Kick-off: 1800, 19/01/2021
Stadium: London Stadium
TV: BT Sport
West Ham have put together a really solid set of Premier League results this season and have to be rated a percentage pick when hosting West Brom.
However, it has to be noted that the Hammers are in the habit of doing just enough, with their last seven victories all coming by a one-goal margin.
We’re taking 5/2 for United to prevail in that manner again here for our first West Ham vs West Brom prediction.
A Look At West Ham United’s Betting Odds
After beating Everton in the league and Stockport in the FA Cup, West Ham completed a hat-trick of 1-0 wins when seeing off Burnley.
Michail Antonio’s ninth-minute strike proved decisive, as the Hammers moved up to ninth in the table with an eighth triumph in their last 16 top-flight fixtures.
Only Liverpool, Manchester United and Chelsea have beaten David Moyes’ side during that period.
“We’re not the old West Ham anymore,” said the manager. “We’re the new West Ham and we’re going to try to become even better.”
Antonio had another effort cleared off the line by Ben Mee, while Angelo Ogbonna headed against the post in a pleasing display.
“Michy was very good for someone just coming back from injury,” beamed Moyes. “If he can regain top form, that would be a big thing.”
Although Antonio’s goal came early on, United tend to be stronger in the second half, with five strikes in six previous outings all coming after the interval.
Eight of their 13 Premier League home goals have come following the break, so 5/4 for the Hammers to net more times in that period here stands out from the West Ham vs West Brom odds.
Last West Ham line-up: Fabianski, Cresswell, Coufal, Dawson, Ogbonna, Rice, Fornals, Soucek, Benrahma, Bowen, Antonio.
A Look At West Bromwich Albion’s Betting Odds
West Brom upset the odds when winning Saturday’s Black Country derby at Wolves but Wanderers were guilty of contributing towards their own downfall.
Matheus Pereira successfully converted a couple of penalties awarded for clumsy challenges, while Semi Ajayi also hit the target with a header.
Robert Snodgrass made an immediate impact after arriving from West Ham and will now look to haunt his form club.
Albion are still second from bottom and five points away from getting out of the relegation zone, but Sam Allardyce will be eyeing another great escape.
He said: “We are still drowning, we’ve still got our heads under the water and the only way to get our heads above water is hard graft.
“But if you win two on the trot at this time of year it’s massive because it puts the fear of God up the teams above us.”
Breaking down a well-drilled West Ham defence which has kept four consecutive clean sheets may prove a far more difficult task, though.
Let’s go with 29/10 for a home win and under 2.5 goals in the game for our final West Ham vs West Brom prediction.
Last West Brom line-up: Button, Gibbs, Bartley, Ajayi, O’Shea, Livermore, Grosicki, Sawyers, Snodgrass, Robinson, Pereira.
WEST HAM 1-0 Burnley – Michail Antonio
Wolves 2-3 WEST BROM – Matheus Pereira (2 pens), Semi Ajayi
Head-to-head: West Ham 0-1 West Brom, West Ham 2-1 West Brom, West Brom 0-0 West Ham
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