Hammers looking to make it three out of three

West Ham United v Burnley – Premier League – London Stadium – Sunday (2pm) – Preview

West Ham United boss David Moyes will be quietly confident of overseeing a third successive Premier League victory when struggling Burnley visits the London Stadium on Sunday.

Back-to-back victories over Brentford and Everton, scoring several goals along the way, have lifted spirits following a lengthy winless sequence and enhanced the Hammers’ chances of a top-seven finish to the season.

Moyes has been a man under pressure from sections of the support. Nevertheless, the East Londoners now reside in seventh place following their dramatic 3-1 win on Merseyside.

“I’m thrilled that we’ve got three points,” the Scotsman told www.whufc.com.

“I know from my history that it’s never easy to win here, especially when we went a goal down as we had to come from behind to get there.

“We had moments today that went for us – we saved a penalty kick and our goalkeeper made some brilliant saves during the game – but we had to score the goals as well and we got the chances and we took them.”

Burnley head to teh capital in all sorts of problems following last Sunday’s 2-0 defeat to AFC Bournemouth at Turf Moor.

The Clarets have found it hard going since returning to the top flight this season. They currently sit second from the bottom off the back of four straight defeats and are eleven points from safety with as many games to play.

A hamstring injury prevents Maxwel Cornet from featuring against his old club. The Ivorian aside, Moyes has a clean bill of health amongst his squad and is unlikely to change a winning formula. Goalkeeper, Alphonse Areola, the only change from Thursday’s Europa League clash in Germany.

Jeevesie’s prediction: West Ham United 2-0 Burnley


Brian Jeeves

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