2022-23 Premier League Betting Preview – West Ham United

West Ham United 2022-23 betting odds & predictions

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West Ham United 2022-23 Premier League Preview
Can the Hammers break into top four?
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West Ham United’s Top-four Odds: 12/1 odds taken 1406 GMT, Friday 17 June

David Moyes has worked wonders with a limited budget at West Ham United in recent years, with the Hammers finishing sixth and seventh in the past two seasons. The London outfit had a memorable time in Europe last season, reaching the last four of the UEFA Europa League while still managing to compete with the big boys in the Premier League.

West Ham will want to be competitive again, but can they finally break into the top four? We take a look back at United’s outstanding 2021-22 campaign and look ahead to their chances this season. We check out the potential signings and pick our player to watch out for. Keep reading for the latest West Ham United 2022-23 Premier League betting odds and tips.

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2021-22 Review: Hammers reach Europe again

West Ham took many by surprise when they reached the semi-finals of the Europa League last season. Moyes’ troops won their group before seeing off record winners Sevilla in the last 16. The Hammers booked their place in the last four with a stunning 4-1 aggregate win over French side Lyon. The Londoners come up short in the end, losing out to eventual winners Eintracht Frankfurt in the semis.

Naturally, West Ham’s long stay in Europe affected their league campaign, especially in the latter months. The Irons ended their Premier League season with just one win from their last seven. At one point on the final day, they were in pole position to take sixth spot and secure Europa League football again. However, they lost 3-1 at Brighton & Hove Albion and had to settle for a place in the 2022-23 UEFA Europa Conference League.

Our betting prediction:
West Ham to draw with Man City

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(odds taken 1410 GMT, Friday 17 June)

Overall, Moyes’s side finished in seventh place with 56 points to their name. They picked up 16 wins, suffered 14 defeats and drew eight times. Along the way, West Ham scored 60 and shipped 51, beating the likes of Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur, and drawing with Manchester City.

Our betting prediction:
Erling Haaland to be top goal scorer

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(odds taken 1422 GMT, Friday 17 June)



West Ham United Key Facts

  • West Ham have finished sixth and seventh in the last two seasons
  • The Hammers reached the semi-finals of the Europa League last term
  • United had the eighth best home and away record in last year’s Premier League
  • West Ham welcome champions Man City to the London Stadium on the opening weekend


West Ham Transfer News: Any new faces at the London Stadium?

West Ham have yet to make any signings at the time of writing. However, they have been linked with several players, including Nayef Aguerd. The Rennes defender is reportedly on the cusp of signing, though big-spending Newcastle United are hoping to hijack the move. Jesse Lingard impressed while on loan at the London Stadium a couple of years back, and West Ham could make a move for the England international this summer.

The Hammers are desperate to hold on to their best players. Captain Declan Rice is forever being linked with a move to one of the big boys, while Jarrod Bowen’s performances for club and country has put him in the shop window. Keeping those two at the London Stadium will be pivotal to their success this term.

2022-23 Key Fixtures: Londoners start against the champions

West Ham’s 2022-23 Premier League season kicks off in the toughest way possible, as the champions are in town. On the opening weekend, Moyes’ troops welcome Pep Guardiola’s Man City to the London Stadium. Things are a little easier on matchday two, as the Hammers make the trip to the City Ground to face newly promoted Nottingham Forest.

United’s first London derby of the campaign with be against rivals Tottenham in late August. The reverse fixture at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium will take place in February. The final home game will see Leeds United travel to the London Stadium, and the season ends with a trip to the King Power Stadium.

Who Are West Ham’s Biggest Challengers: Top six on the cards?

Under the experienced Moyes, West Ham have been the surprise package in the Premier League over the past couple of seasons. The Hammers finished sixth in the 2020-21 campaign to book their spot in the Europa League.

West Ham have turned themselves into a genuine top-four contender, and they have qualified for Europe via their league position two years running for the first time in the club’s history. The Irons have a tough start against the Premier League champions, but West Ham fear no foe right now and will relish the opportunity of upsetting one of the big hitters early doors.

