West Brom vs West Ham: Baggies and Hammers to share spoils again
Odds: West Brom 13/10, Draw 21/10, West Ham 11/5
Kick Off: 1500, 16/09/2017
Stadium: The Hawthorns
West Brom and West Ham have a history of drawing matches, with eight of their last 13 Premier League meetings ending in stalemate, and we’re hoping that trend continues.
The Baggies made the better start to the current campaign but suffered a disappointing setback last time out, whereas the Hammers are coming off an encouraging first victory.
Everything adds up to this being a close encounter between two teams expected to end up around the middle of the table and 21/10 they share the spoils kicks off our West Brom vs West Ham betting predictions.
A Look At West Bromwich Albion’s Betting Odds
After opening up with wins over Bournemouth and Burnley and then drawing with Stoke, West Brom blotted their copybook by losing 3-1 at Brighton last weekend.
James Morrison’s 77th-minute strike was nothing more than a consolation goal, although Tony Pulis will have been pleased with the part played by new signings Kieran Gibbs and Oliver Burke in the build-up.
Pulis was also quick to lay some of the blame for his side’s lacklustre effort on certain players returning tired from the international break, so it may pay to hold fire on deserting Albion just yet.
Scoring goals has been an ongoing problem for the hosts, though, with West Brom netting more than once in just one of their last 12 league games going back to last term.
That stat makes 5/1 for a 1-1 draw here an obvious pick in our West Brom vs West Ham betting tips.
A Look At West Ham United’s Betting Odds
West Ham’s 2-0 triumph over Huddersfield on Monday night eased the pressure on Slaven Bilic and gave the manager a welcome 49th birthday present.
It wasn’t a vintage display by any means and the Hammers got lucky with Pedro Obiang’s deflected opener, but they did deserve to pick up maximum points on the balance of play.
Michail Antonio was the stand-out performer going forward and that positive performance should help lift his confidence and allow a few others to play with more freedom.
United have a good run of fixtures coming up, facing Swansea, Burnley, Brighton and Crystal Palace before the end of October, and another point picked up here would suffice ahead of that stretch.
Looking at the West Brom vs West Ham odds, 13/4 for the scores to be level at half-time and full-time takes the eye.
Robert Pires prediction: West Brom 2-1 West Ham
Brighton 3-1 WEST BROM – James Morrison
WEST HAM 2-0 Huddersfield – Pedro Obiang, Andre Ayew
Head-to-head: West Ham 2-2 West Brom, West Brom 4-2 West Ham, West Brom 0-3 West Ham, West Ham 1-1 West Brom, West Brom 4-0 West Ham, West Ham 1-1 West Brom
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