Draw & Under 2.5 Goals Our Soccer Picks As Swansea Meets West Ham

Nigel Seeley

Friday, December 18, 2015 5:48 PM GMT

Two out of form sides clash at The Liberty Stadium and this is going to be anything but a Christmas classic. Join us as we analyze the Premier League odds board and give out our soccer picks.

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Free Premier League Pick: Draw +245; Under 2.5; No goalscorer
Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle

 

Swansea City vs. West Ham Utd
If Sky build up Sunday's clash between Swansea and West Ham as a "Super Sunday," then they should be reported to the trades description act.

There is nothing that is going be "super" about this match and if you have still got to go out and get some last minutes Christmas presents then I think you should pop out when this is on.

I really sound like a Christmas Scrooge this week, and this is supposed to be the time of cheer and goodwill to all men, so why, or why have Sky given us this dross to sit through?

 

Anyway, How Do We Make Money?
Well the first thing we don't do is getting involved in the general 2.10 with the majority of bookies available on the home side, which has come in as a late runner but, it could still walk away with the award for the worst price in 2015.

Swansea are without a manager and also without a win in their last SIX matches, a run which has seen them lose five of those games, and they are far too short a price against a West Ham team that have already come away this season with maximum points at Arsenal, Liverpool, Man City and Crystal Palace.

Those Hammers wins were at the start of the campaign and in recent weeks, well, they haven't been as impressive, and they also are struggling for some current form with no wins in six, but even so the 4.00 on an away win with BetVictor is a very big price and this one is a lot, lot closer than those soccer odds suggest.

The reason I'm not taking Slaven Bilic's side at that very tempting offer though, is their crippling injury list, which has seen them lose key men Winston Reid, Dimitri Payet and Diafra Sakho, and to travel to any club in the Premier League without that trio is a tall order.

The Hammers' have drawn four of their last five matches and at the 3.50 with Betfred, well, that is the soccer pick again in this one for two sides that are really struggling for any kind of form or confidence.

 

Final Analysis
This is another match that looks set to be tight, and in West Ham's last six matches, five of them have featured under 2.5 goals, and since Alex Song has got back in the team, Bilic's side has looked a lot more defensive compared to the free flowing side we saw on the road at the start of the season. At the 1.72, again with Betfred, that is also a bet that I'm interested in.

Last week the Hammers' drew 0-0 with Stoke, and that was back-to-back 0-0s for them. The Stoke match looked destined to be goalless after five minutes of play, and I have a feeling we could be in for more of the same again on Sunday afternoon and with the home side struggling for goals, failing to score in four of their last five home matches, no goalscorer looks a massive price at 9.50 again available with our friends at Betfred.

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