West Ham vs Wolves Odds: A battle at the bottom
Matchweek 9 has a lot of big match ups, with a lot of potential for movement in the league table. One of these big games sees Wolves take a trip to the London Stadium to face West Ham United.
Both sides are massively out of form this season, not many expected to see them around the bottom of the table at this stage. But they’re there and it’s time one of them did something about it. They have the chance this Saturday.
West Ham in turmoil under Moyes
When David Moyes was appointed as manager of West Ham, I don’t think anyone expected him to turn them into a regular European football outfit. But that is exactly what he did.
Not only has he overseen qualification to Europe in back to back seasons, he also managed them to a brilliant run in the Europa League making it all the way to the semi finals. Leaving teams such as Sevilla and Lyon in their wake. They bolstered their team in the summer, but for some reason it just hasn’t worked out so far this season.
They have been lacklustre. The new signings have been largely disappointing, especially Gianluca Scamacca who is yet to score in the league. Michail Antonio has looked like a shell of his past self which isn’t helping their case either. If Moyes can get his boys firing, it would see them improve massively.
Another one who’s looked shoddy this season is Jarrod Bowen. If he wants to secure his place in England’s World Cup squad, he’ll need to turn his form around.
Our West Ham Pick
The Hammers are the clear favourites according to the West Ham vs Wolves odds, they are 9/10 to win, which isn’t bad for profit but there is room for improvement. We will instead pick:
Wolves need Lage improvements
Some big things happened at Wolves in the transfer window. They said farewell to long serving captain Conor Coady in a shock transfer to Everton. It seemed there was a fall out between himself and the manager.
They have instead been utilising Nathan Collins alongside Max Kilman in the centre back positions. But after being shown a straight red versus Manchester City, it remains to be seen how Bruno Lage will set up his defence vs West Ham.
The biggest issue by far for Wolves is simply putting the ball in the back of the net. They’ve scored just three times this season, none of which have come from strikers. Raul Jimenez and Hwang Hee Chan have been massively out of form, similarly to West Ham’s strikers. Saturday’s game will be a massive test for both sides’ forwards.
Our Wolves Pick
Wolves are the underdogs for this one and if they win, I can see it being scrappy. If you’re looking to back the away side, we think the best West Ham vs Wolves odds to make use off is the draw no bet.
A draw no bet means that if the game ends in a draw, your stake is refunded but if Wolves win- you’ll win at 9/5 odds.
West Ham vs Wolves Odds: Our Predictions
West Ham undoubtedly have more proven quality on paper than Wolves and being the home side it makes it difficult not to back them. We can see a 2-1 West Ham victory. The odds of this are 15/2 on 888Sport. Tempting?
Author: Jude Sutcliffe