West Ham United vs. Burnley – EPL, January 16, 2021

| January 14, 2021 11:34 am PDT

West Ham looks to continue a good run of recent form with another win against a Burnley team that has surprised a few opponents in the last few weeks.

The Turf Moor club has new owners and may well look to expand a threadbare squad in the January transfer window. But that will be too late to help with this fixture.

West Ham United vs. Burnley Odds

West Ham United to Win-124
The Draw+240
Burnley to Win+330

West Ham has not been overly convincing in the last month or so, but there has definitely been a better approach to games – and that is what could tell here. BetOnline has gone with the Hammers to win the game, and that should be the general consensus, given Burnley’s terrible away form.

West Ham United vs. Burnley Match Preview

West Ham’s most recent game against Everton was won by a very late goal from Tomas Soucek, but it was a perfect example of how this team has improved from the start of the season. David Moyes has been able to foster a real sense of team spirit at the club, and it is showing in the displays on the pitch.

Sebastian Haller has now left the club after a torrid time in the EPL, and it would not be a surprise if Moyes brings in another striker to help out Michail Antonio upfront. He should be fit for this one, though – and keeper Lukasz Fabianski should also be available after missing the Everton game.

There are no real injury worries for Burnley either, although Sean Dyche might have to make do without defender Charlie Taylor. Results have been much better recently for the Turf Moor club, with the defeat to Manchester United only the second in the last seven. 

A penalty shoot-out victory over MK Dons in the FA Cup might work as something of a distraction in the next week or so, but Dyche will know that the league campaign is the top priority. West Ham away is a tough fixture for Burnley, but it will also prove tough to beat.

West Ham United vs. Burnley Betting Pick

Pick
  • West Ham United to Win
    -124

West Ham should probably not get too carried away with recent results, but there are signs that the club could climb the table again and become part of the chasing pack below the main challengers for the Europa League spot. Three points here will be expected – and should be just about achievable for David Moyes’ side.

Dan Roberts
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