The top six will be the priority for the east Londoners, but can they sneak into the top four? We take a look at West Ham’s biggest rivals this season.

Manchester United Preview: Can Ten Hag bring Champions League football back to Old Trafford?

Since the great Sir Alex Ferguson departed Old Trafford, Manchester United have been starved of success, and the glory days are a distant memory for the record English champions. Last term, the underperforming Solskjaer was sacked midway through the 2021-22 campaign, with interim boss Ralf Rangnick doing a decent enough job until the end.

United have been well off the pace in recent years, while rivals Man City and Liverpool have dominated England’s top division. It is likely to take Ten Hag time to settle into his new surroundings, but the Red Devils could be a team to watch out if the Dutchman hits the ground running. You can currently get the eye-opening odds of 25/1 for United to win the Premier League title for a first time in a decade.

Tottenham Hotspur Preview: Conte to build on last season?

In Antonio Conte, Tottenham have one of the best managers in world football. The Italian guided Spurs to a top-four finish against all odds last term, with the north Londoners edging out Arsenal in the race to the final Champions League place. Conte described the achievement as one of the best of his career.

We never really know what to expect from this current crop of Tottenham players. However, with Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son up top, the Lilywhites have one of the best strike forces in the Premier League, which could get even stronger this summer. Conte is more than capable of attracting the world’s best players to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, and the Lilywhites could challenge this season.

Arsenal Preview: Gunners to sneak into top four?

After years away from the Champions League, getting back into the top four will be Arsenal’s priority this season. The Gunners missed out on the top four in agonising fashion last season, with rivals Tottenham pipping them to the post on the last day.

Arsenal are definitely building something good under Mikel Arteta, but winning the Premier League title seems way off right now. Still, the Gunners will be desperate to bring Champions League football back to the Emirates Stadium this time around.

Newcastle United Preview: Can the big-spending Magpies gatecrash the top-four party?

Backed by very generous owners, Newcastle have an open chequebook this summer. They made some huge signings in January, and Eddie Howe’s Magpies won 12 of their last 18 Premier League matches to finish in 11th spot. It was a remarkable turnaround for Newcastle, who spent the first half of the season in the bottom three.

At the time of writing, Newcastle are the seventh favourites behind the top six to win the title. It may be too early to think about being top dogs in England, but the Magpies may just break into Europe this term, while the cup competitions could also take priority.

Leicester City Preview: Will the Foxes return to their best?

The 2020-21 season was a memorable one for Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester City. The club beat Chelsea in the FA Cup final to win the trophy for the first time in their history. They finished fifth in the league, losing out on a place in the top four on the final day for the second season running.

Leicester failed to replicate those heights last season, as they spent the majority of their campaign in and around mid-table. However, Rodgers is one of the most experienced managers in the Premier League, and the Foxes will surely improve on last season’s eighth-place finish. Will Leicester be in the mix for the European slots this time around?

Players to Watch Out For in the 2022-23 Season: Brilliant Bowen to shine again?

West Ham had another superb season last time around, with several of their star men playing out of their skin. Rice won the Hammer of the Year after another consistent season in the heart of West Ham’s midfield, but that award could have easily gone to Bowen.

Bowen’s performances through a tough campaign earned him a place in Gareth Southgate’s England squad in June. The former Hull City man finished United’s top scorer in the Premier League with 12 goals. He also netted twice in the FA Cup, once in the Carabao Cup and three times in the Europa League. Bowen is our West Ham player to keep an eye on in the 2021-22 season.

Our West Ham United Predictions: Top six for the Hammers

Even though West Ham would love to break into the top four, finishing in the Premier League’s top six will be another great achievement. They have certainly punched above their weight, but their progress under Moyes has been excellent.

Of course, West Ham have the Europa Conference League to deal with for the first time, and they will be looking to go far in that European competition. The Premier League is the priority, though, and West Ham are nicely priced at 7/2 for a top-six finish.

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