An unbeaten run of eight games, including a recent hat-trick of wins, has seen West Ham United’s price for a ‘Top 4’ finish in the Barclays Premier League cut to just 12/1with us at Betway. The Hammers have looked defensively sound since their defeat at White Hart Lane and now the goals have started to flow at the other end. Three great strikes in midweek will inspire confidence this weekend against the side with the second worst defence in the whole division. Slaven Bilic’s side are priced at 15/8 for their trip to St James’ Park to take on Newcastle United. The Magpies battling to a thrilling 3-3 draw against Manchester United last time out, but overall they’re experiencing a very disappointing season. A home win is priced at 6/4, while a draw is on offer at 23/10.
With both sides scoring three in midweek you can see why the price for ‘Over 2.5’ goals is as short as 9/10. ‘Both Teams to Score’ in the game is offered at just 7/10. West Ham have been beaten just twice on their league travels this season and won’t be daunted by this journey to one of the more famous league venues, having already won at the Emirates, the Etihad and Anfield. The trio at Bournemouth took the away goals tally to 17 in 11 matches and we offer odds of 19/4 that the Hammers can find the net at least three times on Saturday to take their figure into the twenties. In doing so, they would break last season’s total of away goals – with an incredible seven games left to further enhance this season’s haul.
Some shrewd Hammers fans got in touch with us before the Premier League season started to ask what price we would offer on Dimitri Payet being named the ‘Hammer of the Year’. Those August quotes of 8/1 would now probably be reversed to 1/8, such has been the impact of the 28-year-old French star. Fans who invested at that price are onto a good thing and we’re offering 11/4 for Payet to score at any time in Saturday’s game. The ‘First Goalscorer’ market has Enner Valencia as the shortest priced away player at 9/2, due to Andy Carroll’s absence. Mauro Zarate could take the eye at 6/1 in that market – if he makes a return to the team.
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