West Ham may well have picked up their first points of the season last week but they are still a country mile away from being a quality team, they are destined to struggle this season.
West Brom plods along as usual. never achieving anything above mediocrity but they are fairly strong at home and will look at this game as one in which they can take maximum points.
WBA stats over last 20 home games
Home wins 5
Home Losses 10
8 of the last 20 WBA home games have been over 2.5
9 of the last 20 WBA home games both teams have scored.
WBA have scored first in 8 of their last 20 home games
WBA have conceded first in 11 of their last 20 home games
WBA have scored in 12 of their last 20 home games
West Ham stats over last 20 away games
Away wins 5
Away Losses 10
14 of the last 20 West Ham away games have been over 2.5
10 of the last 20 West Ham away games both teams have scored.
West Ham have scored first in 6 of their last 20 away games
West Ham have conceded first in 12 of their last 20 away games
West Ham have scored in 13 of their last 20 away games
It is difficult to look beyond a home win here, West Ham is still a poor side despite beating Huddersfield and against a team like West Brom on their home turf, it will be an uphill battle for the Hammers.
Therefore the best value bet in this game is