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

Updated: April 22, 2014
West Ham and West Brom

Match Date: 26 April 2014 (local time)

Venue: The Hawthorns


West Ham United is keen on collecting 3 points in their match against West Bromwich Albion. The club hopes to accumulate 40 points and temporarily safeguard themselves from slipping into the relegation zone.


According to Stewart Downing, the 40-point threshold is a big step towards their bid for retaining their survival status. Although this is not a guarantee of more success to come, it provides a feeling of assurance as well as a little bit of confidence that they will remain in the top-flight league.


Just recently, Crystal Palace, halted the Hammers journey to safety. It was a big blow to West Ham since it was their 3rd consecutive defeat. Instead of climbing a little bit higher in the table, the club was stuck in the 12th spot and intends on making a strong finish in their remaining matches.


But West Ham is not the only one interested in securing their survival. If they are keen, West Bromwich Albion is even keener.


Like the Hammers, West Bromwich Albion also suffered a major defeat against Manchester City. Like West Ham, they are stuck as well. But they are on a much lower rank. They occupy the 16th spot of the table.


But quite surprisingly, they are the match’s online betting favorite. This can be attributed to having a better form over their rivals. West Brom has only lost twice, while West Ham was defeated in 4 of its last 6 matches. This is in stark contrast to the Baggies, which have managed to win and drew twice during its last 6 matches.


Prediction: West Bromwich Albion


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