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West Ham v Hull: Hammers win may not be enough for promotion

| 27.04.2012

West Ham are priced at 2/5 to beat Hull as they head into a game they have to win to stand any chance of gaining automatic promotion.

The Hammers are two points behind second-placed Southampton going into this final game, with a goal difference Inferior by three and will be hoping their rivals slip up.

The Irons have only lost one of their last 17 games and had a 2-0 victory earlier in the season over the Yorkshire club.

Hull, who are 13/2 to come out on top, had been on a poor run that saw them pick up on one win in 11 but their last four games has seen a complete turnaround as they have gone on to win three and draw one.

The draw is available at 10/3 and may see some action as the hosts main problem this season has been their inability to convert one point into three as they have gone on to share the spoils in eight matches at home.

Ricardo Vaz Te has eight in his last seven outings and has flourished since he was reunited with Sam Allardyce, the Portuguese is 7/2 to get the scoring started at Upton Park.

Matt Fryatt is the visitor’s biggest threat, the ex-Leicester striker is in form and has four in his last two games and looks good value to be the man to break the deadlock at 8/1.

The Tigers have been level at the break in 22 fixtures this term whilst the hosts have been all-square 18 times, so getting behind it to be a draw at half-time with a home win at 7/2 may be the way to go here.

The London club have notched two fours and a six in their last six matches and they are 7/2 to score four or more again in this fixture.



Aaron Cox

Aaron has written for a number of top-level publications, including FourFourTwo and the Manchester Evening News. As well as being a fanatical Rochdale AFC fan and blogger, he shares a passion for rugby league and golf.