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Bournemouth vs West Ham United betting tips: Premier League preview, predictions, team news and odds

Bournemouth vs West Ham United odds and betting statistics



Bournemouth vs West Ham United match preview

Can either side haul themselves away from the relegation zone?

Last weekend, Bournemouth enjoyed one of the most memorable victories of their time in the Premier League.

The Cherries led 2-1 at Tottenham, only to be pegged back in stoppage time, but then, in the 96th minute, Dango Ouattara cut inside and snatched all the points, sparking wild celebrations.

That made it back-to-back wins for Gary O’Neil’s team, who’ve actually won four of their last six.

This surge has seen Bournemouth climb up to 14th, enjoying a six point cushion above the relegation zone.

West Ham United are one place and two points below their hosts, seeking to leapfrog them with a win in Dorset.

David Moyes’ men have now accumulated seven points from their last four outings, which is edging them towards safety.

Then, on Thursday night, the Irons reached the Europa Conference League semi-finals, coming from behind to smash Gent 4-1 at the London Stadium.

Michail Antonio scored twice, Lucas Paquetá converted a penalty and Declan Rice scored a majestic solo goal.

So, next month, West Ham will take on AZ Alkmaar, seeking to reach a first European final for 47 years.

The Hammers have won their last two meetings with Bournemouth, but are without a victory in four visits to Dean Court.

Who will massively increase their chances of staying up by claiming victory?

Bournemouth team news

Gary O’Neil switched to a back three last weekend, so it’ll be interesting to see if he sticks with that.

Centre-back Marcos Senesi came off the bench in North London and, after injury, is set to return to the XI.

Matías Viña scored his first goal for the club a week ago, so could get the nod over Lloyd Kelly again.

In attack, Dango Ouattara’s winner could also earn him a start.

Adam Smith would miss Bournemouth’s next two games, Southampton (A) and Leeds (H), if booked.

Predicted XI (4-5-1): Neto; Smith, Senesi, Mepham, Viña; Rothwell, Lerma, Billing, Christie, Ouattara; Solanke.

West Ham United team news

David Moyes has been rotating his team, balancing league and European commitments, and will continue to do so here.

Łukasz Fabiański will return in goal, in place of Alphonse Areola.

Michail Antonio has scored three times in two games this week, so could continue to lead the line, chosen over Danny Ings.

Aaron Cresswell could be rotated in for Emerson at left-back, with Thilo Kehrer returning on the right; Angelo Ogbonna is out injured.

Predicted XI (4-3-3): Fabiański; Kehrer, Zouma, Aguerd, Cresswell; Rice, Souček, Paquetá; Bowen, Benrahma, Antonio.

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Ben Gray

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