An under pressure West Ham United are hoping to make home advantage count when they face Huddersfield Town on Monday night.
Slaven Bilic's side suffered defeat in each of their opening three league matches, but with the Hammers on home soil for the first time this term, the East Londoners will be determined to put their poor start to the season behind them with a win against the team from West Yorkshire. The hosts can be backed at 19/20 (1.95) with Genting to make a welcome return to winning ways in this one.
David Wagner's men, however, will offer a tough test, for Huddersfield have enjoyed a superb start to the season; the Terriers have taken seven points from their first three Premier League matches and are yet to concede a goal in the top flight.
Wagner was named as the Premier League's manager of the month for August on Friday and the 45-year-old German would love to cap a fine few days with a win against West Ham; the Terriers can be backed at 16/5 (4.20) to beat Bilic's side, while Genting go 5/2 (3.50) that the visitors preserve their unbeaten start to the season by picking up a point at London Stadium.
There is plenty of pressure building on Bilic ahead of this crucial clash and the home side's struggles at both ends of the pitch is sure to be a significant cause for concern for the Croatian. The Hammers have hit just two league goals so far this season, and Genting offer 16/5 (4.20) that the hosts draw a blank against Huddersfield, while the same firm offer 6/4 (2.50) that the Hammers, who have leaked 10 league goals so far, concede the opening goal of the game - a selection that would have landed in all three of the West Ham's league matches thus far this term.
Goals, however, may not flow freely, for there have been fewer than two goals scored in Huddersfield's last two tussles in the top tier, while West Ham were 1-0 winners in five of their first six domestic victories on home turf last term.
Huddersfield are chalked up as an 11/2 (6.50) chance with the odds compilers to win to nil, while the same firm also go 11/2 (6.50) that the Terriers lead at both half time and full time - a selection that would have landed in both of the league matches that Wagner's men have won this term.
Defensive discipline could hold the key to Huddersfield's hopes of success in East London and with the hosts seemingly bereft of belief, there is every chance of a tight tussle.
Genting go 3/4 (1.75) that there are fewer than three goals in this game, while the same firm go 10/11 (1.91) that either team fails to find the net; that particular selection would have landed in five of the six league games that these teams have contested between them thus far and, so, the 10/11 (1.91) quote for the trend to continue could well prove profitable for punters on this occasion.
|No to "both teams to score" at 10/11 (1.91) for a 1pt stake with Genting|