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Andy Gray exclusive: West Ham ready to hammer Stoke

by Sean Goff | November 18, 2012

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West Ham v Stoke, Live Sky Sports 1, Monday 8pm

Stoke are not good away from the Britannia. They are almost two different teams. At home you fancy Stoke to beat anybody but away from the Britannia they struggle. They haven’t won away from home this season and that won’t change on Monday night.

West Ham got a great victory at St James’ Park and Sam Allardyce will be in really good form and they should win at 21/20. Upton Park is a fabulous place to play night games at and the fans will be well up for it. Both 2-1 at 7/1 and 2-0 at 8/1 to West Ham represent good value. The Hammers to score exactly two goals is 5/2 in Paddy Power’s online betting.

When these sides last met in the Premier League in the 2010/11 season The Hammers ran out 3-0 winners and Arsenal are the only side to win at Upton Park this season in six games. Manchester City are the only side to keep them scoreless at home too and that’s decent form for the newly-promoted club.

Tony Pulis’ side haven’t won away in six games this season and actually haven’t picked up three points on the road since they beat Blackburn Rovers 2-1 at Ewood Park on January 2 this year.

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