Bournemouth vs West Ham betting tips: Premier League match preview & predictions

Bournemouth vs West Ham prediction: Bournemouth 2-2 West Ham

Bournemouth have a decent record against West Ham, but the two sides look pretty evenly matched this season.

Both teams head into the match on the back of disappointing Carabao Cup exits, although Manuel Pellegrini will be hoping Wednesday’s defeat was nothing more than a minor blip.

The hosts are targeting a third successive victory, while the Hammers are in search of a fourth win in five matches.

The winners of the match will move into the top four, at least temporarily, with Arsenal only in action on Monday.

Bournemouth vs West Ham: Who will win?

Bournemouth are narrow 29/20 favourites while West Ham are 7/4 to win the match. The draw is priced at 13/5. The two sides have only drawn once in the Premier League.

There have been 17 goals scored between the two sides in the last four matches at the Vitality Stadium. Bet on over 2.5 goals at 4/7.

Sebastian Haller has made a solid start to his West Ham career, scoring three goals in five matches. Haller is 11/2 to open the scoring and 6/4 to score anytime.

Bournemouth vs West Ham Premier League match preview

Bournemouth host West Ham United at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday in matchweek 7 of the Premier League.

Bournemouth were knocked out of the Carabao Cup on Wednesday night following a 2-0 defeat to Burton Albion. The stop-start match had several delays due to floodlight troubles at the Pirelli Stadium.

Callum Wilson, Josh King, Philip Billing, Nathan Ake and Sergio Rico were among those rested by Eddie Howe.

Bournemouth moved up to 6th in the Premier League after two consecutive 3-1 wins. Last weekend Bournemouth took three points from South-coast rivals Southampton.

Nathan Ake, Harry Wilson and Callum Wilson netted for the visitors.  Curiously, each of Bournemouth’s last four league games have ended with a 3-1 scoreline.

West Ham were also knocked out of the Carabao Cup on Wednesday after suffering a humiliating 4-0 defeat at League One side Oxford United. The defeat put an end to West Ham’s four-match clean sheet streak.

Back in the League, West Ham are flying high in fifth – one place and one point above Bournemouth. The Hammers recorded a superb 2-0 win against Manchester United at the London Stadium last Sunday. Andriy Yarmolenko and Aaron Cresswell netted for Pellegrini’s side.

West Ham are yet to lose away from home in the league this season.

Saturday’s match will be the ninth time these two sides meet in the Premier League. Bournemouth have won four, drawn two and lost two of their previous eight Premier League games against the Hammers.

The Cherries did the double over West Ham last season, winning the corresponding fixture 2-0 thanks to goals from Callum Wilson and Josh King.

Bournemouth team news vs West Ham

Teenager Gavin Kilkenny was among the starters as Eddie Howe made ten changes for Wednesday night’s match. Dominic Solanke was the only player to keep his place in the starting eleven from the win over Southampton.

Solanke should continue up front with Callum Wilson, which would force Josh King to start out on the left-wing. Solanke hasn’t scored in 16 Premier League appearances for Bournemouth.

Lloyd Kelly recovered from an ankle injury to make his full debut in midweek while club captain Simon Francis made his long-awaited return from an ACL injury. The defensive pair could both be included in Saturday’s matchday squad. Jack Stacey is expected to start at right-back after being given the night off against Burton.

Lewis Cook faces strong competition from Jefferson Lerma to keep his starting role in central midfield.

Summer signing Arnaut Danjuma Groeneveld has recovered from a foot injury but will be eased back into action.

Adam Smith will miss out with a hamstring injury. David Brooks, Charlie Daniels, Dan Gosling and former Hammer Junior Stanislas are all long-term absentees.

West Ham team news vs Bournemouth

Like the Cherries, West Ham rung the changes for their midweek clash. Pablo Fornals and Issa Diop were the only survivors from the win over Manchester United.

Arthur Masuaku is available again following suspension, but Aaron Cresswell should start at left-back.

Manuel Lanzini has a foot injury and remains a doubt for Saturday’s game. Fornals could continue in Lanzini’s absence.

Sam Byram could start at right-back if Ryan Fredericks fails to recover from a muscle injury.

Former Bournemouth loanee Jack Wilshere is unlikely to get any playing time. Wilshere was one of many who failed to make the most of their opportunity on Wednesday.

Winston Reid has recovered from a knee injury but lacks match fitness. Michail Antonio is a long-term absentee.

Bournemouth predicted line-up vs West Ham

Predicted Bournemouth XI vs West Ham

Predicted Bournemouth XI vs West Ham

West Ham predicted line-up vs Bournemouth

Predicted West Ham XI vs Bournemouth

Predicted West Ham XI vs Bournemouth

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All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

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