Neither of these teams will be too happy with how they have started this season. Sitting in 17th and 18th respectively, they are yet to find their best form and their lack of goals is a real issue. Both teams have had huge injury problems which will not have made life any easier, but they need to start getting results on board to kickstart a successful season. With the international break’s done and dusted both managers will now know a good run of fixtures here and building some momentum is vital.
West Ham v Wolves Bet Builder Tips
Under 2.5 Goals
This match sees 17th vs 18th face off with neither team having found their goalscoring boots yet. They are the two lowest scorers in the league, having scored just 3 goals each and having only 20 shots on target each, only Nottingham Forest and Bournemouth have had less. West Ham are yet to have a player score multiple goals for them this season and with 2 goals Daniel Podence is Wolves’ top scorer. David Moyes still doesn’t seem to know whether Scamacca or Antonio is a better option up front and this constant changing up front won’t be helping their goalscoring efforts. For Wolves, they have even worse issues up front, new signing Kalajdzic tore his ACL and Raul Jimenez was injured playing for Mexico and is apparently struggling to walk with a groin injury. Wolves did bolster their squad with Diego Costa being signed as an emergency option. Costa probably won’t be fit enough to start the match yet, so Bruno Lage will have to decide between Podence, Guedes or Hwang Hee-Chan as their man up top.
Both teams have struggled with goals this season and with Wolves also missing their two best strikers I don’t see this as a high scoring match; therefore I am backing under 2.5 goals.
Lucas Paqueta to have 1+ Shot on Target
West Ham’s record signing has started West Ham’s last 2 matches and looks to have nailed down his place in the squad. He managed a shot on target in both these starts, despite being subbed off in both matches. Signed from Lyon, he scored 9 goals in 30 matches for them last season and averaged 1.1 shots on target per 90 over the season. Paqueta is a very creative player and Moyes will hope he can add more of an attacking threat than West Ham have showed so far this season.
Wolves have left space for opposition players on the edge of the box a lot this season and Paqueta will be able to threaten from here. Both Paqueta’s shots on target this season have come from headers at corners. Wolves have given away the 4th most corners of any team in the league and have allowed 15 shots at their goal from set piece situations this season. This is just another opportunity for Paqueta to register a shot on target.
Ruben Neves to be Shown a Card
Ruben Neves is key to this Wolves team, but he absolutely loves a yellow card. 4 cards in his first 7 league matches and a yellow in all his last 3 matches shows how often he gets a booking. West Ham have only 2 players who have drawn more than 6 fouls, Antonio who has drawn 14 and Bowen who has drawn 18. Antonio drops deep, runs with the ball and can be a real menace for opposition midfielders. In West Ham’s last 6 matches, an opposition central midfielder has been carded 5 times and this clearly an area of the pitch in which West Ham win a lot of fouls and draw yellow cards.
Neves will be up against tough players in his position, an area of the pitch where West Ham often draw bookings and with his record so far this season, it would be no surprise at all if Neves was booked in this match, therefore I am backing him to be carded.
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How to watch West Ham v Wolves in the Premier League
📅 When is West Ham v Wolves? / Saturday 1st October 2022, 17:30
🏟 Where is West Ham v Wolves? / London Stadium (London)
📺 What TV channel is West Ham v Wolves on? / Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports PL