West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini will be reeling from the humbling 4-0 defeat to Oxford United in the Carabao Cup. Although there were a number of changes to the side, such a sizeable loss cannot be excused.
The Hammers will be facing a Bournemouth team who will equally be looking for a reaction after being knocked out by lower league opposition. Eddie Howe’s team lost 2-0 to Burton last night.
Pellegrini has four players unavailable for Saturday’s game in Ryan Fredericks (muscular), Manuel Lanzini (foot), Michail Antonio (hamstring) and Winston Reid (fitness).
West Ham’s Predicted XI To Face Bournemouth:
Fabianski, Zabaleta, Diop, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Rice, Noble, Yarmolenko, Fornals, Anderson, Haller
The Cherries have five players out of contention. Adam Smith (hamstring), Junior Stanislas (knee), David Brooks (ankle), Charlie Daniels (knee) and Dan Gosling (hip) are all absent.
Bournemouth’s Predicted XI:
Ramsdale, Stacey, Cook, Ake, Rico, Harry Wilson, Lerma, Billing, King, Callum Wilson, Solanke
The bookmakers have made Bournemouth favourites to come out with the three points. The South Coast side are 6/4 with Betfair to get the win with a draw 27/10 at BetVictor. A victory for West Ham is 37/20 with Unibet.
Predicted Score – 2-2