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Prediction: West Ham vs Wolves

Harry Kettle in Free Soccer Predictions 30 Sep 2022

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Prediction: Draw

Best Odds: 49/20

Bookmaker: 888sport

Following on from a two-week international break, domestic football is back this weekend with a whole slate of fixtures to enjoy across the continent – and, more specifically, in the Premier League. The road to the World Cup is well and truly on with all 20 clubs wanting to build up some momentum heading into the break, which includes early season strugglers West Ham United and Wolverhampton Wanderers.

West Ham

In a tale of two managers with pressure on their shoulders, we start with David Moyes. Many have suggested that the gaffer could be in trouble if he isn’t able to try and turn things around in the next couple of games, but we don’t think that’ll impact him too much given that he’s taken this club to Europe twice and has the squad necessary to bounce back from what is, essentially, an early-season slump.

Team News

Aguerd and Johnson have both been ruled out of this one through injury but aside from that, West Ham should have a fully fit team to choose from.

Wolves

Wolves fans were expecting to kick on from their strong summer transfer window and make a push for the top six but instead, so far, they’ve failed to gel and find themselves down in the relegation mix. Bruno Lage’s tactical decisions have been criticised on a variety of occasions already and with the winter break looming, you’d have to think a few wins are needed to try and restore some lost confidence.

Team News

Collins is suspended for this one with Kalajdzic, Jimenez and Chiquinho being out injured, likely paving the way for Diego Costa to make his long-awaited debut.

Factors to Consider

  • In their last meeting back in February, West Ham beat Wolves 1-0.
  • West Ham have won three, drawn one and lost two of their last six games.
  • Wolves have won two, drawn two and lost two of their last six games.
  • West Ham have scored nine goals and conceded seven in their last six games.
  • Wolves have scored four goals and conceded six in their last six games.

Conclusion

West Ham have looked pretty anxious at times so far this season and Wolves have looked good defensively, which leads us to believe we aren’t going to see a classic here. The Hammers will dictate the pace and flow of the game with the visitors attempting to hit them on the counter, as they’re more than capable of doing, but we’ll ultimately end up with a fairly anti-climactic 0-0 draw.

Prediction: Draw

Best Odds: 49/20

Bookmaker: 888sport

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Harry Kettle


Harry is a University of Worcester graduate who has been writing professionally for the last two years. He specialises in several sports such as MMA, pro wrestling and athletics, with football being his primary love. He continues to dream of a life in the Premier League as a Wolves fan.

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