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Get previews and reports for all West Ham United’s Premier League matches right here. We analyse the form, make West Ham United predictions and take a close look at the stats so you’re fully informed before deciding what to place your bet on.

West Ham United – Season Preview

Nickname: The Hammers
Stadium: London Stadium (Capacity 59,946)
Manager: David Moyes (SCO)
Last Season: 7th

Notable Transfers

Nayef Aguerd (Stade Rennais) €35m Andriy Yarmolenko (Al-Ain FC) Free
Flynn Downes (Swansea) €10.7m Ryan Fredericks (Bournemouth) Free
Alphonse Areola (PSG) €9.3m Mark Noble Retired
One to Watch: Jarrod Bowen

The winger’s rise from non-league obscurity seemingly shows no bounds. After joining West Ham for €21.3m in January 2020, the winger has flourished in London, amassing 17 goals and 13 assists in 50 appearances in all competitions last season. With another three years left on his contract, it wouldn’t be surprising if Bowen bettered those numbers and showed everyone why he’s one of the hottest properties in the Premier League.

Style of Play

Predicted Formation: 4-2-3-1

David Moyes has implemented a 4-2-3-1 formation since returning to the club in 2019, and it’s bought a lot of success. Thanks to Declan Rice and Tomas Soucek in the holding roles, the Hammers can defend in numbers before springing into attack, with Rice in particular very good at finding Bowen, Lanzini and Fornals in tight spaces. As is common in today’s era, the full backs provide the width and the service for the dangerous Michail Antonio.

First Five Fixtures

Man City (H) West Ham was one team of six that managed to draw with Man City last season. It finished 2-2 at the London Stadium.
Nottingham Forest (A) West Ham and Forest last met in the Premier League in 1999. On that occasion, the Hammers were 2-1 victors.
Brighton (H) Brighton secured an unbeaten streak against West Ham in 2021/22. They drew 1-1 in December and won 3-1 last May.
Aston Villa (A) Villa haven’t beaten West Ham in the Premier League since 2015. In the previous campaign, the Hammers scored six goals on the way to consecutive wins.
Tottenham (H) Heung-min Son bagged a brace on the way to a 3-1 win over West Ham when the sides met at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium last March.

West Ham Prediction: 8th

Although West Ham ended the season in a very respectful 7th position, Hammers’ supporters can be a little frustrated at finishing in the Europa Conference League. From Matchday four until Matchday 29, they were in sixth place or better and above the likes of Man Utd. However, only one win in their final ten fixtures halted their momentum. West Ham have been consistent under Moyes – they took sixth position in 2021 – but they’ve struggled to take the next step, making eighth a realistic target.

Can the Hammers upset the status quo and crack the top four this time around?

West Ham Top Four Finish: 12.00

(odds correct as of July 22, 2022 and subject to change)

Did you know? West Ham were originally called Thames Ironworks when it was formed in 1895, which is where the club’s two nicknames – the Irons & the Hammers – stem from.

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