win by one goal appeals at 13/10 in the Burnley vs West Ham odds.
Last Burnley line-up: Pope, Lowton, Taylor, Tarkowski, Mee, Cork, Brownhill, McNeil, Westwood, Wood, Vydra.
A Look At West Ham’s Betting Odds
West Ham’s top-four hopes were hit by their 1-0 defeat to Chelsea last time out as they lost back-to-back Premier League matches for only the second time this season.
They were not helped by a bizarre red card shown to defender Fabian Balbuena, who caught Ben Chilwell’s calf after clearing the ball.
They badly missed key men Declan Rice and Michail Antonio, as well as full-backs Aaron Cresswell and Arthur Masuaku and suspended centre-half Craig Dawson.
Some of those could return for the trip to Lancashire, with manager David Moyes saying: “We are hoping to try and get some players back if we can.
“Saturday was probably as low as we had been in terms of players, but nevertheless, I thought the players put on a good show.
“We lost 1-0 to a team who are very much in form, and maybe we could have got a bit closer if the decision hadn’t gone against us late on.”
That result ended a run of four goals in three games for Jesse Lingard but he has been West Ham’s main man in front of goal since arriving in January.
For our last Burnley vs West Ham prediction, let’s take a punt on Lingard being the hero once more in a 1-0 win at 18/1.
Last West Ham line-up: Fabianski, Balbuena, Coufal, Ogbonna, Diop, Fredericks, Lingard, Noble, Fornals, Soucek, Bowen.
Wolves 0-4 BURNLEY – Chris Wood (3), Ashley Westwood
WEST HAM 0-1 Chelsea
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