Premier League Preview and Prediction: West Ham United vs West Bromwich Albion

Competition: Premier League – West Ham United vs. West Bromwich Albion

Venue: Upton Park – Sunday, November 29 – 14:05 GMT (09:05 ET) 

Match Odds: West Ham 21/20 – Draw 12/5 – West Brom 13/5

Match Preview

West Ham United welcome West Bromwich Albion to Upton Park in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon as they look to get back on track.

The Hammers are without a win since their victory over Chelsea last month and certainly need to pick up three points to regain some confidence.

They come into this one off the back of that 4-1 thumping at the hands of Tottenham Hotspur last weekend and so things can surely only improve.

West Ham’s Premier League record: P13 – W6 – D3 – L4

West Ham have already recorded wins over some of the best sides in the league this season but need to make sure they are picking up points consistently to improve what looks like being a good season.

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West Brom come into this one off the back of their impressive 2-1 win over Arsenal last weekend which saw them get back to winning ways after two consecutive losses.

The Baggies are sitting 12th in the Premier League and are looking steady. Their confidence will be sky-high after that victory but they must capitalise on that result and continue to pick up points if they are to progress as a side.

The last two meetings between these two at Upton Park in the Premier League have ended in a draw, with the sides sharing eight goals between them, so it is usually an action-packed fixture.

A win here would see West Brom move within a point of West Ham, so there is a lot to play for.

West Brom’s Premier League record: P13 – W5 – D2 – L3

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Team News

West Ham are expected to be without as many as six players. James Collins and Mark Noble are suspended, while Enner Valencia, Dimitri Payet and Darren Randolph are out. Reece Oxford is a doubt.

West Brom have two players missing. Chris Brunt is suspended while Ben Foster remains out. Serge Gnabry is available for selection after sitting out the win over his parent club Arsenal and Gareth McAuley returns after his suspension.

Key Points

West Ham’s last five: W/W/L/D/L

West Brom’s last five: W/W/L/L/W

Key Stat: West Ham are unbeaten in their last six home matches against West Brom in all competitions.

Key Player: Manuel Lanzini – The West Ham midfielder will need to step up in the absence of Payet, he has netted four already this season.

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Score Prediction

West Ham 2-2 West Brom – These two have both picked up some good results this season but given recent form they could be a little tentative in this one and recent meetings suggest they will be hard to separate.


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