Kick-off: 1500, 31/08/2019
Stadium: London Stadium
West Ham have recovered well from an opening-day mauling by Manchester City and have the chance to build more momentum when hosting Norwich in the Premier League.
The Canaries have been entertaining to watch so far since coming up, but their defensive frailties are there for all to see and could prove costly here.
We like 7/5 for the Hammers to prevail and over 2.5 goals in the game for our initial West Ham vs Norwich prediction.
A Look At West Ham United’s Betting Odds
West Ham followed up a solid draw at Brighton by securing a 3-1 success at Watford, where summer signing Sebastien Haller hit a double.
Manuel Pellegrini also has more strength in depth at his disposal this season and that was evident in Tuesday’s 2-0 EFL Cup triumph at Newport.
Even Jack Wilshere is fit at present and after netting in Wales, he stated: “We’ve got a lot of quality in this team and we’ve got belief that we can finish as high as possible.
“We can possibly get into Europe and have a right go in one of the cups and win a trophy for the fans.”
Haller was rested in midweek but now has another good opportunity to show why the Hammers paid out £45million to secure his services following impressive spells at Utrecht and Eintracht Frankfurt.
The 25-year-old can be backed at 4/1 to break the deadlock here and that price appeals from the West Ham vs Norwich odds.
Last West Ham EPL line-up: Fabianski, Ogbonna, Diop, Fredericks, Masuaku, Felipe Anderson, Lanzini, Noble, Rice, Yarmolenko, Haller.
A Look At Norwich City’s Betting Odds
Norwich powered to the Championship title last term playing attacking football and do not seem prepared to abandon those principals in the Premier League.
After going down 4-1 at Liverpool, the Canaries claimed a fine 3-1 win over Newcastle and gave as good as they got for an hour in a 3-2 home loss to Chelsea.
Todd Cantwell said: “I think we had good spells in the game against a world-class team. We’re showing our identity and what we want to do.
“The tempo was high and at times we were matching them and outplaying them, so it’s bitterly disappointing not to take anything from the game.”
Teemu Pukki hit 29 goals in the promotion charge and already has five to his credit this term, so City promise to cause problems for defences.
However, the issues at the back also seem set to continue and 12/1 for a 3-1 home win is added to our West Ham vs Norwich betting tips.
Last Norwich EPL line-up: Krul, Aarons, Godfrey, Hanley, Lewis, Leitner, Cantwell, Buendia, Stiepermann, Trybull, Pukki.
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Head-to-head: Norwich 2-2 West Ham, West Ham 2-2 Norwich
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