It’s officially squeaky bum time for David Moyes and his happy Hammers.
West Ham have punched above their weight as impressively as Manny Pacquiao this season and are still within reach of a memorable top four finish.
But it’s not going to be plain sailing for the east Londoners over their last five fixtures.
Injuries to the heartbeat of their team have seen the goals begin to leak over April, and Burnley are the next side looking to put a dent in the Good Ship Moyes.
Who takes the spoils in Monday night’s claret derby?
Check out our top Odds Pick and Long Shot here.
|Fixture||Burnley v West Ham United|
|Date||Monday, May 3, 2021 at 20:15|
|Where||Turf Moor, Burnley|
|How to Watch||Live on Sky Sports|
Our Top Odds Pick – Burnley to win – 19/10 with bet365
You know when a side is simply ‘due’ a result? Well, Burnley are due a win at Turf Moor.
It’s been eight home matches since Sean Dyche has been able to celebrate a Burnley victory, dating back to a 3-2 win against Aston Villa in January.
This is unlike Dyche’s Clarets.
Chris Wood’s inspired hat-trick at Wolves last weekend has seen Burnley escape relegation once again (pretty much), and we can sense the shackles coming off on Monday night as Dyche tests a leaky West Ham defence.
The Hammers have conceded eleven in their last five and could be running out of gas at the final hurdle.
The omissions of Declan Rice and Michail Antonio through injury look set to continue to hurt West Ham.
Our Long Shot – Chris Wood first goalscorer – 9/2 with Betfair
How many goals could a Chris Wood score if a Chris Wood could score goals?
Well, three inside the first half last weekend, as the Kiwi humbled Nuno’s Wolves defence.
That’s moved the 29-year-old into double-figures for Premier League goals this season and we don’t think he’s quite done just yet.
With the Hammers conceding eight in their last four away matches, we think Wood is a prime candidate to continue his surprising form and strike early on Monday.
Please note that all odds are correct at time of publication and are subject to change.