West Ham vs Bournemouth
England – Premier League
Date: Wednesday, 1 January 2020
Kick-off at 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue: Olympic Stadium (London).
Home-advantage has not been working its charm lately for West Ham, who are sporting a dismal five-match losing streak here. With Bournemouth unbeaten in their last six overall h2h encounters as well, it certainly looks like the hosts are in line to drop points even further this week.
West Ham vs Bournemouth Head to head (h2h)
- Their last meeting ended in a 2-2 draw.
- Three of their past five fixtures have featured over 2.5 goals on the charts.
- Both teams have found the back of the net together in four of their previous five encounters.
- A tie has occurred thrice in their past ten games.
- Bournemouth have registered the win four times in their last ten clashes. (W-4, D-3, L-3)
West Ham vs Bournemouth Prediction
West Ham were at the losing end yet again, after Leicester did just enough to post a 2-1 scorecard last week at home. The hosts failed to get into their stride in that latter matchup and recorded just half as many shots on target as their counterparts.
It is also worth mentioning that the Hammers have now tasted success just twice in their last ten PL games, garnering no more than seven measly points from a possible thirty.
On the other hand, Bournemouth have not been coping any better in their respective fixtures. The visitors are winless in their past three clashes on the trot, the most recent of which saw them lose 2-0 to Brighton.
Surprisingly, the guests have recorded more wins on the road, than at home, this season.
Furthermore, West Ham, have been branded as the worst home team in the cluster, as far as statistics go. Miserably, the Hammers have not had a taste of success since their 2-0 win over Manchester United three months ago.
Taking into account their evident poor form at home, the win is more than likely to swing in favor of Bournemouth in this one. However, given that the visiting contingent have also been faring poorly in their recent matchups, a double chance is sizing up to be the safest punt to back.
Additionally, there have been no dearth of goals at Olympic Stadium as of late. All of the past four fixtures here have featured more than 2.5 goals on the final scorecards. The home team have just been far too easy to breach in those matchups, and have conceded two goals or more in each.
Meanwhile, ten of twenty goals for Bournemouth so far have come from their trips on the road. Considering that their last h2h meeting here also witnessed a combined total of three goals on the charts, expect nothing short of a high scoring clash come Wednesday as well.
West Ham vs Bournemouth Betting tips
Double chance: Draw or Bournemouth @ 1.80 (4/5)
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.66 (2/3).