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Dec 162011

888sport’s betting expert, Ed Nicholson, looks ahead at Saturday’s clash with Barnsley…

The formbook makes for good reading for Hammers fans. West Ham have won their last four meetings with Barnsley in all competitions. 888sport has the Hammers as 8/13 favourites – an industry best price. The Tykes are 9/2 and the draw is 11/4.

West Ham have also netted 13 goals and conceded just one against Barnsley in the last four against them – one of the reasons West Ham are 1/7 to score at anytime. Sam Allardyce’s men are also 6/5 to keep a clean sheet at Upton Park, and 2/1 to win to nil.

Barnsley have shipped 31 goals this season – one more than they’ve scored! 888sport is offering 15/2 for the Hammers to win by 3 goals on Saturday.

Barnsley are winless in six trips to Upton Park, last claiming the victory in East London in October 1987. It finished 5-2 that day, and 888sport go 9/2 for West Ham to hit four or more.

Wrap up warm for this one Hammers fans!

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