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Bournemouth v West Ham Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews

September 24, 2019

- Grant Whittington

Vitality Stadium - Premier League

West Ham are looking to follow up their impressive victory over Manchester United with another good result away to Bournemouth this weekend. The Cherries have made a strong start to the season though and come into this game on the back of successive 3-1 victories.

Past Meetings

Bournemouth beat West Ham home and away last season, winning 2-1 at the London Stadium before a 2-0 victory back at Dean Court. There were two draws the campaign before, while the year before that saw a pair of home wins.

Team News

Eddie Howe is still battling an injury nightmare, with eight players currently sidelined. Of those, Lloyd Kelly and club captain Simon Francis are closest to a return. David Brooks, Dan Gosling and Arnaut Groeneveld are expected back in October, but it could be longer for Charlie Daniels, Adam Smith and Junior Stanislas.

Manuel Lanzini is rated as 50/50 for this game following a minor injury, while Winston Reid is closing in on a return to action following a serious knee injury. Arthur Masuaku is back from suspension, but Ryan Fredericks and Michail Antonio misses out with a hamstring problem.

Bournemouth v West Ham Preview and Predictions

It’s fifth against sixth this weekend as two teams who’ve both won three of their opening six matches come together on the south coast. Bournemouth are on a high beating Everton and Southampton, while West Ham are also full of confidence after comfortably dispatching Manchester United last weekend.

The Hammers have responded brilliantly to their 5-0 mauling at the hands of champions Manchester City on the opening weekend of the season, going six unbeaten in all competitions since then, including four wins. Manuel Pellegrini’s side carry a real threat in the final third, with new signing Sebastien Haller amongst the goals and Andriy Yarmolenko returning from injury in style.

Bournemouth meanwhile have the two Wilsons, Callum and Harry, operating in tandem and plundering seven goals between them. Both were on target against south coast rivals Southampton on Friday night, while the latter has negated the absence of injured compatriot Brooks.

The Cherries have recovered well from back-to-back 3-1 defeats to Manchester City and Leicester City, meaning their last four Premier League fixtures have all ended in the same scoreline. You can see the latest odds on the same score appearing again below, while the home team are priced at 8/5 in the outright market. West Ham are 9/5 for the win, showing how close this game could be, while the draw’s available at 11/4.

Recommended Bets

Bournemouth to win 3-1 at 18/1

You can get great odds on Bournemouth winning by this scoreline and keeping their remarkable sequence of results going, while West Ham are 20/1 to win by the same score.

Over 3.5 goals at 6/4

The eight Premier League meetings between these teams have produced 30 goals, at an average of 3.75 per game, so this is a fixture that’s used to seeing the back of the net ripple.

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