Watford v West Ham latest odds, news and free bets

West Ham recovered from an opening game defeat against Cardiff to win 1-0 at Doncaster on Saturday and the revival can continue on Tuesday night when they head to Vicarage Road. While the Hammers have recruited Sam Allardyce as manager, along with a host of experienced players for their promotion assault, Watford have seen Malky Mackay depart for Cardiff and…

West Ham recovered from an opening game defeat against Cardiff to win 1-0 at Doncaster on Saturday and the revival can continue on Tuesday night when they head to Vicarage Road.

While the Hammers have recruited Sam Allardyce as manager, along with a host of experienced players for their promotion assault, Watford have seen Malky Mackay depart for Cardiff and star striker Danny Graham has signed for Swansea City.

The bookmakers have the visitors as strong favourites for this game, offering a best price 5/4 (bet365 – £200 free bets)  that West Ham collect another maximum haul on the road which will propel them into the top six of the Championship.

Frederic Piquionne is a 13/2 chance to open the scoring in this match, although Allardyce might choose to rest the Frenchman and instead play Carlton Cole in attack, with Betfred (£50 free betting) offering 11/2 that the former Chelsea striker breaks the deadlock against a Hornets team beaten by Derby on Saturday.

Sean Dyche will be hoping that his team can bounce back from that defeat against the Rams, with Coral offering 5/2 about the home side who did race into a 2-0 lead at Burnley on the opening day of the season only to draw 2-2.

Chris Iwelumo (15/2 Betfred) and Marvin Sordell (7/1 Blue Square) are likely to continue in attack for Watford, who might struggle to pierce a Hammers defence that have conceded just one goal so far and it could be worth backing 1-0 and 2-0 correct scorelines in favour of the visitors.

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