West Ham v Stoke – Premier League Betting Guide: 16th April 2018

Monday 16th April 2018

West Ham United v Stoke City 20:00

 

We end this weekend’s fixtures on Monday night with another crucial relegation Premier League game that Stoke – a bit more than – West Ham – will go in search of much-needed points.

At the start of this weekend’s fixtures Stoke are as short at 1.20 to be relegated, while West Ham are as big as 21.00 to face the drop.

So, with games running out then points are like gold-dust for these sides at the foot of the table. The match betting suggests a West Ham win as the Hammers are 2.00, with the Draw 3.30 and Stoke on offer at 3.80.

The sides met at the Britannia Stadium earlier this season and with that game ending Stoke 0-3 West Ham then the Londoners will head into the game with the upper-hand.

Last season’s repeat of this fixture resulted in a 1-1 draw – and that can be backed again here at 6.50.

Despite  Stoke losing this season to West Ham, it’s worth pointing out they’ve actually got a decent record over the Hammers – they’ve lost only one of their last 9 – and are also unbeaten in the last 5 repeat fixtures.

It’s also worth noting that a massive 5 of the last 7 (71%) head-to-heads ended all-square, while all of the last three repeat fixtures ended in draws too!

West Ham’s Arnautovic is their top league scorer this season with 9 goals, while Stoke’s Shaqiri leads the way for the Potters. Arnautovic can be backed at 5.00 (1st) or 2.37 anytime – Shaqiri is 9.50 (1st) or 4.00 anytime.

However, the call here is for a tight game. This is backed-up with ALL of the last 5 repeat fixtures going UNDER 2.5 GOALS, while 4 of the last 6 head-to-heads also saw less than 3 goals.

The 1.72 on offer on 2 or less goals scored (UNDER 2.5), therefore, looks ok value and is how we are going to play this very important relegation game.

 

BEST BET: UNDER 2.5 GOALS @1.72

 

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Monday 16th April 2018

West Ham United v Stoke City 20:00

  • Already played this season, Stoke 0-3 West Ham
  • Last season’s repeat fixture ended, West Ham 1-1 Stoke
  • 5 of the last 7 head-to-heads ended in DRAWS
  • Stoke have lost just 1 of their last 9 vs West Ham
  • The last 3 repeat fixtures ended in DRAWS
  • Stoke are unbeaten in the last 5 repeat fixtures
  • The last 5 repeat fixtures ALL went UNDER 2.5 GOALS
  • 4 of the last 6 head-to-heads went UNDER 2.5 GOALS
  • Stoke’s top league scorer this season is Shaqiri (7)
  • West Ham’s top league scorer this season is Arnautovic (9)