Wolves vs West Ham – Doyle hopeful of starting spot

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Kevin Doyle expects to be fit in time for when West Ham travel to Birmingham in what is shaping up to be a crunch relegation match-up.

The Irishman missed Republic of Ireland’s match with Slovakia in mid-week, but Wolverhampton Wanderers fans will be delighted to hear that last season’s top scorer is ready to play.

Match Odds

The bottom two teams in the Premier League meet on Saturday knowing a win could possibly send them out of the relegation zone.

At home, Wolves command favouritism for this game and they are 5/4 to beat West Ham.

West Ham are yet to win away in the Premier League this season and this is reflected in their odds of 9/4 to win the match, but they enter the game unbeaten in four with two wins and two draws.

Avram Grant’s side are high in confidence and it’s not beyond them to come away from Molieux with three points.

Total Goals

Four of the five goals West Ham have scored this season have come from set pieces and they have been reliant on midfield talisman Scott Parker to drag them out of sticky situations.

Parker joins Frederic Piquionne as West Ham’s leading goalscorer on two goals and the two are 4/1 and 9/2 to score anytime.

Wolves are the top team in dropping points from winning positions in the Premier League and are 8/1 to be leading at half time and not win.

Kevin Doyle’s return will be beneficial to a side that has only scored seven goals in seven games and the Irishman is 11/8 to score any time.

Both teams are likely to be in and around the relegation zone come the end of the season and this game is already a crucial fixture in their seasons.

Wolves are 5/4 to be relegated. See the full Wolves vs West Ham match betting odds market here.

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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.