Two of the dark horse contenders for a Champions League spot this season meet in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon. West Ham United are the hosts as they welcome Wolverhampton Wanderers. Both sides have shown strong form throughout the season, and the winner could firmly be in the hunt for a place in the top four.
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West Ham remain in a strong position to finish in a Champions League place this season, but they will need to get back into the form that we saw them in during the first half of the campaign. The Hammers are currently sitting in fifth, and are four points behind Manchester United.
Their recent form hasn’t been the best, as they have lost twice in their previous five, and have picked up just a win during that run of results. The Hammers were held for the second straight game in the Premier League last weekend, as they played out a 1-1 draw with struggling Newcastle United.
In truth, West Ham were fortunate not to have lost that game in the end, as the Magpies had the better chances throughout the second period.
Wolves are a team on the rise in the Premier League this season, and look to be an outstanding chance of achieving at least Europa League qualification. Bruno Lage has done a wonderful job since taking over in the summer, as he has made the Midlands side a more well-rounded team.
They have long been an outstanding defensive side, but they have been more clinical on the attack this term compared to last season. Their form over their previous five games has been excellent, as they have won four times, which includes last weekend’s crucial 2-1 win against Leicester City.
West Ham vs Wolves Head to Head
Wolves picked up a first win in three against the Hammers earlier in the season, as they claimed a 1-0 home success. The Hammers had won the previous two before that victory. Wolves last won at the London Stadium in June 2020, as they claimed a 2-0 success.
West Ham vs Wolves Prediction
These sides match up very closely, and cases can be made for this fixture at the London Stadium. However, Wolves just shade it for us, as they are on the up and have been in excellent form away from home throughout the season.
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