After seeing three of the bottom four fail to win this weekend, West Ham can all but confirm Premier League survival with victory against Sunderland, the final member of the basement quartet.
Wearside triumph would see the Hammers move 11 points clear of the drop zone with six to play and they’re set to crowbar a near-impossible to bridge gap by beating Gus Poyet’s side at a sizeable 23/10.
A share of the spoils may also tempt at 11/5, but the Black Cats’s 6/5 is too short to back and must be steered clear of.
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Sunderland are winless in six across all competitions, losing five of these games.
The Wearsiders are experiencing their worst run under their current boss.
An unfortunate bout of injuries have severely hampered their ability to find the back of the net, with Steven Fletcher’s absence a key contributor to the mere three goals they’ve scored in their previous five league outings.
In addition to foul form, the north east outfit also boast the worst home record in the top-flight.
With just three wins and 12 points from 14 games at the Stadium of Light, it’s difficult to make a case for the hosts to best a side in the Hammers’ current knick.
Sam Allardyce’s charges have won five of their last eight and have beaten seven of the 15 bottom-half foes they’ve faced this term, drawing a further four.
Poyet’s troops would occupy 20th-place in a table comprised of results against bottom-half dwellers.
Fulham are the only adversary from this particular bracket that they’ve bested, with four of the seven goals they’ve scored in these fixtures coming in this solo win.
They’re the only team to average less than one point per outing in these particular clashes and West Ham stand every chance of ensuring their woeful statistics are worsened here.