WEST HAM – STOKE CITY PREMIER LEAGUE
Despite the bad season, West Ham should be able to achieve salvation without particular worries. The objectives at the beginning of the season were very different, but the level of the Premier League is very high and when things go wrong there is the risk of going back, something that could happen to the next opponents of the Hammers. The Stoke City in fact after seasons lived constantly in the middle upper part of the standings, in this league has collapsed and now has little chance of being saved. There are six points of delay on the fourth-last Swansea, which must recover a match, which is why a victory in this postponement would be essential to return to hope.
The problem is that West Ham must in turn certify its stay in the Premier League, and it is more in shape than Stoke City. After beating Southampton in a direct match that earned him double, West Ham hit a come-back draw against Chelsea thanks to a goal from the “Chicharito” Hernandez, now recovered from injury. Stoke City has lost its last four games. If the defeats with Manchester City, Arsenal and Tottenham can also be there, the one against the not exceptional Everton of the last period makes us think.
West Ham – Stoke City Prediction
The team coached by Paul Lambert then has several problems inside the locker room. The Spanish striker Jesé Rodriguez has not returned to England after the days of rest granted by the company to visit his sick child, and the club should put him out of pink. The other striker Berahino, a potential champion who has disappointed in the last two years, has come late to the training of the Under 23 and is now a coincidence. Afellay has long since been knocked out because, according to the coach, he has a negative influence on teammates.
The likely formations of West Ham – Stoke City
WEST HAM (3-4-2-1): Hart, Rice, Ogbonna, Cresswell; Zabaleta, Kouyate, Noble, Masuaku; Fernandes, Joao Mario; Arnautovic.
STOKE CITY (4-4-1-1): Butland; Johnson, Shawcross, Zouma, Martins Indi; Bauer, Allen, Ndiaye, Sobhi; Shaqiri; Diouf.