West Ham Premier League Betting Preview
West Ham United Betting Odds
Relegation odds: 33/1 William Hill
FA Cup betting odds: 25/1 Betway
West Ham United Top Goalscorer betting: To follow
West Ham United Betting Preview
After an excellent first season under Slaven Bilic, expectations are high for West Ham United as they re-locate to the Olympic Stadium (courtesy of an exceedingly dodgy deal).
West Ham’s Premier League title odds seem to reflect that new level of optimism but, despite some impressive early manoeuvrings in the transfer market, they don’t look likely to challenge for the main prize just yet.
A top four finish at a best price of 9/1 could be worth a small interest though, with the Hammers now looking as if they will have a squad that can take advantage should any of the established clubs slip up as they did last season. Likewise 11/4 for a top six finish looks very backable, particularly were any of the pre-season betting favourites to falter.
It would be a surprise were the Hammers not to finish in the upper half of the table, but a best price of 1/2 for a season-long bet don’t offer much incentive for a punt.
There’s no appeal whatsoever in West Ham’s relegation odds, with Bilic’s squad looking far too strong to get caught up in any serious trouble.
The Hammers have always been regarded as something of a cup team and they could be worth looking at in both domestic cup competitions. Odds of 50/1 on the Hammers to win the Europa League might initially look big, but they enter the competition in the 3rd qualifying round at the end of July and they seemed less than committed when involved in the competition early on last season. The Hammers may decide that they have bigger targets to chase.
- Manuel Lanzini (Al-Jazira)
- Toni Martinez (Valencia)
- Havard Nordtveit (Borussia Moenchengladbach)
- Sofiane Feghouli (Valencia)
- Gokhan Tore (Besiktas – season loan)
- Ashley Fletcher (Manchester United)
- Domingos Quina (Chelsea)
- Elliot Lee (Barnsley)
- Jordan Brown (out of contract)
- Joey O’Brien (out of contract)
- Leo Chambers (out of contract)
- Amos Nasha (out of contract)
- Nathan Mavila (out of contract)
- Stephen Hendrie (Blackburn Rovers – season loan)
- Elliot Lee (Barnsley)
- George Dobson (Walsall – season loan)
- Kyle Knoyle (Wigan Athletic – season loan)
- James Tomkins (Crystal Palace)
West Ham United’s record 2015-16
- Premier League – 7th
- FA Cup – quarter-final (Manchester United)
- League Cup – 3rd round (Leicester City)
- Europa League – 3rd qualifying round (Astra)
West Ham United fixtures 2016-17
It’s a tough start to the season for the Hammers as they venture across London to face Chelsea in their opening match at Chelsea on Monday 15th August. Their opening Premier League game at the Olympic Stadium will be on Saturday 21st August, with Bournemouth being the historic visitors. West Ham’s season ends on Sunday 21 May with a trip to face Burnley at Turf Moor.
West Ham United Betting Tips
West Ham have been quick to build on last season’s successful campaign by adding greater depth and quality to their squad, with Sofiane Feghouli looking like a particularly good signing. The squad already looks almost good to go, but securing greater attacking quality is the one main area of concern at present.
Having been frustrated in their attempts elsewhere, the Hammers bid to bring in additional firepower has now centred on AC Milan striker Carlos Bacca, with West Ham having activated his £26 million release clause. It now appears to be down to the Colombian as to whether the move goes ahead.
The one departure they will be keen to avoid is that of Dimitri Payet. However, talk of £50 million plus for a 29-year-old on the back of one excellent season would surely soften any blow arising from his leaving the club.
West Ham United Information
- Official club site: www.whufc.com/
- Stadium: Olympic Stadium
- Manager: Slaven Bilic
- Club nickname: The Irons / The Hammers
- Year formed: 1895
- Club owner: David Sullivan 51.1%; David Gold 35.1%
- Most League appearances: Billy Bonds (663)
- Most League Goals: Vic Watson (306)
West Ham Utd Club Honours
Football League Second Division/Football League Championship
Winners (2): 1957–58, 1980–81
Winners (3): 1963-4, 1974-5, 1979-80
FA Charity Shield
Winners (1): 1964 (shared)
Southern League Division Two
Winners (1); 1898–99
European Cup Winners Cup
Winners (1): 1964-5
UEFA Intertoto Cup
Winners (1): 1999