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West Ham vs Brentford Prediction, Match Preview, Live Stream, Odds & Picks

The Hammers in Must-Win Situation

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West Ham vs Brentford Prediction, Match Preview, Live Stream, Odds & Picks
West Ham's Italian forward Gianluca Scamacca - Bruno Fahy / BELGA / AFP

West Ham: Struggling for Points

West Ham’s season has been one of disappointment, with initial aims to be battling among the European elite again quickly turning into a fight for survival. West Ham suffered a second-half collapse on Boxing Day as they let a 1-0 lead at half-time slip, losing 3-1 to Premier League leader Arsenal. That defeat was the Hammers’ fourth successive loss in the league, leaving David Moyes’ troops down in 16th place, having collected just 14 points from 16 games this season.

Kurt Zouma is ahead of schedule in his return from knee surgery, but Maxwel Cornet’s recovery suffered a setback during the World Cup. Nayef Aguerd was part of the Morocco side that reached the semi-finals, but the center-back didn’t feature against France, sidelined by a combination of illness and injury. Aguerd only returned on Christmas Eve and wasn’t involved against Arsenal.

Gianluca Scamacca was also absent for the Boxing Day defeat to the Gunners with an ankle problem which may impinge upon his involvement this Friday. It’s difficult to include them in our soccer picks and parlays in any game based on showings across the campaign’s first half.

Moyes insists that he is looking upwards despite West Ham‘s disappointing spot in the table, with just two points separating them and rock-bottom Southampton.

Brentford: Decent Season

Brentford raced into a heartily deserved 2-0 lead against Tottenham but was also pegged back in the second half, settling for a point in a display Thomas Frank described as impressive. Brentford’s away record has been typical of a mid-table side. They’re 11th in the away standings with seven points earned from eight road games, remarkably their only victory being away at Manchester City just before the World Cup break.

Ivan Toney’s attacking firepower should keep the hosts’ defensive line busy, while the possibility of him playing right-back opens up the potential for fouls on wingers. Brentford is sitting 10th in the standings with 20 points to their name, while a four-match unbeaten streak should give them confidence as they make the short trip to the London Stadium.

There are a good number of Brentford players on the cusp of returning from injury; however, this clash may come too soon for them. Nevertheless, Ivan Toney has scored 12 goals in 17 competitive appearances this season, so if you’re betting online, you should back him to find the back of the net.

West Ham vs Brentford Head-to-Head

West Ham lost home and away to Brentford last season but may be able to stifle their confident guests enough to earn a draw this Friday. Four of Brentford’s last five Premier League matches have featured at least three goals. The Bees have drawn five of their last seven competitive games, with two ending 2-2. So while David Moyes’ side has been poor at home, the Bees have hardly been buzzing on the road. West Ham scored nine goals in eight home games, while Brentford netted ten goals on the road this term.

West Ham vs Brentford Match Information

  • Match: West Ham (4-2-10) vs. Brentford (4-8-4)
  • Location: Emirates Stadium, London
  • Day/Time: Friday, Dec. 30th, 2:45 p.m. ET
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West Ham vs Brentford Betting Lines

West Ham vs Brentford Picks & Prediction

Despite their poor run of form, West Ham enters this clash as slight favorites, priced at +105 on the three-way moneyline according to the latest soccer odds, while the goal line is set at 2½.

What we can expect from both sides is plenty of vulnerability in defense. West Ham and Brentford have conceded 14 goals in their last eight combined Premier League matches, and Brentford, in particular, has been involved in high-scoring affairs. These are not exactly perfect conditions for either team to return to winning ways, so we will avoid the ML and focus on the goals market.

West Ham vs Brentford Match Detail

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