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West Ham a cracking price for a third-straight win at West Brom

| 15.09.2016

West Ham head to West Brom this weekend and we reckon Slaven Bilic’s men are a great price for victory in the Black Country.

The Hammers are 9/5 to beat Tony Pulis’ side, a price reflecting their troubled start to the season perhaps rather than the quality on hand.

A failure to land a spot in the Europa League has been followed up by three defeats in their opening four games, but that has included trips to Chelsea and Man City.

The defeat at home to Watford last time out may have been a spectacular capitulation, but it can be the catalyst for an upswing in form.

A bizarre five-minute spell before half-time allowed the Hornets to stun the Hammers a week ago, and you can be sure Bilic has spent all week tightening up his side’s defensive frailties.

The Claret and Blue outfit also have a tremendous record at West Brom, winning each of their last two visits, including a fine 3-0 success last term.

Indeed the Hammers have only lost two of their last 12 trips to the Hawthorns.

Throw in the return of Dimitri Payet, who starred last Saturday with a stunning rabona assist, and the Hammers XI which takes to pitch should be plenty capable of heaping more misery on the Baggies.

It’s 5/1 the French international nets in a West Ham win, while 9/2 says Simone Zaza finds his feet since joining from Juventus by scoring in an away success.

The Hammers could also be boosted by the return of Andy Carroll.

The big centre-forward could be in the squad this weekend, and we go 17/4 the former Newcastle marks his return with a goal en route to a West Ham win.

It’s certainly been a difficult start to the season for Bilic and co, but things could start looking vastly improved this weekend.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.



Richard Marsh

Richard loves his sport, especially if it involves the sound of tyres screaming around a race track. He's not fussy though and his '90s Premier League nostalgia and knowledge of team nicknames is tough to match.