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Nairabet Preview: West Ham United – Chelsea: Back Moyes’ side not to keep a clean sheet

08:35 GMT 08/12/2017
Cheikhou Kouyate West Ham Eden Hazard Chelsea
It’s been a torrid campaign for the Hammers so far and will face another struggle against their city rivals

Another London Derby between rivals West Ham United and Chelsea at the London Stadium will kick off the weekend’s Premier League action by lunchtime on Saturday.

It remains troubling times for the Hammers. Despite switching managers before the last international break in November, they are winless in their last eight league games and sit in 19th place on the table, three points from safety. Odds of (7.00) with Nairabet suggest this is going to be another struggle for West Ham.

The Blues had a disappointing week in Europe as they could only draw at home to Atletico Madrid and finish second in Group C, meaning their last 16 tie could be tricky. On the league scene, the reigning champions are third but 11 points behind current leaders Manchester City. Chelsea are favourites to claim derby honours at odds of (1.50).

The game ending in a draw is available at odds of (4.60) with the same betting firm.

Chelsea have won 16 of their last 22 Premier League games against West Ham, drawing four times and losing twice. This gives them the upper hand in the derby and are (1.14) to avoid defeat.

This fixture has seen goal action at both ends of the pitch in six of the last seven meetings. Seeing that again comes in at a nice price of (2.00).

The Hammers have conceded an average two goals since David Moyes took charge. The firepower of Antonio Conte’s men - led by the in-form Eden Hazard, might be too hot for them to handle. Punters can thus back more than two goals at (1.25) to surface in London while expecting West Ham not to keep another clean sheet at odds of (1.12).

Speaking of Hazard, the Belgian maestro has been involved in seven goals (four goals, three assists) in his last eight league encounters against Moyes’ side. He’s (2.50) to score anytime with Nairabet.