Premier League In Focus – West Ham vs Burnley Preview

When? Saturday 10th March, 15:00 (UK)

Where? London Stadium

What channel is it on? West Ham vs Burnley will not be televised live in the UK

Are tickets still available?

West Ham - http://www.eticketing.co.uk/whufc

Burnley - SOLD OUT

Where can I stream the match? N/A

HEAD-TO-HEAD
Last five meetings: West Ham W4, Burnley D1
Premier League meetings: West Ham W5, Burnley W1, D1
All-time meetings: West Ham W36, Burnley W31, D18

WEST HAM

Predicted line-up: Adrian; Rice, Ogbonna, Evra; Zabaleta, Kouyate, Noble, Cresswell; Antonio, Arnautovic, Lanzini

Unavailable: Fernandes (Injured), Carroll (Injured), Masuaku (Suspended), Obiang (Injured), Byram (Injured), Reid (Injured)

Doubtful: Ogbonna (Illness), Collins (Injured)

BURNLEY

Predicted line-up: Pope; Lowton, Mee, Tarkowski, Ward; Gudmundsson, Westwood, Cork, Lennon; Barnes; Wood

Unavailable: Brady (Injured), Walters (Injured), Defour (Injured)

Doubtful: Heaton (Injured), Arfield (Injured)

PREDICTION
West Ham have been dragged back down into the cut and thrust of this season’s battle to beat the drop after suffering a comprehensive defeat away at Swansea last week. That 4-1 loss in South Wales means it is just one win from their last six league matches - a run of results they will need to put a stop to and soon if they are to stay up.

They will look to earn a vital win this weekend when they play host to a Burnley side who ended their own barren run of results with a win over Everton last weekend. That win sees them close the gap on Arsenal in sixth and further improves their hopes of an unlikely European adventure next season.

Burnley will be boosted by their return to winning ways and will now look to build on that when they make the trip to the London Stadium on Saturday. The Hammers on the other hand need to bounce back after that loss to Swansea and their fans will be hoping they can at least earn a point for their troubles.

MEMORABLE MEETING
The first ever Premier League meeting between these two sides served up a fantastic eight goal thriller at Upton Park, one that saw West Ham come out on top by five goals to three. It was a game that saw five different Hammers get on the scoresheet in what was a great advert for attacking football in this division. Neither defence came away with any real credit due to the amount of goals that were shipped between them, but it was the home side that came away with all three points as Burnley returned to East Lancashire empty handed.