Burnley v West Ham Preview
Week 7 saw Burnley pull out a 2-2 draw in its Leicester match, totaling it up to four draws of the seven matches they have played in the Premier League so far. The big question has been if Burnley will bring up another draw in its upcoming match, a popular prediction by many fans. The Clarets desperately need the win, as they are on the verge of being relegated. West Ham just managed one win this season, although the two home wins that they got in a row has helped them climb up the rankings in the Premier League. The Hammers are lodged between Arsenal and Tottenham in the score table.
Burnley is currently caught up in the relegation zone ranking in the 19th place with just four points. It is tied with Newcastle and Queens Park Rangers, and yet to get itself a good win. The Sean Dyche team has been undefeated on home grounds, although its performance this season has shown some of the worst offense and just three goals, two of which have come in from its Leicester City draw at King Power Stadium. Meanwhile, West Ham’s ten point score has landed it the seventh spot in the Premier League standings. Of the 12 goals that they scored this tournament, six have come from when they were away. The Hammers lost to Manchester United 2-1, in their previous match away from home.
The latest match will be the third time that they face each other in Premier League, the previous two being during the 2009-2010 season, where they won home games. The sides have played four other matches ever since, with West Ham in the lead with two, and one draw. In the previous game played between the two teams, during the Capital One Cup, Hammers clinched the win with an easy 2-0.
The newly promoted Burnley team hopes to celebrate its first win as it locks horns with West Ham at Turf Moor on Saturday. However, Burnley hasn’t yet adapted itself to the intensity of the Premier League matches, giving West Ham a good chance to get hold of its three points. Sam Allardyce’s team comes into the match evidently as the favorites. West Ham has the team and form to snatch a victory here, although it is evident that the Burnley team will not go down all that easily.
The prediction odds are stacked in favor of a draw at 3.4 points, with the odds of Clarets and Hammers winning this game at 2.75. Enner Valencia and Diafra Sakho have been predicted as the favorites expected to score the first goal, with odds of 6 points, Danny Ings follows with 7 points. The Clarets have had a clean sheet in the past two games that they have played at the Turf Moor during this year’s Premier League; the odds of emerging with a clean sheet in this match are stacked at 3.3.