Stoke City will find it difficult to avoid defeat at West Ham United today

Undefeated West Ham United will head into their weekend fixture with Stoke City as the narrow favourites in what should be an interesting game at Upton Park. The Hammers won their first encounter of the new season against newly promoted Cardiff City and drew at Newcastle last week, and are yet to concede a goal in the Premier League this season. Stoke on the other hand, bounced back well from their unfortunate defeat at Anfield on the opening day of the season to beat Crystal Palace at the Britannia last week.

Sam Allardyce’s team are on an incredible unbeaten run of six games at home in the Premier League and certainly look to be the favourites to grab three points, a fact that the bookmakers seem to agree with, as William Hill, Paddy Power and Stan James all offer odds of 2.00 in favour of a home win.

Stoke City meanwhile have won just one match out of their last 14 top flight-encounters away from home and it comes as little surprise that the odds of Mark Hughes ending that run at West Ham are slender according to the bookies, with Coral and Stan James offering odds of 4.50.

A draw is priced at 3.50 via Bet365 and Bet Victor.

Updated: August 31, 2013 — 12:15 pm
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