West Ham v Leicester

Managerial Merry-go-round

Last time West Ham played on a Friday night they were embarrassed by Br*ghton. Slavan Bilic survived the immediate chop, but has now been replaced by the man nobody seems to want as manager, David Moyes. I think Moyes gets a lot of unfair criticism. If he’d been given £200m to spend at Man Utd he may very well have won The Europa League. I don’t blame him for Sunderland either, they were a club in terminal decline.

Leicester have also changed their manager, bringing in Claude Puel. This has led to an ‘upturn’ in results, however they’ve played Swansea, Stoke and Everton. That’s half of the bottom six clubs. Yes, West Ham are also in the bottom six, but should Leicster be favourites to win away from home? In my opinion, no.

Shot Stats

Looking at Leicester’s shots stats, they rank 16th in Total Shots attempted, 13th in Total Shots on Target and 19th in Total Shots faced. They are below West Ham in all of  those categories. Leicester only beat West Ham on Total Shots on Target faced. They sit 15th in that table after conceding 56 Shots on Target. West Ham have conceded 61.

The Odds

With home advantage West Ham should be favourites here and around the 2.30 mark.

The Bet

This is a long term price game and I don’t believe Leicester win this matchup in over 30% of occasions. That means backing them in some form would show a profit at these odds.

BACK WEST HAM 0 ASIAN HANDICAP at 2.00 (Bet Victor)

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