West Ham gave themselves a Premier League survival lifeline on matchday 33 with a 2-2 draw versus Newcastle United. Still, David Moyes’ team allowed Newcastle United to come back twice in the game. If West Ham can claim a win on Wednesday night at home, they could give themselves enough room to stay up for next season’s Premier League campaign.
Burnley are coming off another positive result having claimed a 1-1 draw versus Sheffield United at the weekend. The Clarets are six points off of the top six and could qualify for the Europa League next season.
The home side have won three straight games when these teams have met over the last two seasons. Burnley have won back to back games against West Ham with both of those wins coming at Turf Moor. The Clarets won to nil both times. The last time Burnley visited the London Stadium, they lost to West Ham 4-2.
Sean Dyche’s team are unbeaten in four of their last five games against the Hammers with three of those ending in wins. With the top six not far off, Burnley are aiming for another three points against one of the Premier League’s bottom clubs. Dyche may not have a lot of high-calibre talent at his disposal, but has continually got the most out of his players. Can Burnley claim a third straight win versus West Ham?
Burnley have taken nine points from their last 18 possible. Just one of their last six games ended in loss as the Clarets posted a 2W-3D-1L record. The club have not scored many goals in those six matches bagging just four while conceding seven times. It is important to note that five of those seven goals conceded came against Manchester City.
West Ham have taken seven of their last 18 possible under Moyes. Last week was a significant step in the right direction for the club as they took four points from six against Chelsea and Newcastle United. Their game at home against Chelsea saw West Ham come from behind to claim a 3-2 victory.
The Hammers have blown hot and cold over the course of the season at home. Just 18 points from 48 have been taken at the London Stadium. They have posted a –4-goal difference with 30 goals conceded on their own turf.
Burnley have won three of their last five away games and recorded 19 points from 48 possible this campaign. The Clarets average less than 1.0 goals per game on the road having tallied just 15 in 16 road fixtures. Meanwhile, 26 have been allowed. Burnley have won to nil in their last two matches against West Ham outscoring them 5-0. Their last trip to the London Stadium ended with a 4-2 loss. Can Dyche get another win against West Ham?
Dyche has four players struggling with injuries heading into matchday 34 on Wednesday night. Full-back Matt Lowton is working his way back from a foot injury but is ruled out of the game. Jack Cork also has an ankle/foot problem and is ruled out of the midweek fixture. Dyche has stated it is a serious problem. Be Mee is recovering from a thigh strain while Ashley Barnes remains sidelined with groin issue. Mee isn’t expected back for some time and could end up being out until next season.
Moyes has three players on the injured list heading into matchday 34. Striker Sebastien Haller is listed at just 25% likely to be fit. He has a groin injury and is back in training but not fit enough to play. Felipe Anderson is also suffering with an injury of his own. Anderson has a thigh problem which was picked up in pre-match warmup. Haller and Anderson could both be fit to appear soon but Wednesday night’s game looks likely to come too soon.
Midfielder Robert Snodgrass remains out of action, however. He has a lower back injury that is keeping him out of the game.
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West Ham are in desperate need of a win to move away from the relegation zone. They are just four points above the relegation zone and a win with results going their way elsewhere would nearly give them the safety needed to remain in the Premier League. Back to back West Ham games finished with both teams scoring goals.
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Four of the last six matches between West Ham and Burnley ended with over 2.5 goals scored. With West Ham needing to get a win, they could throw caution to the wind to get a goal. It could leave them open at the back, giving Burnley the chance to get on the scoresheet. West Ham’s last two games in the league finished with over 2.5 goals tallied.
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Burnley striker Chris Wood found the back of the net the last time the two clubs played. Burnley picked up a 3-0-win winning both halves. The Clarets scored twice in the first half and once in the second period. The 28-year-old striker has scored 11 times in 27 Premier League games this season. Wood played just 21 minutes on matchday 33, but should get a longer run out versus West Ham.
The home side have won the last three games between the two teams. Wood has scored in the last three games these teams have played against each other. The New Zealand international loves to play against West Ham and will be hungry for a fourth goal in four straight games versus the Hammers.
West Ham are desperate for a win and over the last two games, have been difficult to defeat. They should have won at the weekend versus Newcastle United but capitulated on two occasions allowing the Magpies to gain a 2-2 draw. Wednesday night’s game should see West Ham get a draw once more as Burnley remain difficult to defeat.
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The match will be played at the London Stadium.
Matt Lowton, Ben Mee, Jack Cork and Ashley Barnes are all out.
Sebastien Haller, Filipe Anderson and Robert Snodgrass should be out.
The match kicks-off at 18:00 on 8th July 2020