West Ham v West Brom tips – toothless Hammers look there for the taking

Toothless Hammers look there for the taking

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Betting Tip: West Bromwich @ 3/1 with bet365

Slaven Bilic has admitted that Dimitri Payet is irreplaceable and the attacking midfielder’s absence from the team renders them fairly ordinary.

The last three matches have seen West Ham collect just one point and the London side have been particularly shaky at home this term, winning two of their six matches and one of those was against a Chelsea team reduced to ten men for half the game.

West Brom will be encouraged by the timing of this fixture, with the Baggies coming into this game off the back of beating Arsenal 2-1 and Tony Pulis’ team have avoided defeat in four of their six away games this term.

Indeed, the Baggies have a blueprint when it comes to winning away games by a 1-0 scoreline, with just four goals conceded on the road all term and a settled back four marshalled by Jonny Evans.

You know what you get with Pulis teams. Well-drilled and defensively organised, with Darren Fletcher and Claudio Yacob toiling away in the middle of the park, while Salomon Rondon is likely to continue in attack after causing problems for the Arsenal defence.

Ultimately, there is not a lot between these two teams, with West Ham having lost that magic touch which has seen them beat Chelsea, Manchester City, Liverpool and Arsenal this term.

They struggle more when expected to attack, especially in front of their own supporters and Pulis will be looking to strike the hammer blow before shutting up shop.

However, West Brom demonstrated when coming from behind against the Gunners that they have character and there are also attacking options in the form of Saido Berahino.

Betting Tip: West Bromwich @ 3/1 with bet365

All odds were correct at time of posting.

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