Two sides that still have an awful lot to play for this season will meet on Saturday evening as Wolverhampton Wanderers travel to the London Stadium to take on West Ham United. But, can the Hammers get anything from the game?
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There is a daunting task ahead of West Ham United over the final nine round of the season, as they face four of the top eight in the Premier League standings. There are also huge games on the horizon against Norwich City, Aston Villa and Watford, with these likely to be crucial in whether the Hammers remain in the top-flight. The Hammers were in terrible form before the break as they had won just once in six league games.
They are locked level on points with Watford and Bournemouth, and defeat this weekend could see them end the weekend as low as 19th. David Moyes has a job on his hands to keep the Hammers in the Premier League this season, and this is one of the toughest assignment for the first weekend back.
Wolverhampton Wanderers have been going under the radar all season, but they are in a prime position to fight for a place in the Champions League. They are just two points behind Manchester United and five behind Chelsea before the Premier League resumes. They have enjoyed an excellent season, as they have only been beaten on six occasions, which is the second fewest in the division behind Liverpool.
Wolves were in great form before the break as they were unbeaten in five, and had won two of their previous three. They will need to restart the season strongly if they have genuine hopes of finishing in the top four this season.
West Ham United vs Wolverhampton Wanderers Head To Head
The head to head record would indicate that this should be a close battle between the two sides, as West Ham have won 29 times, while Wolves have won on 21 occasions. There have been 14 draws in the past. However, Wolves have held the dominance since returning to the Premier League as they have won all three fixtures. Wolves have conceded just once over these three fixtures, and they won the match earlier in the season 2-0.
West Ham United vs Wolverhampton Wanderers Prediction
The visitors have shown throughout the season that they have genuine quality, but whether they have the consistency to finish in the top-four remains to be seen. However, they will return to action this weekend with a comfortable win over the Hammers.
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