West Ham v Stoke Betting Preview & Tips 12/12/15

West Ham v Stoke Betting Preview & Tips 12/12/15

by 7th December 2015

West Ham v Stoke Premier League Match Preview, Betting Odds And Tips

This is the betting preview for the West Ham v Stoke match to be played at the Boleyn Ground on Saturday in the Premier League. The visitors are looking to continue their good run of form in the top-flight. We look at the likely outcome of the match and give our recommended tips for those who like a bet.

West Ham United 11/8 – Draw 9/4 – Stoke City 6/4
Betting odds for West Ham v Stoke shown are this week from Corals and are subject to change

Kick Off – 15.00pm Saturday 12th December 2015

West Ham’s form has slightly hit the buffers in recent weeks. However last time out the Hammers earned a goalless draw at Manchester United.
Despite a draw at Old Trafford, Hammers fans will be disappointed that their team has failed to win any of their last five Premier League matches. Their last league victory came against reigning champions Chelsea on 24th October. The draw against United left the Hammers sixth in the Premier League.
Stoke have now recorded four wins in their last games in all competitions. Last time out the Potters secured a shock 2-0 victory against big spending Manchester City at the Britannia Stadium. Mercurial Austrian winger Marko Arnautovic scored both the goals as Mark Hughes claimed a win against his old team.
Arnautovic is enjoying the best season of his career in the Premier League, having scored five times this season and produced two assists. The Austrian is currently the Potters top scorer this season. The victory over Manchester City moved Stoke up to tenth in a very tight Premier League table.

Recommended Betting Tip
This match looks destined for a draw so back West Ham and Stoke to draw, the odds are 23/10 with William Hills – Place Bet Here

Facts And Figures

The 12 Premier League fixtures between these two teams have been very equal, as both teams have claimed four wins each and four games have finished in draws.
The 6 games played at the Boleyn Ground have also been equal, with both teams collecting two wins and two games being drawn.
Stoke boss Mark Hughes has a poor managerial record against West Ham, having lost nine of the 17 games he has faced the Hammers, winning just five times.
The Potters have kept six clean sheets in their last eight top-flight games. As a result there have been under 2.5 goals scored in City’s last eight Premier League outings.
The Hammers have a decent home record this season and are currently five games unbeaten at the Boleyn Ground in the Premier League.

Team Selection & News

West Ham has a number of key injuries heading into this clash. The Hammers will definitely be without French playmaker Dimitri Payet, Senegalese striker Diafra Sakho and Ecuadorean striker Enner Valencia. To make matters worse attacking midfielder Manuel Lanzini and Victor Moses are also fitness doubts.
The visitors with will be without veteran ‘keeper Shay Given and former-England international striker Peter Crouch. Nigerian international forward Peter Odemwingie is also a doubt as he is suffering from a hamstring problem.

Possible West Ham United team line-up: Adrian, Jenkinson, Reid, Tomkins, Cresswell, Song, Noble, Antonio, Kouyate, Zarate, Carroll

Possible Stoke City team line-up: Butland, Johnson, Shawcross, Wollscheid, Pieters, Whelan, Adam, Arnautovic, Afellay, Shaqiri, Bojan

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West Ham v Stoke Match Prediction

This game is difficult to predict, as West Ham have been finding it difficult to score and the visitors have looked very solid in defence. Our tip is to go with a low scoring draw at the Boleyn Ground, as neither team are prolific and West Ham are without a number of key players.

 

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