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West Ham vs West Brom – Hammers can secure rare victory

| 09.11.2010

West Ham may feel that they are close to embarking on a winning run, but they should not get over expectant for the visit of West Brom, who have already proved their capabilities in away games this season.

Match Odds

One win in 11 games is relegation form and it is no wonder that this disappointing start has resulted in West Ham sitting at the foot of the table.

Avram Grant’s team also have the worst home form in the top flight, as they have taken just four points from their five outings at Upton Park.

They are 11/8 to beat West Brom and will be optimistic of finding the target against the opposition as the Baggies have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last nine league matches.

West Brom have also suffered back-to-back defeats to freefall down the Premier League standings, just maintaining their spot in the top ten after previous occupying fourth position.

However, West Brom did win on their last visit to London when beating Arsenal and also took a point from their trip to Old Trafford.

West Brom are 2/1 to defeat West Ham.

Correct Scoreline

Three of the last four meetings between the pair at Upton Park have been low-scoring affairs and there is every reason to believe that the encounter this season will be equally as cagey.

While the 5/2 on offer that the game features under 1.5 goals may prove profitable, predicting the correct scoreline may increase winnings further.

West Ham’s only Premier League victory this season came at home to Tottenham and a repeat of this 1-0 success against West Brom is priced at 7/1.

The visitors are also 7/1 to secure a 1-0 triumph, while a goalless draw, which was the result when the pair last met at Upton Park, can be backed at 8/1.

West Ham and West Brom are also both available at 7/2 to take the three points by a single goal margin. See the whole West Ham vs West Brom match betting odds market.



Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.