In their last home game, West Ham United claimed a crucial 3-0 win over Southampton. They will aim to make it two in a row at home when second-from-bottom Stoke City visit London Stadium on Monday.
Following the win against Southampton, the Hammers picked up a creditable 1-1 draw at Chelsea, and they would fancy their chances against the Potters, who are on a poor run of form.
The Hammers sit in the 15th spot with 34 points, and they also have a game in hand on teams around them. The threat of relegation is not fully over, but a win on Monday would take them very close to survival.
Meanwhile, for the Potters, it’s arguably the last chance to save their top-tier status. They have lost their last four games in the league, and they are without a win in their last nine. As things stand, the Potters are placed 19th with 27 points, and they are six points adrift of the safety.
Stoke have performed even worse on the road this season and have managed just one away win all season. Earlier in the season, the Hammers claimed a 3-0 win at Bet365 Stadium, and we are backing them to complete a double over their opponents.
West Ham United vs Stoke City – Match Facts
The Potters have the worst defence in the league and they have conceded 63 goals in 33 games.
Stoke have conceded at least two goals in each of their last four games in the league.
Four of last six league meetings between these two sides have ended in draws.
West Ham United vs Stoke City – Team News
The hosts are expected to be without the services of Pedro Obiang, Winston Reid, Sam Byram, Andy Carroll and Michail Antonio. Manuel Lanzini and James Collins are doubts for the game.
For the visitors, Lee Grant, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting and Kevin Wimmer are expected to be sidelined. Charlie Adam is suspended for the game.
West Ham United vs Stoke City – Match Odds
The Hammers are favourites to win at home, and you can back them even odds at Bet365. We are backing them as our prediction to pick up three points in the game.
A draw is available at 5/2 odds at the same bookmaker, and a Stoke win can get you 16/5 odds.
West Ham United vs Stoke City – Correct Score Odds
A 1-1 draw is the most probable outcome according to odds in the betting market. In our preview, we are backing a 2-1 home win as our prediction. This outcome is available at the best odds of 17/2 at Bet365.
West Ham United vs Stoke City – Anytime Goalscorer Odds
Marko Arnautovic has been in good scoring form for the Hammers, and we are backing him as our prediction. The Austrian is available at his best odds of 3/2 at Bet365. Chicharito is another great option at 13/8 odds at Bet365.
For the visitors, Mame Diouf is available at 7/2 odds at Bet365.
West Ham United vs Stoke City – Total Goals Over/Under Odds
We expect to see at least three goals in the game, and thus, we are backing over 2.5 goals in the game. Our prediction is available at 11/10 odds at BetVictor.