West Ham vs Bournemouth PREVIEW & PREDICTION 18/08/2018


On Saturday, at 15:00, we bet on West Ham United – Bournemouth, a match where the winner is hard to win. But the defensive problems of “hammers” can be speculated by Eddie Howe’s band, a homogeneous band with creative creativity in attack.

None of the bands want to get a quick goal, so the opportunities will not appear very easily in the first 45 minutes.

If Bournemouth got an easy victory with Cardiff in the first round, West Ham was shattered on “Anfield” by Liverpool (0-4).

West Ham fans are not happy with what they saw, especially as the Londoners have invested nearly 100 million euros in transfers this summer, and the team looks as bad as in 2017. Without Chicharito, but with Anderson useful (sometimes) on the flank, West Ham is already feeling pressure, although the championship has just begun. As the current lot is present, probably the “hammers” will also fight this season to avoid relegation, with good chances of success.

The last two direct duels ended 1-1 and 3-3.

Bournemouth will come to play the same 4-1-4-1 which has been greatly rewarded in recent years, but the souls know to be dangerous on the counter and Pellegrini’s slow defensive can be penalized. Bournemouth has scored 8 goals in the last 5 matches with West Ham and the balance of “directs” is very balanced: two successes for London, one for “The Cherries” and two draws. Besides, the last two games were draws with goals, 1-1 and 3-3, the outstretched waiver again.


West Ham: Fabianski – Fredericks, Ogbonna, Balbuena, Masuaku – Wilshere, Noble, Rice – M. Antonio, Arnautovic, Anderson

Bournemouth: Begovic – A. Smith, Cook, Ake, Daniels – Brooks, Gosling, Surman, Fraser – Wilson, King

PREDICTION: Over 2.5 goals @ 1.84

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