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West Ham vs Wolves Prediction, Free Betting Tips & Odds

Date: 17 December 2023
Kick-Off: 14:00 UK, 15:00 CET
Venue: London Stadium
TV: Sky Sports Main Event

West Ham vs Wolves: Top free betting tips

West Ham face Wolves in the Premier League on Sunday 17 December with the Hammers looking to bounce back after losing 5-0 to Fulham last weekend. Is a bug still making its way through the West Ham squad or will they be fighting fit for the visit of Wolves? Our West Ham vs Wolves prediction is for a low-scoring affair and for Wolves to come away with something after West Ham exerted themselves in Europe on Thursday.

Match result prediction: Draw

West Ham blamed a bug for their dismal 5-0 loss to Fulham last week but they looked more like their usual selves on Thursday as they overcame Freiburg to win their Europa League group. West Ham have only won one league game after a European match this season so their form isn't exactly great with heavy legs. Wolves will look to capitalise on this but we don't think they'll be good enough to get all three points as their away form isn't great.

Total goals prediction: Under 2.5 goals

David Moyes will come into this game with one primary mission – to tighten up at the back after the hammering his side took last week against Fulham. Meanwhile, Wolves are at their best on the counter-attack but if West Ham don't come out to attack then they could find it difficult to break them down. Historically, this is a low-scoring fixture with under 2.5 goals being scored in the last four West Ham vs Wolves H2Hs.

Correct score prediction: West Ham 1-1 Wolves

We are going for a 1-1 draw and in reality, this is a result that both sides would happily take if offered. West Ham usually struggle for points after they've been in European action while Wolves have only picked up seven points on the road all season. Given the context of the match, we also wouldn't be surprised by a 0-0 draw.

London Stadium, home of West Ham | West Ham vs Wolves predictions
London Stadium, home of West Ham – Photo by Icon Sport

West Ham vs Wolves team news

West Ham predicted lineup vs Wolves

David Moyes went full-strength against Freiburg on Thursday night in a bid to ensure his side finished top of their Europa League group and it paid off. Moyes may now suffer the consequences of that as Edson Alvarez was forced off with an injury in the match and is unlikely to feature against Wolves. In more positive news, Alphonse Areola is fit again and he should come straight back into the starting lineup.

Areola – Coufal, Zouma, Aguerd, Emerson – Ward-Prowse, Souceck – Bowen, Fornals, Paqueta – Kudus

Wolves predicted lineup vs West Ham

The biggest news out of Wolves is the week is that Hwang Hee-Chan has signed a new contract with the club. The forward has been electric this season and he will be needed again, especially as Pedro Neto is still out injured. Rayan Ait-Nouri could be fit enough to play while Mario Lemina is also on course to play despite going off injured against Forest last week.

Sa – Semedo, Kilman, Toti, Dawson, Ait-Nouri – Lemina, Gomes – Sarabia, Hwang, Cunha

West Ham vs Wolves: What the fans think

Hammers fans happy with post-Fulham response

Wolves fans glad to have Ait-Nouri back

How far will Wolves fans travel to the London Stadium?

Wolves fans have a long journey from the West Midlands to West London to look forward to on Sunday. The total distance stands at 150 miles and it will take Wolves supporters around three hours if they are going via car or coach. To get there via train, Wolves fans will need to go from Wolverhampton to Stafford and then Stafford to London Euston. From there, they will then need to get on a train to Stratford.

West Ham vs Wolves: Tickets

West Ham vs Wolves isn't currently a sell-out with West Ham still offering tickets to supporters with a previous booking with the club. There are also hospitality tickets available to purchase directly through the West Ham website. Wolves were given an allocation of 3,000 for the match against West Ham and they have sold all these tickets to season ticket holders.

FAQs: West Ham vs Wolves

Who is the referee? The referee for West Ham vs Wolves is Chris Kavanagh.

Who is the Wolves manager? Gary O'Neil is the Wolves manager.

Who is the West Ham manager? David Moyes is the West Ham manager.

What was the score the last time they played each other? The last West Ham vs Wolves match finished 1-0 to Wolves.

Andy Delaney

Andy is a freelance sports writer with ten years of experience covering major sporting events across Europe. He has also been a season ticket holder at Old Trafford since 2008 and has visited over 40 football stadiums in the United Kingdom and abroad following the Reds.

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