West Ham vs Stoke City 12 Dec 2015: EPL Preview and Predictions
12 December 2015/1000ET
The West Ham home crowd will be given a treat this weekend as the Hammers takes on Stoke City in a match which is set to be an absolute cracker. Both teams are playing some good football and will want to get 3 points and increase their standings on the English Premier League table.
West Ham had an amazing start to the season and although they slowed down a little in the last few weeks, they look like a really good side. This team has been lead by French superstar signing Dimitri Payet and he has given the West Ham fans hope for the future of the club. This being said, West Ham are cursed with injury. Winston Reid and Victor Moses are the latest members on the injury list and this will be concerning for West Ham since they are both important parts of the side. This being said they are still a good side and will be tough to beat at home.
Stoke City go into this match in red hot form. This team has been on a winning streak and the past 4 weeks have seen them beat both Chelsea and Manchester City. These wins along with a few other wins will give them confidence and they will take that into this match. This side has some incredible talent and certain names such as Shaqiri and Afellay show how much talent is in this squad. This team has the potential to beat any team on their day and I think that they will be a handful going into this match. This team currently sits in 11th spot on the table but if they keep playing the way they are then I expect them to climb up the table fast.
All in all I think that this is going to be a great clash. Stoke are a great team and they have been in amazing form. On the other side of the coin they are playing a very determined West Ham side and at home they are always hard to beat. I think neither side are outright favorites in this much and although West Ham are at home, I think that Stoke will have enough to leave London with a point at least. As a result I think taking Stoke City with a draw no bet is the safest bet and it also has value to it.