English Premier League -- Match Time：4/17/2018 03:00 Tuesday (GMT+8)
West Ham: Improved form and place over relegation zone (Recent form: L L L W D)
West Ham are 15th in the table with 34 points or 6 over relegation zone. The team is with 1 game in a hand, so can make even bigger gap. 2 or 3 more wins and the team will avoid relegation for sure and one of these wins can come today. The Hammers were in awful run of 3 consecutive huge loses in end of February and beginning of March. They lost against Liverpool with 1-4, Swansea with 1-4 and Burnley with 0-3. However, after the international break the team is showing much better performance. They smashed direct opponent in battle for survival - Southampton with 3-0 at home, while then in a trip to Stamford Bridge won an important point after 1-1.
Stoke: Awful form and place in relegation zone (Recent form: D L L L L)
Stoke City are 19th in the table with 27 points or 6 behind safe positions. They are in pretty bad position as there are only 5 games left until end of the season and the team will have to try to win every single game until the end of the season in order to keep some chances. In the last round lost against Tottenham with 1-2 at home, while in the last trip lost to Arsenal with 0-3. Lots of problems as currently are with 4 consecutive loses, also 9 games without a win in league. Last Premier League victory has been in January.
THE BETTING VERDICT:
After all, Stoke's form in the last 3 months is just awful and the team is under huge pressure as their chances to avoid relegation are small, while West Ham are in form at the moment. The Hammers beat with 3-0 Stoke in the first meeting this season and now a win for them is expected again.
West Ham vs Stoke City
Handicap Pick: West Ham -0.5 AH
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