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West Ham United vs Stoke City Match Preview
It will be a battle for Premier League safety as West Ham travel to a woefully out of form Stoke. This West Ham United vs Stoke City fixture will be played at the volatile London Stadium on Monday, April 16. Both sides are looking for vital points to ease their relegation worries, so check out our West Ham United vs Stoke City prediction and betting tips.
West Ham United
Nearly a month ago, West ham looked out of sorts and on the brink of a massive collapse as they were humiliated 3-0 at home by Burnley. Such was the ferocity of the loss that there were so many protests from the fans and numerous pitch invasions. However, the Hammers improved and picked up four points in their last two games improving to 14th ahead of this West Ham United vs Stoke City fixture. They are six points above the relegation zone with six games left to play (34 pts, W8, D10, L14). They are not yet sure of their safety, but there is better hope of survival now than it was a month ago. The 3-0 win at Southampton and a creditable draw against Chelsea have certainly improved their prospects and a home win will give them cushion over the bottom three.
It is not so rosy for Stoke who find themselves in neck deep trouble ahead of this West Ham United vs Stoke City fixture. They start this encounter 19th in the league, having played 33 games (27 pts, W6, D9, L18). They remain four points behind safety, but are in no form coming into this match. The 2-1 loss to Tottenham Hotspur last weekend meant they have lost their last four league games and are without a win in nine games in the league. Away from home, their form is even worse as they haven’t won in the league on the road since October. Incidentally, that 1-0 win at Watford was their only away win of the season. In 11 games since then, they have lost seven and that form doesn’t augur well in their battle for safety.
West Ham United vs Stoke City H2H
Most of the recent encounters between these sides have been drawn with five of the past seven ending up stalemates. Both sides won one game each of the remaining two.
West Ham United vs Stoke City Team News
David Moyes could be without seven players with the likes of Michail Antonio and Winston Reid still out. Manuel Lanzini and James Collins are also a major doubt.
Charlie Adam will be suspended for this game while Lee Grant and Eric Choupo-Moting are out injured.
West Ham United vs Stoke City Probable Lineups
West Ham United: Hart (GK), Rice, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Zabaleta, Kouyate, Noble, Masuaku, Mario, Fernandes, Arnautovic.
Stoke City: Butland (GK), Johnson, Shawcross, Zouma, Pieters, Bauer, Allen, Ndiaye, Sobhi, Shaqiri, Diouf.
West Ham United vs Stoke City Prediction
Stoke City are looking out of depth as we near the end of the season. A win will be very crucial for the visitors, but the hosts have lost only one of their last six home league games. It will be a huge surprise if West Ham lose. We are backing a home win or draw in this game.