West Ham United vs Wolverhampton Wanderers
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West Ham United vs Wolverhampton Wanderers| Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds
Having appointed Manuel Pellegrini in the summer, the man who led Manchester City to the title just a few years ago, West Ham will be hoping for bigger and better things this season. The Hammers finished in 13th place last season and while they were clear of the relegation zone, the results were not good enough and they ended the season with a -20 goal difference. Wolverhampton Wanderers swept all before them in the Championship last season, winning the league with ease to earn promotion to the Premier League. Wolves are the one team of the three promoted last season who appear to have the quality not only to stay up but to compete in the Premier League this season.
West Ham were not afraid to open the cheque book this summer and they have invested in the team. The most exciting signing was the addition of Brazilian winger Felipe Anderson and the Hammers fans will be hoping to see the pacey Brazilian at this best this season. If a top half of the table finish is on the cards, West Ham need to win this game. Wolves will travel to London as the underdogs for this game but they will not mind. They may have only 2 points on the board this season but they have shown enough in their three games, especially the one against Manchester City, to suggest they can take something from this game. Wolves will be delighted to register their first league win of the season.
West Ham United
West Ham could not have made a worse start to the 2018/19 Premier League season. In their defence, they have faced two tough away fixtures at Liverpool and Arsenal. They lost the former 4-0 before going down 3-1 at the Emirates Stadium. The most disappointing result came in their only home match to date against Bournemouth and West Ham lost the game 2-1.
Wolves have received many plaudits for the way they have played this season, especially after holding the champions to a 1-1 draw at home last weekend. However, the fact remains they are still to win a Premier League game this season and the longer that remains the more the pressure will build. Wolves other results include a 2-2 home draw with Everton and a 2-0 loss at Leicester City.
West Ham United vs Wolverhampton Wanderers | Head-to-Head
This will be the 62nd meeting between West Ham and Wolves. The Hammers have tasted the most success in this rivalry, winning 29 times in comparison to Wolves 19 wins. There have been 14 draws and West Ham have won each of the last two matches.
Odds and Predictions
The bookmakers seem undecided between West Ham and Wolves going into this game. Having suffered three straight defeats in the league, West Ham are in poor form but they have the home advantage against a newly promoted team and that makes them the slight favourites in the eyes of the bookmakers at 2.50. Wolves are not far behind at 2.80 and the draw is on offer at 3.30. While results have not gone the way of either team this season, both have been entertaining to watch and we should see goals in this game. You can get 2.05 for over 2.5 goals and both teams to score. Marco Arnautovic is the man in form going into this match. The Austrian forward has scored 2 goals in the league this season and will be keen to add to his total before the international break. Arnautovic is 5.50 to open the scoring.
West Ham United vs Wolverhampton Wanderers | Top Betting Tip: Draw (2-2)
Wolves already have 2 points to their name this season, while West Ham are yet to get off the mark. The pressure is on the home team to win the match and this could leave gaps at the back for Wolves to exploit in what could be a thrilling draw.