England Premier League
Sunday 27th September 2020
Kick off at 7pm BST
Venue: London Stadium
It’s been a poor start from West Ham losing their first two games of the season, although to be fair a 2-1 away defeat against a vibrant Arsenal isn’t a terrible result. However the Hammers have looked toothless at times and there is an ongoing situation with the players and fans who want the club sold.
This came to ahead last week when co-owner David Sullivan bemoaned the fact that the Hammers had advanced in the Carabao Cup to face Everton because it would cost them an extra £50,000 in travel expenses. Add to that two players and manager David Moyes have fallen ill with Covid-19 and you feel the club just want to get past this difficult period.
Wolves are coming off of a 3-1 defeat against Manchester City, although they played some good football in the game, and the score seems slightly harsh on them. Wolves have won 1 game so far which was away to Sheffield United who have not started well, they won that game 2-0.
Nuno Espirito Santos’ team may feel happy to return to the London Stadium as they won here just a few months ago and dominated the game in a 2-0 victory, something that West Ham will be more than concerned about.
West Ham: Issa Diop has tested positive for Covid-19 and will miss this game, he is the only player missing for the Hammers.
Wolves: The only injury concern for Wolves is Marcel who picked up a calf injury in the game v Manchester City. He looks like he will be ruled out of this match.
West Ham vs Wolves Head to Head:
Wolves won this match last season 2-0.
Wolves have won the last 4 meetings in a row.
West Ham have no wins against Wolves since 2011.
For five games in a row both teams have not scored when the two clubs have met.
West Ham vs Wolves Prediction:
We shouldn’t look too much into the fact that Wolves conceded 3 goals against Manchester City and lost the game. Liverpool and City are probably going to be on another level to the rest of the clubs this season.
Wolves were 2-0 down at one point to City and it could have been 2-2, the fact that they didn’t lie down and go out 5-0 losers speaks credit to the spirit of the team. West Ham have a very difficult opponent on their hands and the club do not look like they are in a great place. Alan Irvine will be in the dug out for the club with Moyes in self isolation. He has nothing to lose and maybe West Ham can somehow bizarelly benefit from the situation.
This feels like a must win game for the Hammers because the fixtures are going to get more difficult than this coming up including away to Leicester and having to play both Manchester City and Liverpool. The Hammers need to treat this like a cup final.
West Ham vs Wolves Betting Tips:
Draw no bet (Wolves) at 1.52
Anytime goalscorer: Raul Jimenez at 2.25
Sending off in the game at 6.00