West Ham Vs Burnley Betting Tip: Over 2.5 Goals – 7 July 2020

Another surprisingly pleasant spectacle at London Stadium

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England West Ham United Vs Burnley England

Wednesday 8 July 2020 – 18:00 Kick-Off
English Premier League
Pick: Over 2.5 Goals
Odds: 11/10
Bookmaker: Bet365
(All betting odds correct at time of writing: 5 July 2020)

Preview: These teams put on a show at the London Stadium last season as the pair traded blows in a six-goal thriller that was ultimately settled in favour of the home side. What will Wednesday’s match-up have in-store for us when West Ham entertain Burnley in the East of London.

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West Ham Preview – Hammers finally on the up?

It might not seem like much to the rest of the league but West Ham (16th – W8 D7 L18), after collecting four points from their previous two games, are enjoying their most productive run in the Premier League since September. The Hammers stepping up their efforts to avoid the drop by following up a recent shock victory at home to Champions League-chasing Chelsea with a point at St James’ Park on Sunday against Newcastle.

There was a genuine sense of doom and gloom once David Moyes’ side opened their accounts post-restart with back-to-back defeats, succumbing to successive 2-0 scorelines at home to Wolves and away to Tottenham. Now they host an eminently winnable fixture at the London Stadium in confident mood and in the knowledge a win would see them open up a seven point gap on the bottom three.

West Ham haven’t managed back-to-back wins at home, though, since September, when recording 2-0 scorelines over Norwich and Man Utd. Thirteen subsequent home fixtures have seen them incur more than twice the number of losses as they did wins (W3 D3 L7), while a Bournemouth side in absolute free-fall were the only visiting side during this period to have fired a blank. Suggesting more drama could be in-store.

 

Burnley Draw No Bet
13/8

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Burnley Preview – Dyche reluctantly contemplating a return to Europe?

Sunday’s 1-1 draw at home to Sheffield United meant Burnley (9th – W13 D7 L13) continued their exceptional form since the turn of the year, which has now seen the surprise European contenders lose only one of their previous eleven Premier League encounters. A 5-0 aberration away to Man City, in what was their first match back following ‘Project Restart’, this team’s only defeat in the league since the second week of January (W5 D4 L1).

The Clarets are now three points behind Arsenal in seventh, a position which could yet award Europa League football next season. That would be an outstanding achievement for a club on a shoestring budget irrespective of whether Sean Dyche desires another crack at continental competition, having seen his team labour to Premier League safety as a result of their European exertions a couple seasons ago.

On their travels, Burnley have only tasted defeat once – that heavy loss in Manchester to Man City – in their latest five away contests. A run comprising of victories at Crystal Palace, Southampton and even Man Utd. A trip to relegation-threatened West Ham should be a walk in the London park by comparison, though three defeats across four prior league visits, losing 4-2 there last season, would perhaps indicate otherwise.

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West Ham Vs Burnley Betting Advice

A rejuvenated West Ham, boasting four points from the last six available, host a Burnley side currently on the cusp of the Europa League qualifying positions. So this is certainly no dead rubber at the London Stadium, where last season the home side edged a six goal spectacle to win 4-2. Considering The Hammers’ home games are averaging 3.5 goals per game this season, we couldn’t put anyone off backing a repeat.

 

West Ham Vs Burnley – Key Facts

  • Four points from their last two Premier League games is as many points as West Ham registered across their previous nine fixtures (W1 D1 L7).
  • Burnley have lost just once on the road in the Premier League in their last five such matches (W3 D1 L1).
  • West Ham have fared the better of the sides in recent meetings held in London, winning four of the previous five which includes last season’s 4-2 victory.

 

Both teams have scored in three of the last four games West Ham have hosted, and in 62% of their contests at London Stadium overall this season. This isn’t reciprocated by Burnley, though, whose previous ten away fixtures featured both teams among the goals only once. However, The Clarets have scored in three of their last five away encounters, so are more than capable of contributing to another entertaining renewal of a fixture that surprised us all last season.

Best Betting Odds – West Ham Vs Burnley

West Ham – 21/20 (Betway)
Draw – 5/2 (Betfair)
Burnley – 14/5 (Unibet)