West Ham United v Sunderland 03/21/2015 Premier League Preview, Odds and Prediction
Sunderland vs West Ham United
Saturday 21st March 2015 17:30(GMT)
The Line: West Ham 17/20 Draw 13/5 Sunderland 15/4 See the Latest Odds
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The late game on Saturday will see Sunderland travel south to London to take on West Ham. After last week's 4-0 home loss to Aston Villa , Sunderlands's manager Gus Poyet was sacked. Dick Advocaat has been appointed manager till the end of the season but Sunderland sit just a point above the relegation zone and at this moment in time look likely to go down. Sunderland have really struggled at times this year and have lost three of their last five. Jermain Defoe , the former West Ham player will be back at Upton Park but playing with Sunderland. Defoe, Wickham and Fletcher must score the goals to save th Black Cats, the question is can they score enough to get them away from relegation?
West Ham themselves are struggling at the moment and have lost four of their last five. West Ham though have been excellent at home lost only three of their last fiften in Upton Park. With Valencia struggling with an injury more pressure will be heaped on Sakho up top as he is West Ham's main goalscoring threat now. Noble, Song, Nolan will try to chip in from midfiled behind Downing and the aformentioned Sakho but West Ham have been heavily reliant on sakho and Valencia this year especially with Andy Carroll's injury problems.
I'm really liking West Ham here. I think Sam Allardyce knows his own job is under pressure and this is a winnable game that the hammers simply must win, likewise Sunderland are under pressure but the value here dictates taking West Ham at 17/20.