West Ham vs Wigan – Season defining game for the Hammers

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It’s the biggest game in the race to avoid relegation from the Premier League this season, but West Ham’s recent form against the relegation candidates suggest Wigan can expect something from the game.

West Ham have taken just two points off the three promoted teams at home and Wigan are 11/4 to beat the Hammers.

Match Odds

West Ham have been rocked by the news Mark Noble will be out of action until the new year.

Scott Parker has been struggling with a chest infection and was a doubt for the game but in Noble’s absence, it seems certain Parker will be thrust into the first team as West Ham look to their talisman to inspire victory.

West Ham are 1/1 to beat Wigan and Avram Grant knows that his job is on the line if his side fail to win.

But Wigan have problems of their own after losing Hugo Rodallega to suspension and the strikers loss could be the contributing factor to a West Ham win.

Total goals

Both attacks have scored just 21 goals between them this season and many people will be expecting a tight low scoring game at Upton Park – under 2.5 goals is available at 4/5.

But last season, West Ham followed a 3-0 defeat at Liverpool with a 3-2 win at home to Wigan and Hammers fans would love to see a repeat of that scoreline which is priced at 25/1.

Scott Parker was also a doubt for that game last year before returning to inspire his side with the winning goal and the West Ham captain is 5/2 to score any time and drag his team out of the mess they currently find themselves in.

With so much at stake for these two teams in terms of Premier League survival, neither will want to lose and the draw is priced at 12/5.

A £10 stake on West Ham to win by two goals would return £60. New customers can sign up here for a free £10 bet.

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Robbie Morris
Robbie Morris

Robbie studied sports journalism at the University of Gloucestershire, an establishment chosen for its proximity to Cheltenham racecourse, where he was a season ticket holder. Upon graduation, Robbie was a contributor to GolfPunk, a national magazine aimed at ridding golf of its traditionalist image, before joining the news.ladbrokes team.