West Ham vs Stoke City: West Ham hosts Stoke City at the London Olympic
Stadium this Monday night in the Premier League.
This is the only match of this competition being played this Monday between two teams that are still fighting to avoid relegation. The fact is that a lot more was expected from West Ham.
\The team had been making terrible campaigns in the last couple of seasons, always flirting with relegation. Therefore, the investment was huge, and the projections indicated, exactly because of that, a quieter campaign.
That was not what happened. The team was very inconsistent throughout most of the year and they fought at the bottom of the league table for almost the totality of the competition.
They have inclusively generated strong protests from the fans that invaded the pitch and were outraged by the team’s performances.
Curiously, West Ham seems to be on a better period right now. The team is coming off 2 good results, a victory against Southampton and a draw, away from home, against Chelsea.
Those results gave them some relief, but they still aren’t safe. West Ham has 34 points and occupies the 15th place of the league table, having a 6-points advantage over the 1st team inside the relegation zone.
Latest results – West Ham:
08.04.2018 PR Chelsea FC 1-1 West Ham
31.03.2018 PR West Ham 3-0 Southampton
18.03.2018 PR West Ham P-P Manchester United
10.03.2018 PR West Ham 0-3 Burnley FC
03.03.2018 PR Swansea City 4-1 West Ham
24.02.2018 PR Liverpool FC 4-1 West Ham
Latest results – Stoke City:
07.04.2018 PR Stoke City 1-2 Tottenham
01.04.2018 PR Arsenal 3-0 Stoke City
17.03.2018 PR Stoke City 1-2 Everton FC
12.03.2018 PR Stoke City 0-2 Manchester City
03.03.2018 PR Southampton 0-0 Stoke City
24.02.2018 PR Leicester City 1-1 Stoke City
Stoke seems to be making the opposite path this season. And everything suggest that it will be fatal. The team lost some important players and their replacements didn’t show up at the same level.
Some great players like Shaqiri have stayed but their roster is definitely weaker now. That reflected itself on the team’s campaign that, despite not having been brilliant on the past couple of years, had never been so close to the Championship like they’ve been this season.
Stoke is in 19th place, also known as second-to-last, with 27 points. They are already 6 points behind Swansea that is the first team outside of the relegation zone.
This way, if we consider that there are only 5 rounds left until the end of the Premier League, their situation is dramatic.
Their moment of from isn’t good. The team hasn’t won since January and they only have 1 victory on their last 15 matches.
West Ham vs Stoke City – Betting Tip and Prediction:
I believe that this match can go two ways. Firstly, West Ham’s victory, that has some good odds and a lot of value.
Of course that both teams are making poor campaigns but the performances on the last couple of matches, combined with the higher quality of the team from London makes me trust them here.
Stoke’s moment of form is awful. Yes, the team faced some complicated opponents recently.
But the truth is that hurts their confidence. The goals are also always an option, since neither of these teams has great defensive quality.