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West Ham have lost back-to-back matches for the first time since September when they lost their opening two games of the season.
That’s been enough to see them slip out of the top four for the time being at least, and they’ll certainly need a win here if they want to keep in touching distance of fourth placed Chelsea, though that’s a lot easier said than done against a Burnley side who looked particularly dangerous at the weekend
The Clarets ran rampant against Wolves as a first-half Chris Wood hat-trick all but sealed the points before the break, and now nine points from the relegation zone they look incredibly likely to avoid the drop after a tumultuous campaign.
Despite results not going their way recently, with that being just their second win in 10 matches, goals have been coming with a degree of regularity as they’ve managed to net in each of their last seven games, their best run since they scored in the final eight games of last season, so there’s every reason to believe that run can keep going here.
West Ham have been impressive going forward all season, and that’s only increased since the arrival of Jesse Lingard, though at the back they’ve not been as solid as they would have hoped and if they were to miss out on the top four, their defensive stability would be a leading factor in that.
They’ve conceded 12 goals in their last six games alone, while only Leeds (50) have conceded more than the Hammers (43) from the current top 11 sides in the league, so at Turf Moor we’d, at the very least, expect the hosts to get on the board.
Over 2.5 Goals And Both Teams Top Score
It’s been goals galore recently for David Moyes’ men, who have seen over 4.5 goals land in four of their last five outings, with the exception coming against Chelsea who have been notoriously resolute under current management with an average of 1.86 match goals per game despite anomalous 5-2 and 4-1 matches against West Brom and Crystal Palace.
We’d therefore expect this game to revert back to the norm for the Hammers against a Burnley side who have seen an average of four goals per game across as many matches and have seen both sides find the net in six of their last seven.
With both sitting at short odds-on prices, it’s worth coupling the both teams to score and overs markets to find some real value in this game.
That double has landed in four of both Burnley’s and West Ham’s last five outings, and with both showing signs of defensive vulnerability and attacking potency at the moment, that looks to be the way to go here.