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Wolverhampton Wanderers vs West Ham United – Prediction, Odds and Betting Tips

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Waiting for the Arnautovic saga to be resolved, the Hammers have forgotten how to properly play football. West Ham United lost on the weekend at Wimbledon, in the FA Cup, 4-2, and fans were pretty disappointed and not even the announcement that the Austrian striker extended his contract couldn’t erase the shame. On Tuesday, Pellegrini’s men travel to Wolverhampton to try and redeem themselves, but they’re up against a team that has been solid all season long. On the reverse, Wolverhampton won 1-0, thanks to a stoppage-time goal signed by Traore, but the home side has put on some questionable defensive plays lately, so we’re up for a fairly even contest.

3 Reasons why Wolverhampton Wanderers can succeed over West Ham United

  • West Ham has scored just 13 goals on the road
  • Wolverhampton has three wins in the last five home matches
  • West Ham comes after an embarrassing defeat in the FA Cup

3 Reasons why West Ham United will succeed over Wolverhampton Wanderers

  • West Ham United has high-value players
  • The Hammers have three wins in their last five away games
  • West Ham has scored more goals that Wolverhampton

Wolverhampton Wanderers – There are goals in Wolverhampton’s games

Wolverhampton started the season with a meticulous defense, one that helped the team stay in the top half of the Premier League rankings. However, lately, Espirito Santo’s men have started to get involved in high-scoring matches. There have been at least three goals scored in Wolverhampton’s last four games in all competitions. 

In the Premier League, there was that superb 4-3 home victory over Leicester, with Jota getting a hattrick, including the game-winning goal in stoppage time. And on the weekend, Wolverhampton played at Shrewsbury, getting a 2-2 draw after the hosts had 2-0 on the scoreboard.  But returning to England’s main competition, the Wolves are still 8th in the standings, with 32 points, 27-31 aggregate. 

Wolverhampton Wanderers line-up

  • Goalkeeper: Rui Patricio
  • Backfield: Willy Boly, Conor Coady, Romain Saiss
  • Midfield: Jonny, Ruben Neves, Joao Moutinho, Matt Doherty
  • Forwards: Diogo Jota, Raul Jimenez, Helder Costa

West Ham United – The Arnautovic saga is over

West Ham United has been involved in recent weeks in a thrilling soap opera involving Marko Arnautovic and a certain club from China. The Austrian striker forced the transfer, but his current club made him an offer which convinced the player to stay. However, during this time, he was left outside from Pellegrini’s team and West Ham lost both encounters without him. 

First, it was a 2-0 at Bournemouth, in the Premier League, but then came the disgrace West Ham put their supporters through – the Hammers lost at Wimbledon, in the FA Cup, 4-2. 10th in the Premier League, the Cup was West Ham United’s only solid objective this season. 

Lanzini has returned to training but it will take a while until we see the Argentinian again on the pitch.

West Ham United line-up

  • Goalkeeper: Lukasz Fabianski
  • Backfield: Pablo Zabaleta, Issa Diop, Angelo Ogbonna, Arthur Masuaku
  • Midfield: Declan Rice, Mark Noble, Samir Nasri, Michail Antonio
  • Forwards: Marko Arnautovic, Felipe Anderson

Why both teams will score – Odds and prediction

Wolverhampton used to be such a solid team in the defense, but the Wolves have conceded six goals in their last two Premier League games. And although West Ham has failed to score at Bournemouth, the Hammers have a lot of solutions in the offensive compartment, especially with Arnautovic being back in the squad. The visitors should try and erase that painful defeat against Wimbledon and they can only do that by winning all three points. West Ham has scored just 13 goals in 11 away matches in the PL, but given the situation, we guess you can go for a BTTS with ¾ odds at Bethard.

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