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


Match preview

After a frustrating defeat at Anfield on Wednesday night, can West Ham United start to climb the table?

In midweek, the Hammers were beaten 1-0 by Liverpool, but certainly had chances to leave with a point or even more.

Jarrod Bowen saw a first half penalty well saved before, right at the end, Tomáš Souček looked certain to score, but his close-range effort was blocked.

Amazingly, this maintains the record that David Moyes has never won away to Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United or Liverpool, with that his 69th attempt.

For the Irons, despite being unbeaten in three beforehand, they remain rooted in the bottom half.

However, having already wrapped up top spot in their Europa Conference League group, full focus can be on domestic matters until 9 March.

AFC Bournemouth meanwhile were enjoyed the league’s longest unbeaten streak (six) before that ended in midweek.

Gary O’Neil tasted defeat for the first time in interim charge on Wednesday, with his side beaten 1-0 by South Coast rivals Southampton at Dean Court.

Nevertheless, having recently seen off Nottingham Forest and Leicester, the Cherries sit 11th, two points and two places above their hosts.

Bournemouth’s first-ever top-flight victory came in East London, a 4-3 victory at Upton Park in August 2015.

The most-recent clash between the two came on New Years’ Day 2020, a 4-0 West Ham win.

Will we witness a repeat of either scoreline at the London Stadium?

West Ham United team news

Kurt Zouma came back into the XI at Anfield, having missed two games due to illness, a much-needed boost for a decimated defence.

Alongside, Angelo Ogbonna could return in place of Thilo Kehrer; Ben Johnson is set to continue at right-back, chosen over Vladimír Coufal.

Further forward, Lucas Paquetá should be back in two weeks after sustaining a shoulder injury against Southampton.

Without the Brazilian international, or Maxwel Cornet, Flynn Downes made his full-Premier League debut against Liverpool.

However, Saïd Benrahma could return, with Jarrod Bowen and Gianluca Scamacca also leading the attack.

Michail Antonio, who scored the first-ever Premier League goal at the London Stadium against Bournemouth in 2016, is set to remain on the bench.

Bournemouth team news

Gary O’Neil made 56 appearances for West Ham, helping them achieve promoted to the Premier League in 2012.

Right now, his main concern is left-backs; Adam Smith, who’s one booking away from a ban, will continue to deputise for Lloyd Kelly.

The Cherries named an unchanged starting line-up for their last two games and are likely to do the same again.

Philip Billing is the in-form man, having scored three goals in his last six appearances.

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Ben Gray

Arsenal fan – follow them over land and sea (and Leicester); sofa Celtic supporter; a bit of a football '"encyclopedia".

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