Premier League Betting 21/22: West Ham vs Wolves Betting Preview

Written By Alex Blowers on February 26, 2022

We have one Premier League match on Sunday, and it’s a battle between the two least favored teams in contention to make the Top 4.

West Ham have struggled of late, grinding out a 1-0 victory over Watford, rescuing a point against Leicester City with an injury-time goal, and drawing 1-1 with Newcastle. David Moyes‘ side needs a big performance and three points here if they’re going to keep pace with Arsenal and Manchester United.

Their opponents are coming off a crushing defeat at the hands of Arsenal. Wolves snatched the lead 10 minutes in after Hee-Chan Hwang pounced on Gabriel‘s tame back pass. Bruno Lage‘s side stood firm and kept The Gunners at bay till the end of the game. Nicolas Pépé equalized on 82 minutes, and Alexander Lacazette grabbed a winner in injury time.

The defeat puts them six points behind fourth-placed Manchester United with a game in hand. Lage faces a race against time to pick his side’s spirits up and keep their UEFA Champions League dream alive.


The game is scheduled to kick off Sunday at 9 AM EST and will be shown live on USA.

For info on the other three midweek fixtures, check out the 2021-22 Premier League Matchday 27 Betting Lines, Analysis, and Tips.

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Premier League Betting: West Ham vs Wolves Betting Preview

*Odds Taken from DraftKings Friday, February 25th, 10 PM EST


CompetitionOpponentHome/AwayGoals ForGoals AgainstTotal GoalsxG ForxG AgainstTotal xGxG Difference
Premier LeagueManchester UnitedAway0110.31.82.1-1.5
FA CupKidderminsterAway213N/AN/AN/AN/A
Premier LeagueWatfordHome1010.70.31.0+0.4
Premier LeagueLeicester CityAway2240.71.32.0-0.6
Premier LeagueNewcastleHome1120.60.81.4-0.2
Total / Average Per Game6 / 1.25 / 111 / 2.22.3 / 0.574.2 / 1.056.5 / 1.62-1.9 / -0.47

Stats taken from FBREF

Premier League Betting: West Ham vs Wolves Betting Preview

Out: Vladimir Coufal (Groin), Andriy Yarmolenko (Personal Reasons), Angelo Ogbonna (Knee)
Doubtful: Manuel Lanzini (Calf), Arthur Musuaka (Knee),
Suspended: None
Coach: David Moyes

First-choice right-back Vladimír Coufal is out recovering from a hernia operation. Ryan Fredericks deputized last weekend against Newcastle but was pulled at halftime for Ben Johnson, who is likely to start this match.

The club have given Ukrainian international Andriy Yarmolenko time off to process Russia’s invasion of his home country. Arthur Musuaka is scheduled to take a late fitness test and could make the bench if he passes.

Manual Lanzini has recovered from his calf injury and could replace Saïd Benrahma or Pablo Fornals in the starting lineup.

Jarrod Bowen is undroppable at the moment scoring eight goals and laying on four assists in his last 12 appearances. Recent reports have linked him to a move to Liverpool and a call-up to the England national side.


CompetitionOpponentHome/AwayGoals ForGoals AgainstTotal GoalsxG ForxG AgainstTotal xGxG Difference
Premier LeagueNorwich CityHome011N/AN/AN/AN/A
Premier LeagueArsenalHome0111.01.82.8-0.8
Premier LeagueTottenhamAway2021.31.62.9-0.3
Premier LeagueLeicester CityHome2130.71.62.3-0.9
Premier LeagueArsenalAway1231.02.73.7-1.0
Total / Average Per Game5 / 15 / 110 / 24.0 / 1.07.7 / 1.9211.7 / 2.92-3.0 / -0.75

Stats taken from FBREF

Premier League Betting: West Ham vs Wolves Betting Preview

Out: Nelson Semedo (Thigh), Willy Bolly (Calf)
Doubtful: None
Suspended: None
Coach: Bruno Lage

Jonny Otto is expected to start at right wing-back after replacing the injured Nelson Semedo in Thursday’s disappointing defeat to Arsenal. I think that will be the only change we see from Lage.


I have a feeling Wolves will get something from this game. Their success this season has been built off a solid backline who have performed above expectations conceding the second joint lowest amount of goals at 20. I think they will frustrate West Ham’s offense, who have lacked intensity and struggled to break sides down recently.

Take Bruno Lage’s side in the Double Chance market.



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