Wolves vs West Ham Prediction: Hammers can secure away win

 | April 05 | 

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Both Wolves and West Ham picked up a point in midweek, with 1-1 draws on Tuesday night. Wolves got their point at Turf Moor against a Burnley side battling for survival, while West Ham came from behind against Tottenham Hotspur at the London Stadium. Now the two teams meet at Molineux (15:00), looking for much-needed wins. 

Here’s my Wolves vs West Ham prediction, featuring team news and match odds.

Wolves vs West Ham Tips

  • West Ham to win @ 9/5
  • Wolves 1-2 West Ham @ 9/1

Team News 

Wolves remain without a senior striker, a factor that has hampered them in recent weeks. Leon Chiwome made his second Premier League start in midweek, but with Matheus Cunha now fit, Gary O’Neil could deploy the midfielder further forward. Tommy Doyle could also come in the team after sitting out the midweek draw.

Meanwhile, Edson Alvarez is available to play for West Ham having served his suspension against Tottenham, and he could come in for Tomas Soucek here. Nayef Aguerd is edging closer to a return but Alphonse Areola remains out for the foreseeable future. 

Match Odds 

Wolves are the slight favourites to win this one, priced at 6/4 to take all three points. That gives them an implied win probability of 40%, while West Ham are priced at 9/5 to win. A draw can be backed at 12/5, over 2.5 goals is 4/6 and BTTS is 8/15

West Ham to win @ 9/5

Wolves are not in a good way at this moment in time. Since that devastating FA Cup defeat to Coventry, they’ve been knocked off course, and they are struggling without the likes of Pedro Neto and Hwang Hee-Chan. Cunha should alleviate some of their attacking issues, but I think West Ham are in far better shape heading into this game. 

They played well in that 1-1 draw with Spurs in midweek and could have won it late on. Meanwhile, the return of Alvarez should help them win the midfield battle, and they’ve only lost one of their last five. That was the 4-3 collapse at Newcastle, a game they were in complete control of, and certainly should have won. David Moyes will be keen to take all three points here, and prove that his side can secure a win on the road. 

Wolves 1-2 West Ham @ 9/1

I’m happy to plump for a long-shot here, with none of the other markets grabbing my attention. I’m fairly certain both teams will get on the scoresheet, and given BTTS is just 8/15, so are Betfred. Both teams scored in both Wolves’ and West Ham’s midweek matches, and neither defence completely fills me with confidence. 

Backing an away win and BTTS is tempting, but I don’t think the Hammers will run riot at Molineux. As a result, I think we can nail the correct score at 2-1 to the away side, a result that will delight those travelling fans. 9/1 feels like a huge price for that scoreline. 

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