Burnley (16 PTS) vs. West Ham United (26 PTS)
Premier League Soccer: Saturday, January 16th at 10:00 AM
The Line: West Ham -129 / Burnley +390 -- Over/Under: 2.5 Goals Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
West Ham United and Burnley face off on Saturday in a key English Premier League showdown at London Stadium.
West Ham United currently sits in 10th place in the Premier League standings having picked up 26 points. West Ham United isn’t getting enough attention for what they have done this season but they have played well. In the last game against Everton, West Ham United only scored one goal, but the defense locked down not giving up a goal. West Ham only allowed Everton to put two shots on goal. West Ham United’s offense has been fine, but they don’t get enough attention for what their defense has done. West Ham has put 24 goals in the back of the net, while only allowing 21 goals total. Tomas Soucek has been the best player for West Ham putting five goals in the back of the net. Aaron Cresswell has had four assists so far this season.
On the other side of this matchup is Burnley who currently sits in 16th place in the standings with 16 points. Burnley isn’t a great offensive team but their defense has been strong for most of the season. In the last game against Manchester United, the defense only gave up one goal. The offense in that game though, didn’t put any shots on goal and in this game the defense needs to step up. Two games ago against Sheffield United, Burnley put one goal in the back of the net and that was enough with their defense locking down. Burnley on the season has only put nine goals in the back of the net, but the defense has been decent giving up 21 goals total. Chris WOod has been the best player for Burnley putting three goals in the back of the net.
I think West Ham United is the better team but I think Burley finds defensive success in this game to keep it close. It won’t be enough to win the game but it will allow the under to cash. The exact score of West Ham United 1-0 is also a good play.