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However, back-to-back defeats have started to bear fruit on my West Ham theory. Their bubble is in danger of bursting when it comes to a top-six finish.
By the time West Ham kick-off on Monday Night Football, they could’ve sunk to seventh place.
And this is the last place you want to go at the moment. Burnley are in bouncing form, culminating in a jaw-dropping 4-0 win at Wolves which was completely and utterly deserved in every department.
Plus, Sean Dyche’s men are notoriously very hard to beat at Turf Moor, fans or no fans, losing just three of their last 12 fixtures.
It’s easy to forget Burnley themselves qualified for Europe two seasons ago. A lot of things fell into place that season, mostly keeping a fit group together with a consistent performance level.
Judging by their last five games, they are back at that top-eight performance metrics. In that period, they have beaten Wolves and Everton
and are averaging two goals a game while posting 13.8 shots per 90 minutes. It’s front-foot football being played with a purpose.
They are a massive price to register another victory. And I’m happy to throw in the chance of the game producing more than two goals.
All of Burnley’s last five fixtures have gone over the 2.5 line whilst West Ham games have been very high scoring of late, averaging 4.4 goal per-game. Combine a home win and over 2.5 goals
After losing 4-0 to West Ham, next up came a clean sheet in a 1-0 win over Fulham.After shipping three at Brighton, next up came a clean sheet in a 1-0 FA Cup win over Crystal Palace.
After losing 3-2 to West Brom, next up came a clean sheet in a 1-0 FA Cup win over Chorley.Again, after losing 3-2 to West Ham, next up came a clean sheet in a 1-0 win over Fulham.