Bournemouth vs West Ham United – 101 Great Goals prediction: Bournemouth 1-2 West Ham
Bournemouth and West Ham are separated by just one point and one place in the Premier League table.
Both sides come into this one in poor form. Bournemouth’s mounting injury problems could prove to be the difference.
Bournemouth vs West Ham football betting tips
Bournemouth are rated at 13/10 to win this match. The draw is 9/4.
Draw at half-time, Bournemouth to win at full time, is 5/1.
Marko Arnautovic, who is in great form, is 12/5 to score anytime.
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Bournemouth vs West Ham: Premier League preview
Bournemouth host West Ham at the Vitality Stadium on Boxing Day.
West Ham lost for the second match running on Saturday. The Hammers were beaten 2-3 at home in an epic match again Newcastle.
Marko Arnautovic opened the scoring for West Ham before Newcastle scored three of their own.
Andre Ayew, who missed a penalty earlier in the match, scored in the second half but it wasn’t enough for David Moyes’ side.
Bournemouth suffered a fourth straight defeat on Saturday, losing 4-0 to league leaders Manchester City.
Despite having the joint-worst defence on the road this season, David Moyes’ side will fancy their chances against a depleted Cherries side.
Bournemouth vs West Ham: The definition of a relegation six-pointer
The outcome of this match could be crucial come the end of this season as both sides look to be in the relegation battle.
Bournemouth begin Boxing Day in the drop zone on 16 points.
West Ham are just one place and one point above their opponents, making this encounter an undoubted relegation six-pointer.
Bournemouth team news vs West Ham
Former West Ham duo Junior Stanislas and Jermaine Defoe are both set to miss out against their old side.
Defore is set to miss up to 10 weeks after fracturing his ankle in a recent defeat at Chelsea. Stanislas, meanwhile, limped off at the weekend with a hamstring problem.
Joshua King, Charlie Daniels and Harry Arter are all doubts for Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe.
Ben Smith and Tyrone Mings remain sidelined.
West Ham team news vs Bournemouth
Mark Noble is a doubt after suffering from a tight hamstring that ruled him out on Saturday.
Manuel Lanzini will return to the West Ham first team having served a two-match ban handed to him retrospectively for simulation.
Jose Fonte and Sam Byram are targeting January returns. Edimilson Fernandes is a long-term absentee with an ankle injury.
Bournemouth predicted line-up vs West Ham
West Ham predicted line-up vs Bournemouth
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