Wolves vs West Ham Prediction & Match Preview

Wolves vs West Ham
English Premier League.
Date: Tuesday, 29th January 2019.
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Molineux Stadium (Wolverhampton).

The reigning champs of the Championship came into the Premier League with a reputation. They have justified it till now with some great performances. They are 8th in the table with 9 wins and losses each. Coach Nuno Espirito Santo must be happy with his men as they have done what was expected of them. But the defence has conceded more goals than what they scored till now.

The Wanderers have 3 wins and 2 defeats in the 5 previous competitive fixtures. All 4 of those 5 games had more than 2.5 goals at the full time. They have already acquired the status of Giant-killers with wins over teams like Liverpool, Chelsea and Leicester. Most of these results came at their home, where they are on a 2 match win streak at present. Less than 2.5 goals were scored in 3 of their recent matches at home.

West Ham will be playing their second consecutive away match in the league this Tuesday. They lost the last game against Bournemouth without even troubling the score. They too are facing a problem in defence at present with more goals conceded than scored. That recent loss meant an end to their 3 matches unbeaten run in all competitions.

Including 3 successive wins, a 5 match unbeaten run was going on for them away from home. That was before they lost to Burnley. At present they are on a 2 match losing run in matches on the road.

With Wolves winning the reverse fixture, we can expect the hosts to improve their performance for a possible repeat.

Wolves vs West Ham: Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Both sides have 2 wins each in their last 5 meetings across all venues.
  • Less than 2.5 goals were scored in their last 4 mh2h matches on the trot.
  • West Ham won 2 of the 4 h2h matches against the Wolves at this venue.
  • They are unbeaten in the last 2 meetings against the hosts here.

Wolves vs West Ham: Prediction

The hosts have won 5 each in their 12 home games so far. But the opponents that they have beaten at home are at the top 5 spots in the table. There is no doubt about the talent in their squads like Ruben Neves and Moutinho. So we can bet on the hosts to win with 2.00 odds.

Manuel Pellegrini’s side has lost 2 of their previous away games on the trot. So they will be low on morale. Also losing the reverse fixture at home will give the Wolves a significant advantage as well. In 6 of their previous away games, the final score had less than 2.5 goals. A similar scoreline has resulted in 15 matches of the Wolves. So we can bet on a score with less than 2.5 goals with 1.90 odds.

Wolves vs West Ham: Betting Tips

  • Wolves to win @ 2.00 (1/1).
  • Under 2.5 goals @ 1.90 (9/10).