West Ham vs Bournemouth
English Premier League
Date: Saturday, 18 August 2018
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Olympic Stadium (London).
Manuel Pellegrini had the toughest of the fixture to start with in his return to the Premier League and his team West Ham ended up at the end of a crushing 4-0 defeat at Liverpool.
The Chilean invested a lot in rebuilding the squad this summer and the first match at home against a side like Bournemouth gives the perfect opportunity to leave the best first impression.
On the other hand, Bournemouth put on a solid display to bag a 2-0 win against the newly promoted Cardiff City at the Vitality Stadium.
However, Eddie Howe must improve the team’s away record if they are to achieve a higher position than in last season.
The Cherries finished 12th last season, while the Hammers were just behind at the 13th.
West Ham vs Bournemouth Head-to-head
- The teams share 2 wins and 2 draws from their six h2h meetings in Premier League.
- Both games last season were stalemates, 1-1 at Olympic Stadium and a thrilling 3-3 at the Vitality.
- Five of those six game saw both teams scoring and four of them recorded 3 or more goals.
West Ham vs Bournemouth Prediction
West Ham weren’t great at home last season, this is something that Pellegrini is looking to improve. The Chilean tactician will be accepting nothing less than a win here.
The Cherries are the perfect opponent to achieve this as they won just 7 of their 38 away games over the past two seasons.
Since 5 of their 6 overall meetings in the English Premier League saw both teams scoring, we may shoot for West Ham win with btts for juicy 3.75 odd.
West Ham vs Bournemouth Betting Tips
I find good value is West Ham win with BTTS for 11/4 (3.75).
Marko Arnautovic to score any-time @ 11/8 (2.37).
Correct full-time score: 3-1 West Ham @ 12/1 (13.00).