Premier League Match Preview: West Ham United vs. West Bromwich Albion

By
Updated: December 26, 2013
West Ham United

Match Date: 28 December 2013 (local)

Match Venue: Upton Park

 

West Ham United

Inconsistency (particularly in the attack-defense mix) reduces West Ham United to rubbles, as evidenced by their poor showings this season. They have one of the lowest total score in the league, and are therefore posed at a very high risk of suffering in the relegation zone. To face clubs that are ranked within the top 10 could be fatal, but to challenge those that are nearer to their placement can be a potential source of the decisive three points.

 

The Hammers’ defense is quite problematic, with volatile capacity to protect set pieces and careless impulse to foul in dangerous areas. These are the departments that Sam Allardyce should place so much focus on, although making tremendous effort to supplant the needs of his team’s attack is just as important.

 

West Bromwich Albion

Still miles away from the elusive top half, West Bromwich Albion must move mountains in order for them to touch higher reaches in the league table. The side are in crisis of points, conceding more goals than what they could afford. Their form is not comforting either, with less than five wins putting silverware in their streak.

 

Despite the disappointing finishes, The Baggies still have some strength to flaunt. They remain sprightly at creating chances through individual skills as well as well-endowed in defending set pieces.

 

Football betting tip: In a fixture where both sides seem to manifest unimpressively equal capacities, drawing by the end of the clash is plausible. West Ham United and West Bromwich Albion could finish this tourney in a low-scoring deadlock.

 

West Ham United | Image source: bbc.co.uk