The Hammers have had a solid summer so far, beating the likes of Cork City and Bournemouth, with Colchester doing the business against non league sides. It will be a real test for Jo Dunne’s men tonight, as West Ham are expected to name a strong line up.
Sam Allardyce’s men come into this match in a rich vein of scoring form so far this pre-season. The Hammers have netted 11 goals in three matches, conceding only two.
Despite Andy Carroll missing pre-season due to a heel injury, the likes of Kevin Nolan, Matt Jarvis and Mark Noble have been ever present. Bet365 price the away side at 1/2 (1.50) to win the match tonight.
Colchester played four matches in four days last week, as they looked to get right back into the thick of the action against non-league sides in pre season.
This is Joe Dunne’s first pre-season in charge after joining on a full time basis last September. Bet365 don’t give the U’s much chance though, pricing them at 4/1 (5.00) to inflict a first pre-season defeat on the Hammers. The same firm prices the draw at 3/1 (4.00).
You can expect Sam Allardyce, like he has with the other three friendlies, to take this game seriously tonight and take a strong squad across Essex. Allardyce chose to name two different teams in each half against Borehamwood, but opted for a more calculated rotation in the clash with Bournemouth.
A fantastic bet in this match is West Ham to be leading at Half Time/Full Time at 6/5 (2.20) with Bet365. This bet would have paid out in all three friendlies for the Hammers so far.
|West Ham Half time/Full time at 6/5 (2.20) with Bet365|
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