West Ham were victorious over bottom of the table, Norwich on Wednesday, two goals from Jarrod Bowen was enough to seal the deal on what has been a very poor Canaries side since the start of the year. West Ham will be in good spirits going into this game with them winning their last four in a row and not conceding in the last two.
Leeds’ last game was against the opposition in question in the FA Cup. In their previous game the A repeat of this game will probably favour Leeds more than the Hammers because of Bielsa’s ability to put on a tactical masterclass and see the problem areas and expose them.
The 2-0 loss against the Hammers will set them back a bit with no more chances at silverware this season but less game time may mean that the Peacocks have fewer injuries, which has been a real issue for them this year with them having as many as ten players out with muscle injuries at one time and more time to focus on the Premier League (PL) as they are worryingly close to the relegation zone.
Jarrod Bowen has had somewhat of a breakout year at the Hammers with 18 goal contributions through 30 games this year he has been one of the star men for West Ham this year.
He has three goals in his last two games for the Hammers and is getting to the point where Gareth Southgate should start looking at him for an England call up. If he carries on this run of form into this game he will be great value to get a goal or assist.
West Ham To Win And Both Teams To Score
Leeds have unsurprisingly been pretty poor when playing against teams in the top six, the seven games they have played against the top seven have all gone in the opposition’s favour with Leeds not managing to get a single point.
The Peacocks did manage to score in five out of the seven games so West Ham-to-nil isn’t an appropriate market to put your money on.
West Ham, who are currently fourth in the table, have played seven games against the bottom seven sides and have won all of them bar a 0-0 draw at Turf Moor.
Six out of the seven games were away from home which puts them in really good stead going into the second half of the season because of the easier home ties they will receive.
Given that Leeds have only failed to score in four out of their 19 games this year and their lack of form against the bigger sides in the league, coupled with West Ham’s dominance against the teams at the bottom of the table we think BTTS and West Ham to win is great value bet.
WEST HAM TO WIN AND BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE