Burnley v West Ham Betting Preview: Latest odds, team news, tips and predictions

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Premier League Burnley v West Ham United

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Monday, November 11, 2019


Turf Moor

Punter's Pick

A draw looks big value at 5/2 with Bet365, and looks well worth a punt at these current odds. Both sides will be keen to tighten up at the back after shipping three goals each last week, so a low score game with 2.5 goals and under at 11/10 with Bet365 may be a prudent choice.

Out of form Burnley and West Ham face off at Turf Moor on Saturday afternoon, with both sides desperate for three points to kickstart their respective seasons.

Both sides in freefall?

A few weeks ago, this clash would have pitted two sides in the top half of the table against each other, with both teams eyeing a place in the top eight. As it stands both sides have completed stalled for results and points in recent games, and both are in dire need of a victory. Burnley for example, have lost their last three successive league games, including a 3-0 capitulation at Sheffield United last weekend. The manner of the defeat would have greatly annoyed manager Sean Dyche, with his side 3-0 down at half-time in a meek performance that would have fully merited the riot act being read by Dyche at the interval, such was the incompetent level of the performance.

For West Ham their lean spell stretches back even further than their opponents on Saturday, having failed to win in their last five league games, including a dismal 3-2 defeat at home to lowly Newcastle United last weekend. Early season optimism around challenging for the top six will now surely make way for the more realistic aim of finishing in the top ten and a decent FA Cup run, as the teams above them are currently showing much more quality and stomach for a fight than the Hammers at present.

Felipe Anderson form impacting Hammers?

One of the features of West Ham’s recent poor form has been the decline in output of key attacker Felipe Anderson. The Brazilian was in majestic form last season, clocking up nine goals and four assists in his debut season in the Premier League, and all set to kick on this campaign. After a bright start and a couple of assists early on, the forward’s form has markedly dropped, with no goals so far this season beginning to raise a few concerns. Combined with Sebastien Haller’s form also falling off a cliff (no goals in his last five appearances), the Hammers have been ponderous in front of goal during their lean run of form.

Team News

West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini has some big calls to make after their 3-2 defeat at home to Newcastle United, and he may opt to shake things up. Full back Ryan Fredericks will be pushing veteran Pablo Zabaleta for a place in the starting XI, whilst captain Mark Noble is under intense pressure after being substituted in their last three games, with Manuel Lanzini waiting for a starting berth. Winston Reid and Michail Antonio will not be available until after the international break at the earliest.

Sean Dyche may also consider changes of his own after their 3-0 loss at Sheffield United, but will definitely still have to do without Danny Drinkwater and Johann Berg Gudmundsson, with both midfielders still out until after the international break at the earliest.

Tense encounter may end all square

With both sides still reeling after embarrassing losses last weekend and a general lack of form, this may turn into a cagey affair with both teams looking to tighten up at the back at the expense of free flowing football. It would be no surprise therefore if this turned into a tight and tetchy stalemate, both sides happy with a point as they look to turn around their floundering seasons. West Ham in particular have London derbies against Chelsea and Spurs to follow and will not want to go into those fixtures on the back of another defeat.

Punter's Pick

A draw looks big value at 5/2 with Bet365, and looks well worth a punt at these current odds. Both sides will be keen to tighten up at the back after shipping three goals each last week, so a low score game with 2.5 goals and under at 11/10 with Bet365 may be a prudent choice.

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