01 January 2020 live
David Moyes takes the West Ham United reigns after the club registered a fourth defeat from their last five Premier League (PL) matches as they lost 2-1 to Leicester last time out. Four of their previous five PL defeats have now seen both teams score, as have three of the last four H2H losses they’ve suffered versus Bournemouth.
At home, the ‘Hammers’ are winless in their last six matches, but did see both teams score in every fixture. Their two home victories this term came via a 2-0 scoreline, and their last four PL wins have involved a clean sheet – as have their previous two competitive H2H home victories.
Bournemouth travel here after winning just one of their last nine PL fixtures (D1, L7), with five of the previous six producing less than 2.5 goals. On the road they’ve won just three times this league campaign (D1, L6), mainly due to scoring an average of just 1.0 goals per PL road trip so far.
With the visitors conceding an average of 1.4 goals per PL road trip also, their games have been tight – four of their previous five PL away defeats came by a slim one-goal margin, as did two of their three PL away wins this season.
Players to watch: Sébastien Haller (WHU) netted the opener in the last three PL games he’s scored in. Meanwhile, four of the six league goals Harry Wilson (BOU) has scored this term arrived before half-time.
Stat attack: There’s been over 1.5 first-half goals in three of West Ham’s last four home games.
There’s been a goal after the 75th minute in Bournemouth’s last four away games.
Five of the last six H2Hs saw both teams score – three of those meetings saw the opener netted within ten minutes.
What time is kick off?
The match begins at 18:30.