If you haven’t been paying too close attention to the individual seasons of Leeds or the Hammers, or checked out the standings, you’d likely come to the conclusion that West Ham are firm favourites. Indeed, it would appear that many bookmakers would agree with such Premier League predictions. But is that really the most likely outcome of this Premier League prediction weekend?
Quality Premier League tips predictions are all about those details – and while West Ham’s position at number eight while Leeds struggle to stay above relegation waters is relevant – it’s not the whole story. Join us while we break down everything you need to know for the smartest, most informed Premier League tips betting independent of the sway of the bookmakers.
There’s no better place to start with Premier League predictions today than with the home team. Although, considering their recent 3-0 mauling at the hands of Liverpool, you might not want to put too much stock into their home advantage. That said, Leeds have impressed performance wise in places. Their recent outing against Newcastle saw their opponents only just snatch a draw out of the jaws of defeat. Leeds really did look like the superior side on Friday.
Unfortunately though, the headline for any Premier League prediction today is that Leeds are yet to win a single game so far this season. Whether that will handicap or motivate them may be the primary question this Premier League prediction weekend.
The burning excitement surrounding West Ham’s sensational start to the season may have seen its ambers dulled in recent weeks, but they’re certainly not extinguished. And they remain very relevant to our Premier League predictions. They provided not just points but entertaining performances against Newcastle and Leicester, and then suddenly appeared to wobble a little.
It wasn’t quite a runaway train but one where the passengers may feel a little more nervous than the beginning of their journey, following dual draws with Crystal Palace and Southampton. They then suffered – in another respectable outing – their first loss of the season against Manchester United, despite the best efforts of a Mark Noble penalty and newcomer Kurt Zouma. Still, they remain a force to be reckoned with.
When it comes to analysing any head to head history between two long standing clubs, there are two main criteria people are interested in. One is their long-term stats: who has beaten who the most. In that regard, Leeds are ahead by quite some margin, winning 48 games to the Hammers’ 29. But what impact will that have on this Premier League prediction weekend? We would argue, not all that much.
What really matters for Premier League predictions today is really the last two meetings. The most recent one took place last season, while you would have to head all the way back to the 2011 Championship for another relevant encounter. And who won those pivotal contests? West Ham walked away with three points each time, winning 2-1 in 2020 and 2-0 in 2021.
As you can probably tell from our look at the standings and head to head outings, we think stats are absolutely vital to making the most out of your bets. No shot is guaranteed to land, but our statistical highlights can at least ensure you don’t have a crooked aim.
With this game being a surprisingly tough one for simple match winner predictions, we decided that the best value wager might actually be found elsewhere. Therefore, we have Patrick Bamford for anytime goalscorer as our prediction pick.
We think in order to best understand our Premier League prediction today, you first need to understand why we didn’t simply go with picking a match result. We think it’s because so much of it depends on the form of West Ham. If the Hammers show up on top form, then Leeds will have a very tough time resisting another loss. But the inconsistency of their opponents makes that one of the hardest Premier League predictions today.
That, alongside the upwards momentum of Leeds’ performance, means that this one might be too tough to call. In fact, if we had to, we might settle for a draw. However, we think there’s an even better tip out there in the form of Patrick Bamford as any anytime goalscorer. He’s been a glimmer of hope, even during miserable games, and the chance of him breaching the Hammers’ defense at least once is strong.