West Ham – Stoke is the closing game of the 34th round from the Premier League with two teams fighting for survival. The game will start at 21:00 and it will take place on Olympic Stadium in London, England.
West Ham sit 14th in the Premier League, six points above the relegation zone and in higher spirits than usual. They will be confident about getting some more points on the board here as well. Last time out they made the surprise of the round against Chelsea at Stanford Bridge. They were led from the 37th minute but a goal from Chicharito settled the game at 1-1 and it was a great result giving that they faced last year’s champions. This will be a much easier game for the hosts as they took on a very poor team of Stoke.
West Ham: Hart – Cresswell – Ogbonna – Rice – Masuaku – Noble – Kouyate – Zabaleta – Fernandes – Mario – Arnautovic
Stoke have been truly dreadful recently. The change in management has done nothing to reverse The Potters fortunes, and their 2-1 loss at home to Spurs last weekend extends their winless streak to nine games in the Premier League. The first half was boring in the game against Tottenham with nothing interesting to see as Spurs dominated all the way as expected but couldn’t capitalize. In the second half Eriksen’s brilliancy showed up and Tottenham managed to score twice while Stoke only managed to score one goal and lose. With only 27 points from 33 games it will be a really tough job to escape from the danger zone and with this form that they have it’s very possible that they will relegate.
Stoke: Butland – Pieters – Zouma – Shawcross – Johnson – Sobhi – Ndiaye – Allen – Bauer – Shaqiri – Diouf
West Ham – Stoke: Head-to-Head
|6.12.17||PL||Stoke||West Ham||0 : 3|
|29.04.17||PL||Stoke||West Ham||0 : 0|
|05.11.16||PL||West Ham||Stoke||1 : 1|
|15.05.16||PL||Stoke||West Ham||2 : 1|
|12.12.15||PL||West Ham||Stoke||0 : 0|
West Ham – Stoke: Prediction
Five of the last 7 direct meetings between the sides are draws with teams winning 1 each from the remaining 2.One of those victories fell in favor of West Ham earlier this season at the Britannia Stadium by a comfortable 3-0 margin. This one will be tougher maybe as Stoke will fight for survival and that could make a team really dangerous. They managed to score against Tottenham as well and that shows they could score again here too. West Ham are not so good in defence as they conceded 58 goals in 32 games played. Both teams to score should be the way to go here.
Prediction: Both Teams To Score, Yes, Odds: 1.85
Stake: 9 units