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Swansea vs West Ham 26 Dec 2016: EPL Preview and Predictions

Game
West Ham (13th) Swansea (19th)
Date & Time Monday December 26, 2016, 10:00 AM (EST)
The Line
Swansea (171/100) Draw (12/5) West Ham (24/13)
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Soccer | West Ham (13th) Swansea (19th)

Swansea manager Bob Bradley has had his head on the chopping blocks for some time now and if he can’t manage to get a win over West Ham on Boxing Day, he might be getting an unwanted holiday for the new years. The Swans will be at home on the day after Christmas and they will look to get some points on the board and push for their spot of safety.

West Ham has had a terrible start to the season and they are not where the club want to be. This team is filled with talent but the likes of Payet and Carroll have been injured for so much of the season the team is starting to struggle. That being said, there is some fitness back in the Hammers and they will want to get a win on the board away from home here.

Swansea will also know that these games at home are where they have to get their points if they want to stay up at the end of the season. This side has got a great home fan base and playing in Wales has always been a disadvantage for other sides in the past but this team is simply too poor.

I think West Ham will win this game since Swansea just are not good enough this season. We are getting a good enough price to make this bet and I think this is by far the best bet of the game. If you are looking at betting on the number of goals being scored, then I think this will be a high scoring game looking at the defenses of the two sides. This is also a good bet but if you are only making one wager, betting on the outcome is the much better option. 

Pick:
West Ham

Based in multiple cities around the world, Avijoy is a sports writer and handicapper with over 10 years experience. Avijoy has been at Sports Chat Place since 2015 and has been covering tennis, cricket and soccer. With a degree in statistics, Avijoy provides detailed mathematical edges which allow him to be successful in predicting winners on a consistent basis.   

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