Bournemouth vs West Ham United 01/12/2016 Premier League Preview, Odds & Prediction
West Ham United vs Bournemouth
Tuesday 12th January 2016 14:45(ET)
The Line: Bournemouth 11/10 Draw 12/5 West Ham United 5/2 See the Latest Odds
TV: Premier League Extra, Westwood TV, Direct Tv
The Vitality Stadium will be the venue on Tuesday as West Ham United travel to Bournemouth. West Ham are unbeaten in their last eight games in all competitions and weclomed back Payet, Carroll over the last couple of weeks. As a whole West Ham have done a terrific job of staying in games this year and Slaven BIlic's first forray into English football has to be classified as a success so far. West Ham are incredibly difficult to beat with a strong defence led by James Collns and a solid midfield with Noble, Zarate and the quality of Payet to come back in as a starter soon. Antonio and Carrol have both scored or assisted in the last three hammers games and at the moment West Ham are one of the inform teams in the league.
Bournemouth beat a tough Birmingham City side at the weekend but have again started to struggle for goals with just two goals in their last four games, failing to score in three of those games. Bournemouth's loss of Calum Wilson early in the season was a body blow and the signing of Glenn Murray hasnt transpired to the goals that btoh player and club were hoping for. Bournemouth have splashed out in the transfer market already though bringing in Ben Afobe from Wolves and Juan Itube from Roma (on loan), it's a positive move from Eddie Howe and the club in general. I think it will take Iturbe a little bit of time to adjust to the pace of the Premier League but he is a quality midfielder/attacker and should provide a spark up front.
Interesting game here, I think West Ham are well set up to play against Bournemouth and I think I would have the hammers as slight favourites in this game. Given the current odds on the game I think West Ham as an underdog represent great value, give this I am going to take West Ham +1 on the handicap. The two additions for Bourenmouth will make a difference but I think this game comes a little early for both players, I do think the positive moves by Bournemouth will keep them up though.