West Ham vs Sunderland Odds – Saturday 27th February 2016 – 12:45 – BT Sport 1
West Ham are at 5/6 with the draw available at odds of 13/5 and Sunderland are at 16/5
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West Ham welcome Sunderland to the Boleyn Ground in a match that sees 7th placed West Ham face 19th placed Sunderland, with both sides looking to maintain their unbeaten form and this game also sees Sam Allardyce return to the Hammers as an opposing manager.
Hosts West Ham come into this fixture on the back of a 2-2 draw against Norwich, which given their recent run of results will disappoint manager Slaven Bilic as he would have earmarked that match against the struggling Canaries as a winnable game. As it stands they came away with an away point and they are still very well placed and have key personnel returning from injury.
A win in the early kick off would see West Ham move above both Southampton and Manchester United into fifth place.
Sunderland Plotting Great Escape
The visitors Sunderland will also be looking to keep their unbeaten run going and they will also be looking to register back to back wins after their impressive victory over Louis Van Gaal’s struggling Manchester United. They were outstanding against United at the Stadium of Light and will need that level of performance in their next 12 matches if they are to stand any chance of avoiding relegation.
They currently find themselves 12 places and 17 points behind their hosts going into this match but they will be looking to the Norwich result and believing that they can cause another upset against a top ten team in the Premier League. West Ham have struggled at home not only this season but in seasons gone by and returning former manager Sam Allardyce will be only too aware of the Hammers stage fright at the Boleyn Ground.
West Ham head into this fixture with a record of two wins, two draws and two losses in their last six league matches. Sunderland have an identical record of two wins, two draws and two losses in their last six Premier League matches.
Both teams are 8/11 on to score. The first goalscorer odds for West Ham are Emmanuel Emenike and Enner Valencia at 9/2 with Dimitri Payet at 11/2. For Sunderland Jermain Defoe is at 6/1 with Dame Ndoye at 15/2.
The last times these two sides met at the Boleyn Ground West Ham won 1-0 and the odds of the same result are 6/1.
West Ham vs Sunderland Betting Tips
Tip 1 – Valencia to score first @ 9/2
Tip 2 – 2-2 draw @ 14/1