AFC Bournemouth and West Ham United face off on Saturday in an English Premier League showdown at Vitality Stadium.
AFC Bournemouth vs West Ham United Odds
West Ham United is the slight favorite sitting at +165 while AFC Bournemouth is the underdog sitting at +170. The total sits at 2.5 goals with the over paying out at -115.
AFC Bournemouth Betting Preview
Andoni Iraola will be coaching his first real game here when AFC Bournemouth steps onto the field on Friday. Bournemouth has played four games heading into his season and they have gone 2-2 in those games. Two games ago against Atalanta they really struggled and they lost 3-1. In the last game against Lorient, AFC Bournemouth was able to secure the 2-0 victory. Marcus Tavernier, Antoine Semenyo, and Ryan Fredericks are all dealing with injuries and they aren’t going to be able to go in this game. Lloyd Kelly is also dealing with injuries and it doesn’t look like he’s going to be able to go in this game.
West Ham United Betting Preview
For a lot of last season, it looked like West Ham United might find themselves playing in the Championship this season, but they held onto a spot, and there is new sort of confidence around the team this season. Even though they have confidence, they haven’t played very well heading into this game. Over the last two games they have been outscored 7-1. In the last game against Leverkusen, West Ham’s United defense gave up four goals and that led to the defeat. Lucas Paqueta was expected to be a big part of West Ham’s team this year, but he has now agreed on a move to Manchester City, and he’s not with the team any longer.
Shane’s Free Pick
West Ham’s defense has been a major isssue coming into this game, and it’s going to be no different in this game. The last few games AFC Bournemouth hasn’t been exactly elite against West Ham United, but this game is going to be different here. AFC Bournemouth is going to find the offensive success here putting up at least two goals and that is going to be the difference here. Back AFC Bournemouth to secure the victory.