Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Prediction: West Ham United vs West Bromwich Albion

Prediction: Match to end in 1-1 draw

Best Odds: 13/2

Bookmaker: Betfair

West Ham United and West Bromwich Albion will face each other in the Premier League this week. The match between the Hammers and the Baggies is slated to kick off at 6pm UK time on Tuesday.

West Ham United

West Ham are doing well in the Premier League at the moment and are aiming for a top-half finish this season. David Moyes’s side are ninth in the league table with 29 points from 18 matches, just five points behind leaders and defending champions Liverpool, who are currently fourth and occupy the final Champions League place.

The Hammers will head into the match against West Brom on the back of a 1-0 victory over Burnley at the London Stadium in the Premier League. It was West Ham’s third successive win in all competitions.

Team news:

Fabian Balbuena is unavailable as he is self-isolating. Arthur Masuaku is a long-term injury absentee.

West Bromwich Albion

West Bromwich Albion are in real danger of going down to the Championship at the end of the season. Sam Allardyce’s side are second from bottom in the Premier League table at the moment with 11 points from 18 matches, five points behind 17th-placed Burnley, who have played 17 games.

The Baggies will head into the match against West Ham on the back of a 3-2 win win against Wolverhampton Wanderers. It was a thrilling game and a huge boost to West Brom’s chances of escaping the dreaded drop from the Premier League, and they will now be looking to build on it.

Team news:

West Brom will have Conor Gallagher back from suspension, but Sam Johnstone and Matt Phillips are out due to coronavirus.

Key Factors to Consider

  • West Ham are unbeaten in their past nine home matches against West Brom.
  • West Brom are unbeaten in three away matches in the Premier League.
  • West Ham have not conceded in their past three Premier League games.
  • West Brom have conceded the most goals in the Premier League this season (41)
  • West Ham have scored 25 goals in the Premier League this season.

Conclusion

Allardyce is a former West Ham manager, and the Englishman will be determined to pick up a win at the London Stadium. West Brom are going to make it hard for the Hammers, and one should not be surprised if the game ends in a draw.

Prediction: Match to end in 1-1 draw

Best Odds: 13/2

Bookmaker: Betfair

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jamie Jones


Jamie Jones is an experienced football journalist who has been working in the industry for years. Jamie watches all the major leagues in Europe, especially the Premier League and La Liga.

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