Wednesday, March 07, 2012

TAKEN FROM MY WEDNESDAY NOTES ...... possible to cover for a good profit if we are still all square after 20 minutes or so.


The Hornets claim to be coming for the win and that must be good news for the Hammers, with most teams coming to Upton Park looking to shut up shop. I do not think these are hollow words from Sean Dyche, as his side play an open style and the come from behind win over Burnley at the weekend, has left them free of any relegation worries. However, defensively they are in a bit of a mess, having conceded 11 goals in their last four starts, two big thumpings by Crystal Palace ( who rarely hammer anyone) and Southampton on home soil, they were sandwiched inbetween the win over the Clarets and one over Leicester City, both by the odd goal in five and both, probably games they should have lost. That might say something about their fighting spirit, but just as much about their defensive frailities.

The Hammers will go top with a win, but more importantly give them a four point advantage over rampant Reading, who are closing in fast on a top two place. United had a fine 2-0 win at Cardidff City on Sunday, the opening goal was scored by the returning Kevin Nolan an absolutely key player for them and Fat Sam will also be able to call upon another trio of returning players in Matt Taylor, Julien Faubert and Winston Reid tonight and a squad that was looking threadbare a month ago, now has, by Championship standards, an abundance of riches. West Ham are up for this, they owe their loyal supporters a win after consecutive home draws and have reduced admission prices for tonight and the game with Doncaster Rovers at the weeeknd to get as big a crowd as possible behind them in the final promotion push. Two huge games, six points would see them with a couple of toes back in the EPL and I expect them to get the first of them this evening, with the Hammers midfield far too strong for the visitors. West Ham united -1 ball 1.93 asian line.



Good Luck.

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