Kick-off: 1500, 09/11/2019
Stadium: Turf Moor
Burnley and West Ham have been out of sorts of late and both teams may be content to steady the ship by sharing the spoils at Turf Moor on Saturday.
The Clarets are coming off three straight Premier League defeats, with nine goals conceded in those games, while the Hammers are winless in their last six outings.
Everything points towards this being a scrappy affair and 5/2 it ends in stalemate makes sense for our first Burnley vs West Ham prediction.
A Look At Burnley’s Betting Odds
Burnley went into the last international break in good spirits after picking up eight points from four games, but they have drawn a blank since returning to action.
There was no disgrace in going down 2-1 at Leicester and the Clarets kept on plugging away when beaten 4-2 by Chelsea at this venue.
However, Sean Dyche described his side’s first-half performance in a 3-0 loss at Sheffield United as “unacceptable” and will now weigh up whether to make changes.
“Every shirt is now up for grabs after a first half like that,” said Dyche. “Performances like that effect real change and it has given me food for thought for the next game.
“The third goal summed it up. A poor ball out, poor ball off, poor decision – and they go through the back and roll it in.
“It needs to be parked, but it won’t be parked easily, because there were a number of things.
“I mentioned to the players before the game how tight it was for decisions as to who plays. Well that throws it all back into the mix.”
Dyche will demand a response from the players he ends up picking and they do tend to fare well against teams other than the big six on home soil.
Looking at the Burnley vs West Ham odds, both sides have been so shaky at the back recently that we like 31/10 for a score draw.
Last Burnley line-up: Pope, Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Pieters, Cork, McNeil, Hendrick, Westwood, Barnes, Rodriguez.
Burnley striker Chris Wood is fit after a hamstring injury but Danny Drinkwater will not be involved yet. Johann Berg Gudmundsson (hamstring) is also out.
A Look At West Ham United’s Betting Odds
West Ham were also woefully slow to get going when losing 3-2 at home to Newcastle and could easily have been five or six behind before a late rally made the score look respectable.
Goalkeeper Roberto, standing in for the injured Lukasz Fabianski, was at fault with a couple of goals, but he did make two saves to deny flying winger Allan Saint-Maximin, while Jonjo Shelvey hit the crossbar.
Fabian Balbuena and Robert Snodgrass grabbed consolation strikes at the other end, but Manuel Pellegrini moaned: “I do not understand why we played so, so bad.”
Snodgrass added: “I think we need to have a reality check and realise that we need to start getting points on the board if we want to climb up the table.
“We need to be solid and resolute. In the first half, we could have been four or five down. It’s very disappointing.
“We can’t give teams three goals to start before we come into it. I just think we need to sit back, watch it and we need to be better. It’s as simple as that.”
The Hammers have picked up only two points in five top-flight fixtures since a 4-0 defeat at Oxford in the EFL Cup.
However, they haven’t been bad on the road overall this term, drawing at Brighton, Aston Villa and Bournemouth and winning at Watford.
Let’s finish off our Burnley vs West Ham betting tips by taking 6/1 for a 1-1 stalemate.
Last West Ham line-up: Roberto, Cresswell, Balbuena, Zabaleta, Diop, Anderson, Snodgrass, Noble, Rice, Yarmolenko, Haller.
West Ham midfielder Jack Wilshere will be assessed but the Hammers will remain without goalkeeper Fabianski. Michail Antonio will not be available until after the upcoming international break.
Sheff Utd 3-0 BURNLEY
WEST HAM 2-3 Newcastle – Fabian Balbuena, Robert Snodgrass
Head-to-head: Burnley 2-0 West Ham, West Ham 4-2 Burnley, West Ham 0-3 Burnley, Burnley 1-1 West Ham
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