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

West Ham vs Bournemouth prediction: West Ham 1-1 Bournemouth

West Ham have lost their last four matches at home but new manager David Moyes will be hoping to turn things around at the London Stadium.

Bournemouth have a great recent record in this fixture, winning three and drawing three of their last six matches against the Hammers.

Both sides are hovering dangerously above the relegation zone and are separated by just one point in the table.

West Ham vs Bournemouth: Who will win?

West Ham are 10/11 favourites to win the match while a Bournemouth win is priced at 14/5. The draw can be backed at 14/5.

Each of Bournemouth’s last four matches have featured fewer than three goals. Bet on under 2.5 goals scored at 6/5.

Callum Wilson has scored in four of his last five Premier League appearances against West Ham. Wilson is 6/1 to open the scoring and 7/4 to score anytime.

West Ham vs Bournemouth Premier League match preview

West Ham host Bournemouth at the London Stadium on New Year’s Day.

This will be David Moyes’ first back in charge of West Ham following Sunday’s sacking of Manuel Pellegrini. Moyes himself was sacked by West Ham only two seasons ago.

West Ham were beaten 2-1 at home by high-flying Leicester on Saturday. Lukasz Fabianski saved a penalty – which he had given away – to deny from Demarai Gray from opening the scoring.

Kelechi Iheanacho eventually gave Leicester the lead, but five minutes later, and on the stroke of half-time, Pablo Fornals equalised for West Ham. Demarai Gray made up for his earlier miss by scoring the winner in the second half.

With four defeats from their last five, West Ham begin 2020 in 17th place, one point above the relegation zone. They do, however, have a game in hand over the teams around them due to Liverpool’s recent involvement in the Club World Cup.

Bournemouth were made to pay for Eddie Howe’s heavy rotation on Saturday as they lost 2-0 at Brighton. The Cherries have won just one of their last nine matches and begin the match one point above West Ham.

West Ham have the worst home record in the league, picking up just seven points from nine matches at the London Stadium. Bournemouth’s away record ranks 13th, with three wins and a draw from their 10 matches on the road.

Wednesday’s match will be the tenth Premier League meeting between these two sides. Bournemouth have won the fixture on four occasions while West Ham have done so twice.

The sides played out a 2-2 draw at the Vitality Stadium in Matchweek 7 in September. Josh King and Callum Wilson were on target for Bournemouth. Andriy Yarmolenko and Aaron Cresswell scored for the Hammers.

West Ham team news vs Bournemouth

Lukasz Fabianski made his first start in three months on Saturday and will keep his place in goal.

Mark Noble was rested against Leicester and should start on Wednesday. Michail Antonio and Robert Snodgrass will be pushing for starts after their substitute appearances against Leicester.

Aaron Cresswell could replace Arthur Masuaku at left-back after serving a one-match suspension on Saturday.

Andriy Yarmolenko has a hamstring strain, while former Bournemouth midfielder Jack Wilshere will miss out with a groin problem.

Backup goalkeeper David Martin has a hamstring injury.

Bournemouth team news vs West Ham

Injuries are starting to take their toll on the Bournemouth squad. The Cherries could be missing as many at 10 players on New Year’s Day.

Nathan Ake, Adam Smith, Arnaut Groeneveld, Charlie Daniels, Lloyd Kelly and David Brooks are all sidelined through injury. Josh King, Jack Stacey and Jefferson Lerma all have hamstring problems and are major doubts for Wednesday. Simon Francis missed out at Brighton with a knee injury and faces a late fitness test.

Eddie Howe made five changes on Saturday. Ryan Fraser, Callum Wilson, Jack Simpson and Lewis Cook are all expected to return to the starting lineup. Harry Wilson could keep his place in the side but former West Ham player Junior Stanislas is expected to drop to the bench. Stanislas made his first start in over eight months on Saturday.

Philip Billing is likely to be dropped after a poor showing at the Amex. Andrew Surman was an unused substitute against Brighton and could benefit from further rotation.

West Ham predicted line-up vs Bournemouth

Predicted West Ham XI vs Bournemouth

Predicted West Ham XI vs Bournemouth

Bournemouth predicted line-up vs West Ham

Predicted Bournemouth XI vs West Ham

Predicted Bournemouth XI vs West Ham

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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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