West Ham vs West Brom preview

Sunday November 29, 2015 14:05pm – Boleyn Ground

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Two teams separated by just four points will go head-to-head on Saturday as sixth-ranked West Ham host 12th-placed West Brom in East London in the Barclays Premier League.

Hammer winless in three

After spending much of the season in the top four, defeats at Watford and Tottenham either side of a draw at home to Everton, have caused West Ham to slip to sixth in the table. Prior to the Watford game, Slaven Bilic’s men had enjoyed a seven-game unbeaten run which included wins over Man City, Liverpool and Chelsea.

Despite their recent results, the Hammers can still boast an unbeaten home record that stretches back to August. They will be keen to preserve that status against their mid-table opponents this weekend.

West Ham will be without Enner Valencia and Dimitri Payet for this game, while Pedro Obiang is a doubt.

Baggies buoyed by win over Gunners

West Brom have been in erratic form this season having won five, drawn two and lost six. They come into this game on the back of a 2-1 win over Arsenal which was preceded by back-to-back defeats to Leicester City and Manchester United.

Three of the Baggies’ five wins this term have been secured on the road despite the fact that they have only managed to score a total of three goals in their six away fixtures – only Newcastle have bagged less. In addition, no team has conceded fewer goals away from home than Tony Pulis’ men.

Prediction and best odds

West Brom have kept four clean sheets on the road and 100% of their away games have finished with Under 2.5 Goals. You can back that outcome at 11/10 with Betfair.

With West Brom being so tight on the road, it could take a single goal to separate these teams. The 13/2 available from Bet365 for a Home Win looks like the best bet.

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