Monday, March 27, 2017

Liverpool’s Christian Benteke 2/1 to join West Ham United this summer

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Competition: Premier League
Market: Benteke to join West Ham
Odds: 2/1 @ Bet 365

West Ham United have reportedly joined Crystal Palace in the race for Liverpool striker Christian Benteke this summer, and given the choice the Belgian international is likely to opt for the former in a bid to resurrect his career.

Benteke only signed for Liverpool last summer from Aston Villa, but has endured a troublesome debut campaign at Anfield. While scoring a respectable nine goal in 14 Premier League starts, overall performances left a lot to be desired.

At West Ham, Benteke would be the recipient of many balls coming into the box, meaning his core strengths – aerial presence and physicality – would be best utilised, rather than trying to fit into a high-pressing fast-paced attacking style at Liverpool.

While the Hammers do have a lot of attacking options in Andy Carroll, Enner Valencia and Diafra Sakho, Sakho’s future at the club is doubtful, while Carroll has long suffered with injuries keeping him out of action over the course of a season.

As a result, there might be a void for Benteke to fill and West Ham United have been very keen on bolstering their attack to push on for a Champions League place next season. West Ham are 2/1 with Bet 365 to sign Benteke this summer.

Bet: Liverpool’s Christian Benteke to join West Ham United this summer @ 2/1 with Bet 365 >>

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Crippy Cooke


Crippy Cooke has somehow written for the Telegraph, Independent, Huffington Post, Zoo Magazine, Daily Mail, ITV Football, MSN Sport, Yahoo Sport, London24 and Bleacher Report among others, despite knowing less about football than your average Fan TV member . The weekly accumulator enthusiast is saving up his winnings to pay for a much-needed hair transplant but grows more on his chin than his head. He lives and breathes football and somehow makes a living writing from it.

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