West Ham United v Bournemouth 08/22/2015 Premier League Preview, Odds & Prediction
Bournemouth vs West Ham United
Saturday 22nd August 2015 10:00(ET)
The Line: West Ham 6/4 Draw 5/2 Bournemouth 2/1 See the Latest Odds
TV: NBC Sports Live; Premier League Live
West Ham look to bounce back from a home loss to leicester when they face a Bournemouth team who have lost their first two, West Ham's new manager Slaven Bilic has to have been happy with his teams start to the season give the fixtures he would have been happy with three points after two games, the fact the three points came against Arsenal and not against Leicester as would have been the thought doesnt really matter. West Ham have some quality players and Upton Park will be rocking tomorrow as West Ham look to get a second win and move themselves up the table. Main man for West Ham will be Diafro Sakho who is a quality striker that has been linked with moves to a number of top clubs across Europe this summer, for the moment though he is still a hammer and West Ham fans are delighted by that.
Bournemouth have lost both of their games by a solitary goal, Eddie Howe's side are struggling to score and have yet to find the net in two games. Bournemouth though do have quality players and the signing of Gradel to go alongside Callum Wilson makes sense for the newly promoted team. The thing for bournemouth now is that they must get some sort of point from a game to settle themselves down and get their Premier League campaign underway. The longer Bournemouth go without winning or at least getting a point the tougher this league gets and the last thing a newly promoted team needs is a losing streak.
Both these teams are well balanced, I think Bournemouth have been very unlucky thus far and should have taken something from both of their games. While West Ham were excellent against Arsenal they struggled at times against Leicester although were probably a little unlucky to lose the game. I think this is too really similar teams and I am going to take the draw in what should be a nervy affair.