888sport’s betting expert, Ed Nicholson, on how the bookies see West Ham’s clash with Derby County …
You lot should be happy Hammers! A 2-1 win at Coventry, having come from behind, should put a spring in the step of the fans heading to Upton Park tomorrow for the evening kick-off against Derby County. 888sport has the Hammers as favourites at a best industry price of 4/9. Derby are 15/2 to win and the draw is 3/1.
The ‘Sam Allardyce mantra’ has taken effect as West Ham have managed a joint-league-high eight clean sheets this campaign. 888sport has another clean sheet for Allardyce’s men tomorrow at 10/11.
The formbook doesn’t make good reading for Derby. The Rams have only won one of their last 19 trips to Upton Park in all competitions. That win came back in 2005.
The Hammers boast an impressive head-to-head record. They’ve won both of their last two league meetings with Derby, in the Premier League in 2007/08, netting seven and conceding just one.
888sport are offering a double of Sam Baldock to score and West Ham to win at 6/4. Baldock has scored four goals in his last three home league appearances for West Ham, so that might be well worth a flutter.
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