Burnley vs West Ham by Jamesington

West Ham have been something of a surprise this season. With many expecting the Hammers to face a relegation battle and manager Sam Allardyce to have been bagged not long after the season started, the club are instead sitting in the top half of the table having scored in all but one of their matches (they missed a penalty in the other one).


Burnley have been less prolific in front of goal and currently lie in 19th position, only staying out of rock bottom thanks to goal difference (bottom club QPR have been beaten 4-0 twice).


Against bottom-half teams West Ham have taken 7 from a possible 9 points and have scored 7 goals in 3 matches - they 'won' 4 of the 6 halves if the matches were split into two. Burnley, in contrast, have won 1 half all season and are unlikely to add to their 4 points against the Hammers.


West Ham are a tasty 2.75 to win the match and initially I had planned to make that my tip but I am conscious of Burnley's most recent result, against Leicester, where the team showed a bit of fire and spirit - managing to come away with a 2-2 draw. Nevertheless, they still lost the first half and so it is this market I turn to in search of a sure fire winner.


Given that West Ham have won 4 of 6 halves against bottom half opposition it could be expected that the odds on them to win any half against Burnley would be 1.5 yet the bookmakers have generously priced them up at a more appetizing 1.78, bite their hand off!


This is a bet I am very confident will win and recommend a full 10 point stake. Good luck.

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Pick Bookmaker Odds * Stake Result
West Ham to win either half Unibet 1.78 10 1-3 WON (+7.8 units)
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.
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Comments (5)
What exactly is your pick? 1 -1.5 AH ?
10/18/2014 - 04:15
I guess "win at least one half".
10/18/2014 - 11:45
Also in suspense. Good analysis but no pick.
10/18/2014 - 12:17
It was quite clearly 'win at least one half'.

I don't know why this was removed from my pick when the teams were changed, but yes - it's there for you guys to see... thanks for changing the teams this morning to the admins, but the pick has been removed?!

10/18/2014 - 18:16
West Ham to win either half - that is the bet;-)

I used the power of "reading the last part" to decipher his gamble!

10/18/2014 - 18:16
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