Swansea City vs West Ham – Premier League Match Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips
Boxing Day doesn’t give us lots of derbies this year. Most of the fixtures which will be played on the 26th of December feature a big team against a smaller one, which means we have to look at other games for excitement.
We have found one game which is bound to produce good football – where Welsh team Swansea host West Ham United.
Swansea City vs West Ham – 26/12/2016
FT Result: Swansea 2.70 or 17/10 Draw 3.40 or 12/5 West Ham 2.80 or 9/5
Total Goals Over/Under 2.5: Over 1.75 or 3/4 Under 2.05 or 21/20
Both Teams To Score: Yes 1.61 or 8/13 No 2.20 or 6/5
Swansea’s season isn’t going very well so far. The team is sitting 9th, with 12 points from 17 games and a 20-37 goal difference. The team has the leakiest defense in the entire league, which is the main reason why they can’t gather points – since their attackers usually do their job.
They’ve won their last two home games, 3-0 vs Sunderland and 5-4 against Crystal Palace, as well as their last encounter against West Ham – although that one took place in London. The team is in great need of points since a win could mean that they’ll start 2017 outside the relegation zone.
Meanwhile, after a disastrous start this season, West Ham have slowly remembered how to play the game and are now sitting 13th, with 19 points.
They’ve only lost 1 of their previous 5 games, a 1-5 defeat against Arsenal, and are coming in Wales after two straight league wins with the same scoreline, 1-0.
A 19-31 goal difference also shows us that their games usually feature lots of goals, just as we expect to happen on Boxing Day.
Swansea vs West Ham Betting Tips
That being said, we think an over 2,5 goal bet is the best idea of the night since both teams have rather leaky defenses. A “both teams to score” bet is also a very good idea, while we think that 1X bet should be considered here.
Both Teams To Score & Over 2.5 Goals @ 2.00 or 1/1 with 138
Total Team Goals – Swansea Over 1.5 @ 2.20 or 6/5 with 138