West Ham United, often called simply West Ham or their nickname “the Hammers,” are a Premier League soccer team hailing from London. They played their home games at the Boleyn Ground (Upton Park) from 1904 to the end of the 2015/16 season, but will now play at the Stadium at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Although West Ham as never won the First Division or Premier League title (their highest-ever finish was third in 1985/86), they have won the FA Cup three times, the European Cup Winners Cup, and the UEFA Intertoto Cup.
The 2015/16 season, the first that Slaven Bilic was manager of the team, saw Est Ham finish seventh in the Premier League, and they broke several records for the club in the Premier League era.
The 62 points they won were the highest total they’d managed in the Premier League, as were the 65 goals scored, the lowest away defeats at five, and the least number of games lost in a season with eight.
It was a hugely successful season, and one that saw them qualify for the UEFA Europa League, where they are +2000 joint third favorites to won behind Man Utd, Athletic Bilbao, and join with Inter Milan.
West Ham fans will hope to build on last season’s success and push on to become a top six side in the Premier League. However, teams have traditionally stuttered when moving stadium, particularly in their first season, so be careful betting on West Ham’s home fixtures.
West Ham Next Regular Season Game
With how West Ham United can play, nobody will be eager to face them in the Premier League this season, but someone has to.
Who is West Ham’s next regular season game against? The widget here explains all.
West Ham Game Schedule
Check out the full West Ham game schedule so you can analyze all of the available statistics and plan your bets as far in advance as possible.
What Are The Current West Ham Standings
Bookmakers price West Ham, before a ball has been kicked, at +6700 to win the Premier League, which is eighth favorites. Are they bettering those predictions?
The current West Ham standings shown here reveal all.
West Ham Utd Online Betting Tips
West Ham are eighth favorites to win the Premier League priced at a long +6700 to lift the winner’s trophy. While Leicester City won the league with much longer odds, West Ham as English champions should not happen.
A good bet at +300 is West Ham to finish in the top six teams, with +700 available on them finishing in the top four come the end of the season.
If you think West Ham will struggle, you can find odds of +225 on them finishing in the bottom half of the Premier League table.
Manager Slaven Bilic has let defender James Tomkins leave for Crystal Palace for £10 million, which could weaken a defence that shipped 51 goals last season, the 11th best from 20 teams. They have a talented youngster in Sam Bryam readymade to fill Tomkins’ role, however.
West Ham scored the fourth most goals in the league in 2015/16 with 65 goals, which helped 24 of their fixtures trigger the over 2.5 goals market.
Top scorer was Dimitri Payet with nine league goals, with Andy Carroll also bagging nine, and Michail Antonio eight. Both Payet and Carroll are +6600 to finish as the league’s top scorer, the latter being a good outside bet if he can stay fit because the new midfield signings this summer will help create chances for him.
West Ham move to a new stadium this season and that could have a major influence over their home results.
Many teams have historically struggled at a new home as the players and fans get used to their new surroundings and the difference in atmosphere created there.
If West Ham sells out a game, more than 60,000 fans will be inside the stadium, how will their players cope with such an occasion when they are used to playing in front of half that number?
Personally, I think the best bet is on West Ham to finish in the top six of the Premier League, but I will also be watching carefully for their draws in the League Cup and FA Cup as they are a side that should do well in one-off games.
If you fancy a dabble at betting on West Ham in Europe, odds of +2000 are available on them winning the Europa League before the initial draw has been made.
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