West Ham vs Stoke Soccer Prediction Today
Just like last season, West Ham has been threatened by relegation, improved performance throughout the year and now trails in the final stretch meeting the latest commitments imposed by the Premier League table.
Eventually he arranges a reason to devote himself a little longer. That was what happened last Sunday, April 8, when the team started a 1-1 draw at Chelsea at home to extend their six-game losing streak to their London rivals.
With that, he reached 34 points (eight wins, ten draws and 14 losses) completing the day in the fourteenth place. The scoring does not allow the team to be completely free of the relegation threat, but started the day at number 34 with six points ahead of Southampton, who opened the sticking region. It is a relatively comfortable front in a zone of the classification where the teams present low income.
This should make the experienced coach David Moyes maintain both the style of play and the base of the team that has been working. Even because it has many medical problems that significantly reduce your options. Defender James Collins (12 games in the 2017/2018 English Championship, one goal), Aaron Cresswell (30 games, no goal) and Winston Reid (17 games, no goal) are in the ward; Michail Antonio (21 matches, three goals), Samuel Byram (five matches, no goals), Manuel Lanzini (21 matches, three goals) and Pedro Obiang (20 matches, two goals); and striker Andrew Carroll (12 games, two goals).
The situation at Stoke is much more delicate. Accustomed to settling comfortably in the middle of the standings table and staying there throughout the season, the team reaches the end of the dispute in 2017/2018 dipped in the relegation zone. With 27 points (six wins, nine draws and 18 losses). It is the nineteenth (penultimate place).
In this journey, you will have the advantage of entering the field knowing the results of all rivals. However, this little changes at the time of coach Paulo Lambert set the game strategy. After all, no matter what happens to opponents, victory is considered a must.
Winning has been a rare occurrence at Stoke. It has not happened since January 20 when, at home, the team scored 2-0 at Huddersfield. He made nine appearances thereafter suffering five defeats – including the four most recent games – and drawing four times.
Faced with a modest cast in quantity and quality, Lambert’s work becomes even more complicated in the face of the limitations he has to climb the team. Socks Graham Adam (11 matches in English Premier League 2017/2018, no goal) and Ibrahim Afellay (six games, no goal) are suspended.
The casualties are even more bulky considering that the goalkeeper Lee Grant (three games) are in the infirmary; defenders Konstantinos Stafylids (six games, no goal) and Kevin Wimmer (17 games, no goal); and striker Maxim Choupo Moting (30 games, five goals).
Soccer Prediction of the Day West Ham vs Stoke
The slow pace with which West Ham has played most of their matches opens space for a more risky guess in the confrontation of Monday by the Premier League.
Prediction Today: Stoke