Betting Spy: West Ham need a win to calm the nerves

Grant Prior 8 months ago
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All that new season hope lasted 19 minutes for West Ham fans at Anfield when the first of four goals went in.

At least the West Ham hot seat can't age him any more

Now a lot of sides will get a tonking from Liverpool this year.

But for a vastly experienced manager new Hammers boss Manuel Pellegrini made some baffling decisions.

Anyone with a claret and blue bone in their body knew that a central midfield pairing of Mark Noble and Jack Wilshere was a disaster waiting to happen.

Pace is not a friend of those two and sure enough they got over-run by Liverpool’s speedsters.

And as for playing a high defensive line?

Fair enough if you are Man City and no-one attacks you.

But this is West Ham. At Liverpool. Against Salah and Mane.

The Hammers are at home this Saturday to Bournemouth but I think I’ll just watch and pray rather than have a punt on that one.

I like the look more of Everton at home to a Southampton side who look like they could struggle this season and Leicester to get the better of Wolves who are shaping up to be a decent Premier League team but might need a bit longer to gel.

The double pays a shade over 5/2 which should hopefully make up for our blank first week.

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