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Blackpool vs West Ham – Hammers a strong bet in relegation fight

| 02.02.2011

Robbie Keane and James Beattie will take to the pitch on Wednesday night as they both bid to guide their new clubs away from the relegation zone.

Transfer deadline day saw both Blackpool and West Ham United bolster their attack, and considering no game at Bloomfield Road has produced less than 2.5 goals, both attacks will be eager to take to the pitch.

Match Odds

2011 is yet to be good to Blackpool and Ian Holloway’s side have lost six of their seven games since the turn of the year which is why they seem a little short at 11/8 to beat West Ham.

The Hammers may have only won one match away from home this season, but Blackpool have just three wins to their name at Bloomfield Road and the value is in backing West Ham at 2/1 to haul themselves off the bottom of the league table.

The reverse fixture ended 0-0 and the draw is available at 9/4, but both teams need the three points in their race to avoid relegation and West Ham can upset the odds.

Total Goals

Every team that has played at Bloomfield Road this season has scored while Blackpool are yet to go a home game without scoring and it’s 4/7 that both teams score.

Over 2.5 goals is available at 8/11 but with both teams expected to field new strikers and attack, the 15/8 for over 3.5 goals looks the better bet, as does the 25/1 for West Ham to win 3-2.

The Hammers had to come from behind in their FA Cup tie with Nottingham Forest to win 3-2 on Sunday and Avram Grant’s side are a massive price at 10/1 to come from behind and win.

Robbie Keane is 6/4 to score any time and open his West Ham account.

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Robbie Morris

Robbie studied sports journalism at the University of Gloucestershire, an establishment chosen for its proximity to Cheltenham racecourse, where he was a season ticket holder. Upon graduation, Robbie was a contributor to GolfPunk, a national magazine aimed at ridding golf of its traditionalist image, before joining the news.ladbrokes team.