Burnley v West Ham tips – Hammers too big for another victory
West Ham can prove too strong for their Lancashire opponents at Turf Moor
October 14th, 2014
Sam Allardyce has not been a popular manager at the Boleyn Ground although the former Bolton and Newcastle gaffer has heeded calls for a more entertaining brand of football and everything is looking rosy at the London club right now.
Bet365 offer odds of 17/10 about West Ham continuing to rise up the table, with the Hammers having beaten Liverpool and QPR recently, while they were unlucky to be on the receiving end of a 2-1 defeat at Old Trafford.
Diafra Sakho has been a revelation since arriving at the club this season and the Senegalese striker is looking to score for his sixth game running, with Coral offering 13/2 that he breaks the deadlock.
The law of averages suggests that he will stop finding the net so regularly, although Stewart Downing is playing like a man possessed at the moment, with Alex Song providing some midfield stability.
Burnley have been unlucky in the sense that Danny Ings and Sam Vokes are on the sidelines, something that starves them of goals although they showed lots of character when twice coming from behind to draw 2-2 at Leicester a fortnight ago.
Sean Dyche’s side badly need a win to kickstart the season and BetVictor offer 7/4 that this happens on Saturday although can you really back a team who have scored three Premier League goals all season?
Indeed, we can back the Hammers winning to nil at tasty odds and the travelling supporters continuing to dream about the prospect of European football next season – Big Sam did it with Bolton in the past!
West Ham to win @ 17/10 with bet365
West Ham win to nil @ 15/4 with Coral
Premier League weekend fixtures (odds in brackets)
Saturday 18th October 2014
Man City (1/2) v Tottenham (7) 12.45
Arsenal (2/5) v Hull (17/2) 15.00
Burnley (7/4) v West Ham (7/4) 15.00
Crystal Palace (9) v Chelsea (2/5) 15.00
Everton (4/7) v Aston Villa (6) 15.00
Newcastle (6/5) v Leicester (13/5) 15.00
Southampton (8/13) v Sunderland (5/1) 15.00
Monday 20th October 2014
West Brom (19/5) v Man Utd (3/4) 20.00