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West Ham vs Leeds: Hammers will have to wait for first home win

| 20.08.2011

Two should be Premier League sides take centre stage on Sky Sports on Sunday despite three Premier League games also taking place.

Championship front runners West Ham United host Leeds United in a game that would have been a Premier League staple in the nineties, and we can expect some quality football at Upton Park tomorrow.

Match Odds

West Ham may be the 8/11 favourites for tomorrow’s game which kicks off at 1.15pm, but in Leeds they face a side that they haven’t managed to beat in the last seven attempts.

The Hammers haven’t won in front of their home fans for five games following on from last season and considering the home side have failed to score in each of West Ham’s last four games, Leeds look a huge price at 7/2.

Two defeats, at home to Middlesbrough and away to Southampton, means it hasn’t been the greatest of starts for Leeds, but considering they’ve scored eight times in their four games this season, they’re not shy in front of goal.

Total Goals

Leeds have scored in all but one of their last six matches and so West Ham look like they will need to score twice if they are to secure victory – over 2.5 goals is 8/13.

Leeds’ four games this season have averaged just under four goals a game and after both sides scored four in their last games, we can expect goals on Sunday.

West Ham have had five different goalscorers this season and Kevin Nolan looks a solid bet at 9/2 to score first, but Ross McCormack appeals for Leeds at 8/1.

The last two clashes between these two have seen Leeds score late and the draw at half-time, away win at full-time is 10/1.


Middlesbrough take on Birmingham in what could be another Premier League tie and we’re expecting a home win to nil and at 11/5, think it could be one of the better bets this weekend.



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.