EPL Soccer Pick: Back West Ham +130 vs. Sunderland

Steven Suarez

Thursday, October 1, 2015 10:10 PM UTC

Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015 10:10 PM UTC

Sunderland have lost four consecutive matches as they get set to tangle with West Ham at the Stadium of Light this weekend. What are the soccer odds looking like for Saturday?

Odds Overview
Current soccer odds actually show West Ham as the narrow favorite for this weekend's clash at Sunderland. The Hammers are listed at either +130 or +135 depending on the book, leaving the Black Cats as approximately +215 to pick up the outright win on their home turf.


There's no nice way of saying it: Sunderland have been absolutely atrocious to start the season, as they can currently be found in dead last in the Premier League. They've only got two points to their name through seven matches, while posting a -10 goal differential.

You'd have to go back to late August to find the last time the Black Cats ended up on the winning side. Will their fortunes take a turn for the better here on Saturday?


West Ham
Whereas Sunderland have been a mess, West Ham have been excellent in league play. If you can believe it, they're in third place in the table, behind only Manchester United and Manchester City, a pretty amazing feat.

What's more, the Hammers have already topped Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City away from home this season. A visit to last-place Sunderland now awaits.


Premier League Pick
The Black Cats are going to be desperate for a victory because of this growing losing streak of theirs, and they'll have the obvious advantage of being at home.

Still, we see more value on West Ham in this situation. The Hammers have already recorded some downright stunning league wins away from home, and they're playing with immense confidence in spite of the tough environments. That bodes well for this upcoming trip to the Stadium of Light, a notoriously tricky place to play.....well, not recently, but you catch our drift. With that said, we look for West Ham as our soccer pick to continue their stellar start and earn all three points.

Predicted Final Score: Sunderland 1 West Ham 2

Premier League Soccer Pick: West Ham +130 at 5Dimes

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