West Ham welcomes Swansea in a match which could be considered as a crucial one for both teams in their battle to remain in the Premier League. The fight for the last places in the standing is really fierce as ten teams have chances to finish in the relegation zone. Currently, West Ham holds the 18th place, while Swansea is on the 11th place with five points more. A potential home win in this match would bring the host closer to the salvation. However, an possible away win will make an eight points gap between these two, something which would be fatal for West Ham.
It should be noted that with Andy Carroll’s return West Ham is much more able to play in the Sam Allardyce most beloved way – to play a tight, defensive game and dump the high balls forward. Exactly this is what we saw in the last match in which the Hammers ended to a goalless draw away to Chelsea. However, six losses in their last ten matches for sure made their effect over the confidence of the players and hardly anyone expects some kind of miracles from the home team on Saturday afternoon.
The players of Michael Laudrup also perform quite poorly this season. With only nine points from a possible 30 in their last ten matches it won’t be a huge surprise if at the end of the season Swansea be among the teams in the relegation zone. This year the biggest problem for the Welsh is the realization of goals. So far, the team has managed to score just eight goals in their away matches.
Last year Michu’s goals brought Swansea to the top positions, but in this season he just don’t score enough and this affects Swansea results. West Ham is also not among the most effective teams in the league and the miss of Andy Carroll just two feet away from the net of Peter Cech in the last match showed that it would be really difficult something to be changed from now on.
Thus, the importance of the match, the fact that both teams needs these three points plus the bad weather which is expected over the UK this weekend makes a bet on under 2.5 goals in the match more likely. The proposal of bet365 for this bet is 1.85, which is more than good. However, the highest odds available for such bet is with 12BET – 1.93.