West Ham United welcome Burnley to the London Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The Clarets are looking to keep up their excellent run against the Claret and Blues this weekend, with Sean Dyche’s side showing some improved form of late.
Where and when: London Stadium – 16 January, kick-off 15:00
Where you can see West Ham vs. Burnley: Amazon Prime
Last time: Jay Rodriguez netted the only goal of the game, as Burnley beat West Ham 1-0 at the London Stadium in July.
West Ham v Burnley Predictions and Preview
West Ham United held a 10-point advantage over Burnley in the Premier League table ahead of the Clarets’ clash with Manchester United on Tuesday night. However, the visitors have another game in hand over the Hammers, and have been in better form following a difficult start to the season.
Burnley went into Tuesday’s game on the back of a run of one defeat in seven games. Even that was a narrow and controversial 1-0 loss, away to Leeds United. They needed penalties to overcome Milton Keynes Dons at Turf Moor in the FA Cup on Saturday, but Dyche’s side have beaten the likes of Arsenal and Wolves in recent weeks.
Indeed, the fact that Burnley don’t find themselves in the relegation zone despite failing to win any of their first eight matches of the season, is testament to their upturn in form. West Ham are another stern test though, with Irons supporters seeing their team record back-to-back 1-0 victories over Everton and Stockport County ahead of this game.
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The Hammers have also only lost one of their last seven matches, 3-0 away to Chelsea. David Moyes has guided his team into the top half of the Premier League table as we approach the second half of this strange campaign, with the European places only a few points further up the road.
Burnley have been excellent against West Ham in recent seasons, winning each of the last three meetings between the sides and four of the last five. With that in mind, if you think this game will end in a draw, that’s available at 13/5.
One to watch for West Ham: Michail Antonio’s form and fitness is even more crucial to West Ham now that they’ve sold Sebastien Haller to Ajax. Antonio is 4/1 to ease some of the Hammers’ goalscoring fears by breaking the deadlock in this West Ham v Burnley preview.
One to watch for Burnley: Burnley have struggled for goals this season, with Ashely Barnes only netting once in 14 appearances across all competitions. A resurgence from the 31-year-old Englishman could prove revelatory for the Clarets, with Barnes 15/2 to open the scoring on Saturday.
Long shot: West Ham’s last victory over Burnley was a 4-2 triumph at the London Stadium in November 2018. The Hammers are 80/1 to win this game by the same scoreline, rising to 375/1 with Antonio netting the opener.