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West Ham vs Burnley – Hammers a big price to secure qualification

| 21.02.2011

West Ham may be at the foot of the Premier League table, but the Hammers haven’t lost in nine FA Cup matches against lower division teams.

That stat has been tested twice this season by Barnsley and Nottingham Forest, and despite a wobble against Championship challengers Forest, Avram Grant’s side have proved superior.

Match Odds

West Ham are a huge price at 10/11 to win a home game against lower league opposition whichever way you look at it, and punters can sign up here to take advantage of a free FA Cup bet worth £25 and back the Hammers for victory.

Burnley have lost their way in the Championship recently despite losing just one of their last nine games in all competitions and the Championship outfit are 11/4 to beat West Ham.

Burnley’s 2-1 win over the Hammers in the Premier League last season is only their second win over West Ham in the last 11 matches, and you have to go back to 1973 to find the last time Burnley won at Upton Park.

Total Goals

Just one clean sheet in 13 FA Cup matches suggest Burnley will have to score twice if they are to stand any chance of progressing, and a repeat of last season’s 2-1 victory at Turf Moor is 12/1.

West Ham have scored 11 goals against Burnley in their last six games and backing the home side at 1/1 to score over 1.5 goals looks a great bet.

Victor Obinna is West Ham’s top scorer in the FA Cup this season and looks a strong bet at 5/1 to get the first goal and 6/4 to score any time, and backing West Ham to win 3-1 at 12/1 can prove profitable.

A £25 stake on West Ham to win by two goals would return £150. New customers can sign up here for a free FA Cup bet worth £25.



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.