West Ham will be hosting newly promoted side Norwich City at the London Stadium. The match is schedule for 31/08/2019 at 17.00 GMT.
West Ham kick started their premier league campaign with a humbling 5-0 defeat by Manchester City. They ended up with a 1-1 draw with Brighton followed with their first 3-1 win over Watford. Last week performance indicated a marked improvement in the team as they head into the game.
Norwich City on the other hand has proved to be a formidable side despite being newly promoted. Norwich started their premier league campaign with a 4-1 defeat at Anfield. However, Pukki was the man of the match with the 3-1 defeat to Newcastle. Last week, saw the 3-2 defeat at the hands of Chelsea.
West Ham vs. Norwich City Head to Head
Both teams have played 9 games together with West Ham winning 3 games and drawing 5 times. West Ham are part of the EFL Cup and will also be taking on Newport County midweek. Here is a sneak look into the teams last 8 encounters:
- Norwich 2-2 West Ham
- West Ham 2-2 Norwich
- Norwich 0-1 West Ham
- West Ham 2-0 Norwich
- Norwich 3-1 West Ham
- West Ham 2-1 Norwich
- Norwich 0-0 West Ham
- Norwich 1-1 West Ham
- West Ham 1-1 Norwich
West Ham Team News
West Ham will be without the services of center forward Albian Ajeti. Club record signing Sebastien Haller will be on course following a remarkable performance against Watford over the weekend. Signing Pablo Fornals will also be looking to mark a name for himself in the league.
The team will also use the services of Chicharito, Snodgrass, Yarmalenko, Lanzini and Felipe Anderson who have shown consistency from the start of the season.
Norwich City Team News
The team will be without the services of Zimmerman who serves a yellow card suspension in addition to a knee injury. Left winger Onel Hernandez is also serving a knee injury with center forward Josip Drmic also serving a hamstring injury.
The Canaries however will benefit from the services of Jamal Lewis, Adam Idah, Ibrahim Amadou and Timm Klose who are back in action. Teemu Pukki has maintained an amazing goal scoring form as one of the contenders of top goal scorers in the league.
Predictions and Odds
West Ham Win – 1.96
Total Over 2.5 – 1.51
Double Chance West Ham or X – 1.3
Both Teams to Score – 1.5