A top eight finish is still not beyond us, despite only winning two of our previous 13 league outings.
Unfortunately, given that run of form, eighth is probably the highest finish we can hope for this season, which could be seen as disappointment after spending the best part of the season living the dream in the top six.
But a trip to Leicester should be an inviting fixture for Sam Allardyce’s men to build on the 1-0 win over Sunderland two weeks ago and put some more space between us and the bottom half of the table.
The possible return of Enner Valencia and Winston Reid will also be a huge boost for us, and would give us the opportunity to return to a full strength, attacking formation, which gave us so much success earlier in the campaign.
If you’re confident of a West Ham win and thinking of having a bet on the game, then make sure you take a look at Kick-Off.co.uk‘s stats below. Most of them point to a Hammers victory…
1. West Ham have won six, drawn seven and lost seven of their last 20 Premier League games.
2. In their last 20 away matches, West Ham have scored 1.1 goals per game and conceded 1.6 goals per game on average.
3. West Ham will be looking to win back to back Premier League games for the first time since December 7th.
4. The Hammers scored with their only two shots on target in their 2-0 win in the reverse fixture against the Foxes back in December.
5. West Ham are unbeaten in their last seven league games against Leicester, winning the last three.
6. Seven of these 10 league fixtures at Leicester have seen both sides finding the net.
7. Leicester have scored just three goals in their last nine Premier League games at the King Power Stadium and have gone five hours and 15 minutes since they lasted netted in front of their own fans.
8. In their last 20 away games, 14 of the 22 goals scored by West Ham have come from forwards, seven from midfielders and 1 from defenders.
9. Diafra Sakho has scored a league-high five headed goals this season, while only Graziano Pelle (25) has attempted more headed shots than the Hammer (23).
10. In their last 20 away games, 68% of the 22 goals scored by West Ham have come in open play, whilst 32% have come from set-pieces.
Fancy a bet on a second consecutive Hammers win this weekend? Head to KickOff’s Leicester v West Ham predictions page for everything you need.
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