West Ham v Fulham Premier League betting preview and tips

20:45 Fri 22 Feb
Football
England
Premier League
Tip: 1
Units: 1/5
Odds: -111

West Ham’s home form of 5-3-5 doesn’t inspire a great deal of confidence when it comes to backing Manuel Pellegrini’s side at the London Stadium, although we’re happy to take them at a shade of odds-on to overcome Fulham in this Friday evening encounter.

We were really taken by the Hammers when they squared up against Liverpool, with the London side coming from a goal behind to land a 1-1 draw and they created enough chances to get over the line and land all three points against arguably the strongest team in the division.

West Ham have served up some stinking performances this term, although Felipe Anderson has been a revelation and Robert Snodgrass produces plenty of quality from wide positions, with Declan Rice also impressing for a team who will look to finish as high up the table as possible.

With a bet like this, it’s more a case of opposing a Fulham side who have taken an extraordinary two points from their thirteen away games this season. The Cottagers just haven’t been able to arrest away form and they’re conceding well over two goals per road match on average.

Claudio Ranieri has practically conceded that any survival hopes depend on how Fulham fare in their remaining home matches, with the Hammers claiming a 2-0 victory at Craven Cottage in December and we should expect them to record another maximum haul.

Ranieri wasn’t able to strengthen his squad too much during January and Crystal Palace ran out comfortable 2-0 winners against these opponents last term, so it could be a long afternoon for Sergio Rico between the sticks.

Denis Odoi and Tim Ream were adequate in the Championship but have been brutally exposed at a higher level and it doesn’t really matter that you have a battering ram by the name of Aleksandar Mitrovic when your defence is so poor.

BETTING TIP
West Ham to win @ 1.90 with bet365

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bet365 Match Odds

Full Time Result
West Ham : -120 Draw : +275 Fulham : +300
-120 +275 +300
Total Goals
Under 2.5 Goals : +110 Over 2.5 Goals : -139
+110 -139
Both teams to score
Yes : -143 No : +105
-143 +105
Asian-Hcp
West Ham -0.50 : -116 Fulham 0.5 : +104
-116 +104

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1 Liverpool 26 20 5 1 59:15 65
2 Manchester City 27 20 3 4 71:19 63
3 Tottenham 26 20 0 6 54:25 60
4 Manchester Unit 26 15 6 5 52:35 51
5 Arsenal 26 15 5 6 53:37 50
6 Chelsea 26 15 5 6 45:29 50
7 Wolverhampton W 26 11 6 9 34:33 39
8 Watford 26 10 7 9 34:34 37
9 Everton 27 9 7 11 35:36 34
10 West Ham 26 9 6 11 32:39 33
11 Bournemouth 26 10 3 13 37:47 33
12 Leicester 26 9 5 12 31:34 32
13 Crystal Palace 26 7 6 13 27:34 27
14 Brighton 26 7 6 13 28:39 27
15 Burnley 26 7 6 13 29:47 27
16 Newcastle Unite 26 6 7 13 22:34 25
17 Cardiff 26 7 4 15 24:47 25
18 Southampton 26 5 9 12 28:44 24
19 Fulham 26 4 5 17 25:58 17
20 Huddersfield 26 2 5 19 14:48 11