West Ham vs Burnley
England – Premier League
Date: Wednesday, 8 July 2020
Kick-off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: Olympic Stadium.
The Clarets are placed ninth in the table at the moment, while teams placed till eighth at the end of the season could represent England in European competition. This factor alone should motivate the team to go after the full fifteen points remaining to play for.
They do have a superb defense to count on, complemented by shot-stopper Nick Pope, who’s the frontrunner to secure the PL Golden Glove. However, the fact that they are taking on the relegation-threatened Hammers should be cause to worry.
In any other phase of the season, a team from the lower tier would be the preferred opponent for any squad. But not in this final stretch of the campaign, where teams are desperately fighting for their existence in the top flight.
On that account, expect goals from both teams. However, Burnley still are the stronger side, and coupled with their European ambition, expect them to deliver the better performance.
West Ham vs Burnley: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The reverse fixture saw Sean Dyche’s men win with a scoreline of 3-0.
- They have also scored a total of ten goals from the preceding four match-ups.
- Six of the preceding nine wins had gone to David Moyes’s men.
- Only once have the hosts failed to score goals at this stadium since 2003.
- The visitors scored a total of five goals from the past two clashes at this venue.
West Ham vs Burnley: Prediction
The Hammers secured a 2-2 draw on the road the last match-day, against Newcastle. While the guests could not post the three points on the board, they surely did give a memorable performance.
In the meantime, the Clarets were held to a 1-1 draw at home by Sheffield United. It was a close fixture, as the Blades were trailing for a long time, before firing in the equalizer nine minutes before final whistle.
By the looks of things, Dyche’s men have the upper hand. They are placed in the upper tier, and are going after the European spots. On the other hand, their counterparts are trying their best to avoid relegation.
Going on, the Clarets have a combined scoreline of 5-0 from the last two h2h match-ups, and have lost just once in their past nine overall fixtures – and this loss had come against Manchester City. On the contrary, their opposite number have a total of two wins from their preceding 14 games.
As such, expect Burnley to avoid a loss this Wednesday.
However, understand that the Hammers have been unbeaten in their past two fixtures, against two in-form squads. Not only did they defeat Chelsea with a 3-2 scoreline, but they stood their ground against Newcastle, who were on an unbeaten run.
Likely, count on the desperation of Moyes’s men to result in at least one goal against the guests.
West Ham vs Burnley: Betting Tips
Double Chance: Burnley or Draw @ 1.80 (4/5)
Both Teams to Score @ 1.90 (9/10).