02 gen WWW.BETISLIFE.COM – BET OF THE DAY – ENGLAND – PREMIER LEAGUE – WEST HAM – WEST BROM
TIP : West Ham to win Odds 2,15
West Ham played out another thriller on Boxing Day when they draw 3-3 away to Bournemouth, and they come into this New Year’s Day clash on the back of a lengthy rest period, in comparison to the rest of the Premier League.
West Brom, on the other hand, will undoubtedly be fatigued after their tough hosting of Arsenal on Sunday, and taking into account that they have one of the oldest average starting elevens in the Premier League, they could well find themselves exhausted on Tuesday.
This obviously plays into West Ham’s hands, but The Hammers aren’t in the best of form. They have won just two of their last six matches in all competitions, drawing twice and losing twice, to put them 18th in the league table with a point deficit on the safe zone.
At home things are just as difficult, but they will be expecting a better result on Tuesday. They come up against a West Brom side who remain without a win since the middle of August. Since then they have drawn ten and lost nine of their 19 Premier League games, leaving them second from bottom of the table and two points adrift of their opponents on Tuesday.
Away from home they are struggling to even find draws. The Baggies have lost six of their last nine Premier League away days, and they actually tend to struggle against teams of a similar stature to themselves, more than the bigger sides. They have managed points against Leicester, Spurs, and Liverpool this season, but have lost to the likes of Stoke, Swansea, Huddersfield, Southampton, and Brighton.
This will definitely boost West Ham’s morale coming into this match, and the fact they have had such a lengthy rest period compared to their opponents tips the scales even more in their favour. We’re backing a West Ham win for this one.