Since losing 5-0 at home to Swansea City on the opening day of the season, the Hoops have done well in their matches against Chelsea, Tottenham, Manchester City and Norwich, although two points on the board is still a poor return and you can get a best price 6/5 (BetVictor free bets) about the home team bagging three points.
It’s likely that QPR are in a false position and three points would actually move them up to 16th in the table, with Bobby Zamora putting them ahead at White Hart Lane before Tottenham staged a comeback to win 3-1.
Wednesday’s home defeat to Reading in the League Cup will have slightly concerned Hughes from a defensive point of view, although it’s now crunch time and that man Zamora is a 6/1 chance (StanJames) to break the deadlock against another of his former clubs.
West Ham have eight points on the board after a strong start to the campaign, with Sam Allardyce’s team picking up a goalless draw in their last away game at Norwich. The Hammers would clearly be pleased with the same outcome in this match and the draw is a 9/4 chance (Paddy Power).
The visitors are yet to score on the road this term although the pressure is firmly on their opponents considering their sluggish start and 11/4 looks quite a lumpy price considering Ricardo Vaz Te and Carlton Cole will cause the home defence plenty of problems.
Kevin Nolan has three goals to his name already this term and bet365 offer a standout 10/1 that the scouser gets his team off to a fast start in this game.