West Ham vs Stoke City
England Premier League.
Date: Saturday, 5th November, 2016
Kick-off at 15:00 UK.
Venue: Olympic Stadium, London.
Resurging Stoke City Visits West ham for match day 11 of the 2016/2017 English premier league season.
West ham succumbs to a 2-0 defeat from the hand of Everton last weekend. The hammers are experiencing some torrid times in their ground in London. West ham has 2 wins in their first 5 league games at home, and have lost 3 of their 9 games played at home in all competition this season. Bilic tutored team sits 17th on the log with 10 points from 10 games.
Stoke city extended their winning streak to 3 games by defeating Swansea city 3-1 on Monday. The potters started this season on a low helm, but recorded their first league win on match day 7, and since then never looked back from getting the maximum point. Hughes sees is side cruise away from relegation water as they now sits 12th on the log with 12 points.
West ham has 3 wins in their last 5 competitive games. They are also on a 3 games unbeaten run at home in all competitions.
Stoke currently enjoys a 3 match winning streak and are unbeaten in 5 consecutive league games. The potters scored an average 2 goals in their last 3 league games, and remain unbeaten in 2 away league games.
West Ham vs Stoke City: Head-to-Head Stats
Stoke City are on 6 match unbeaten run against West Ham in Premier League meetings.
The corresponding fixture of 2015/16 Premier League season at West Ham’s home ground was a goal-less draw, while Stoke won their home leg at the Britannia Stadium by a 2-1 margin.
The last two home matches of West Ham versus Stoke are draws. And they are win-less in last four with 3 draws and a loss. The 4 games have registered under 2.5 goals.
West Ham vs Stoke City: Prediction
Both teams look in good shape judging by their performances in the last five fixtures. But Stoke City is the team with an excellent momentum after bagging three wins in a row keeping two clean-sheets.
While West Ham are coming on the back of an away defeat to Everton without scoring. Their home form could be slight better as they have managed just 7 points from a possible 15. The Hammers could also draw positives from their last game at the Olympics stadium when they send Chelsea packing out of the EFL competition. However, Stoke City’s recent form is a big factor that makes this clash a big showdown and unpredictable.
Stoke City have a good head-to-head record against West Ham in recent seasons and their current unbeaten run gives them plenty of confidence. West Ham are a quality side, but could do better if they can find consistency in their game.
As things stand, this fixture is destined to end in a draw. And we believe both teams are very likely to get on the score sheet and a correct full-time score of 1-1 is very much on the cards.
West Ham vs Stoke City: Bet Tips
Draw at Full-Time at 3.60 (13/5)
Both Teams to Score at 1.71 (5/7)
Correct Full-Time Score: 1-1 at 7.50 (13/2).