Preview - West Ham United vs Burnley 03 November 18

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Match Day 11
West Ham United vs. Burnley
Saturday, November 3rd 2018
23:00pm (GMT+8 Timing)
Stadium: London Stadium

West Ham United: 
Last five matches form: D W L L D
Average goals per match: 0.90
Average goals against per match: 1.50
Top Scorer: Marko Arnautović (4)

Last five matches form: W W D L L
Average goals per match: 0.60
Average goals against per match: 1.00
Top Scorer: James Tarkowski, Sam Vokes & Ashley Barnes (2)

Two sides without a win in their past three Premier League games clash at the London Stadium on Match Day 11 as West Ham United welcome Burnley to the capital.

West Ham United claimed a point in the reverse of this fixture last season, but were thumped 3-0 in this game. Burnley don't look quite the force they were last term though, whilst the Hammers have - at least at times - looked to be an improved outfit.

This West Ham Injury list doesn't seem to be getting any better as the weeks go by. Andriy Yarmolenko, Winston Reid, Carlos Sánchez, Manuel Lanzini, Jack Wilshere and Andy Carroll all remain in the treatment room whilst Mark Noble misses out through suspension. Nick Pope, Ben Gibson and Stephen Ward are out for the visitors.

West Ham have put in a few good performances this season, notably when winning at Everton and when seeing off Manchester United 3-1 here. They are a side who can be stifled on occasion though and have managed just the one goal in their past three games, drawing blanks against both Tottenham and Brighton.

Burnley have conceded nine and scored none in their past two league outings, with those fixtures coming against Manchester City and Chelsea though, they perhaps shouldn't be judged too harshly.

With so many injuries still, and an inconsistency to their form, we don't trust the Hammers to take the points here and see this one ending in a draw.

Prediction: West Ham United 1 - 1 Burnley


Half time: 1 - 1
Full time: 4 - 2
Shots:  18 - 4
Shots on target: 13 - 3
Corner Kicks: 10 - 4
Possession: 64% - 36%

Felipe Anderson was the only West Ham player to make his way into referee Roger East's notebook. James Tarkowski, Matthew Lowton, Ashley Barnes and Robbie Brady were all booked for Burnley.

A thoroughly dominant display from West Ham United here. Miles ahead in possession, total shots and shots on target, this really ought to have been a lot more comfortable than it was. Credit to Burnley, they didn't throw the towel in and levelled twice despite being under the cosh for most of this game. They were ultimately outgunned in the end though.

West Ham took the lead in the tenth minute. Simply terrible defending from James Tarkowski. Failing to deal with a simple ball back to him, he dithered and was robbed by Marko Arnautović. The Austrian racing through on goal to finish low past Joe Hart.

Burnley did improbably make it into the break on level terms though courtesy of an equaliser in the 45th minute. Ashley Westwood breaking quickly from midfield and playing Johann Gudmundsson in in the left-hand side of the box. Gudmundsson finishing well across the outrushing Lukasz Fabianski and into the bottom right.

West Ham were back in front in the 68th minute. Good move from left to right seeing Grady Diangana play in Felipe Anderson on the right. Anderson firing into the bottom right corner from the edge of the area.

Back came Burnley though and levelled again in the 77th minute. Robbie Brady sending over a corner from the left-hand side and Chris Wood rising highest at the edge of the six yard box to power a header into the left hand side.

The home side edged ahead again six minutes from time. Scrappy goal. Arnautovic's shot from the edge of the area being blocked into the path of Anderson whose own effort took a hefty deflection before finding the bottom right corner.

Still time for one more and it was the hosts who grabbed it in the second minute of stoppage time. Anderson lofting a long ball forward for Michail Antonio to chest into the path of Chicarito. The Mexican taking the ball into the area and finishing well into the top left.

West Ham move up to 13th, two places above Burnley.

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