West Ham vs Swansea
English Premier League, Season 2017/18
Date: Saturday, 30th September 2017
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Olympic Stadium (London).
Slaven Bilic is under tremendous pressure when his West Ham team welcome Swansea to the Olympic stadium. The start of the season is extremely poor for the London club and Bilic is the next Premier League manager in-line to get sacked.
This might look entirely unfair as the team had a difficult round of fixtures at the start of this new Premier League season. They had to play their first three games of the season away from home which all resulted in defeats. Things have improved since with a 2-0 convincing win in their first match at home versus Huddersfield. Then they managed a goal-less draw in a tricky away fixture versus West Brom before losing 3-2 to Tottenham last week.
To be honest, the team is on route to recovery and they have the players to help the team on a prolonged unbeaten run. However, the unwanted pressure on the manager could dent their chances.
Swansea did not have the start they wished for, but they had shown glimpses of their quality at time. But, matches can be won only with consistency over the entire 90 minutes. After 6 weeks, the Swans managed 1 win and 2 draws while losing the other three.
Interestingly, Swansea’s all three defeats came at home, while remaining unbeaten in road games. The key factor that helped them achieve this is their strong defense. They had shut out Tottenham and Southampton in the goal-less draws during the period. Their long win came away at Crystal Palace, seems like the team everyone is able to beat these days.
West Ham vs Swansea: Head-to-head
The Hammers had the better of Swansea in head-to-head Premier League meetings. The 10 games between them so far saw 5 West Ham wins as against Swansea’s 2 wins, with 3 games ending in stalemates.
Last season, West Ham won both Premier League fixtures, 1-0 at home and 4-1 at the Liberty Stadium.
As the home form, West Ham won 4 and lost once to Swansea.
West Ham vs Swansea: Prediction
There is no doubt that West Ham have improved since their three consecutive defeats at the start of the season. Swansea might have a good away record so far, but the likes of Chicharito and Arnautovic are good enough to breach the visitors back-line.
Correct Score Prediction: 2-0 West Ham for 9.00 odds.
West Ham vs Swansea: Bet Tips
FT – West Ham to win for 1.85 @ 888sport
To score anytime: Javier Hernandez at 2.30 odds.