Bournemouth tests their mettle against West Ham United on September 28, 2019 in Round six of the English Premier League.
Bournemouth has become a fixture in the Premier League 10 years after they went into administration. It was about a decade ago when Bournemouth was preparing to play in League Two but since Eddie Howe took over the club, he’s led the Cherries back to the Premier League.
Bournemouth spent heavily during the previous summer but they remained a team that stayed in the middle of the pack. The club started their season well but were unable to sustain their pace because of their inconsistency. This past summer, the spending wasn’t like in previous years with Howe choosing to maximize the existing talent level he has on his team.
Bournemouth ranks 8th in the EPL with a -1 Goal Difference. The club has scored a total of eight goals this season which puts them in a tie them for 6th overall. The Cherries have conceded 9 total goals, tied for 16th overall, in five games played. Bournemouth also ranks 14th in the EPL with three assists to boast.
Callum Wilson leads Bournemouth with three goals scored on the season. Midfielder Harry Wilson has also scored two goals for Bournemouth while forward Joshua King has found the back of the net once this year. Ryan Fraser and Diego Rico each have an assist for Bournemouth while goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale has 17 saves but has allowed nine goals in only five appearances.
West Ham United
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West Ham United
West Ham United are one of the eight English clubs who have never played below the second level of the English Football system. They have played in the top flight in 61 out of the 93 Premier League season. However, they have never won the Premier League/Football League First Division and their highest finish ever was 3rd in 1985-86. As for the Second Division, they’ve won it twice and they also have three FA Cup victories.
Last season, Manuel Pellegrini had varied results in his maiden season as in charge. They were very inconsistent throughout the season but finished strong and in the upper half of the final table at 10th place. Pellegrini hopes that he could carry the momentum to this current season and help them finish better. West Ham enters this game as the soccer betting favorite to beat Norwich City.
West Ham United ranks 8th in the EPL in Goal Difference at -1. They have scored a total of six goals on the season which ranks them 9th in the league. West Ham United has allowed seven goals in five matches and they are tied for 10th in that category. West Ham United’s three assists this term is tied for 14th overall.
Bournemouth is currently 9th in the EPL table with a record of 2-1-2 SU in their first five assignments. They were held to a 1-1 tie against Sheffield on opening week and then they won against Aston Villa in their second outing. Bournemouth lost two in a row to Manchester City and Leicester City before producing a 3-1 win over Everton in their last outing.
West Ham is one rank higher at #8 in the Premier League standings. They are 2-2-1 SU on the season and have not dropped a match since losing 0-5 to Manchester City in week 1 of the season. West Ham United is coming off a scoreless draw against Aston Villa in their Round 5 assignment.
Head to head, Bournemouth leads the series between these two teams with four wins in nine matches played. West Ham United has three wins and these teams played to a draw in two other matches. Bournemouth has not lost in their last five meetings, going 2-3-0 during that period, winning 2-0 in their last meeting last January 19, 2019.
I think both these teams are evenly matched and are in good form right now. However, I think West Ham United is playing better as they have not dropped a match since opening week.