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PREM WEEKEND PREVIEW

WEEKEND PREVIEW

24th November 2017

West Ham face Leicester City on Friday night at the London Stadium and already the pressure is on.

Moyes might only be onto his second game since taking over, but he will know from Sunday's poor show at Watford, he has his work cut out.

With Hernadez out injured and Andy Carroll more intent on whacking the opposition these days, attacking options are limited. Unlike the visitors, who as well as England man Jamie Vardy have the likes of Mahrez, Okazaki and Gray supporting.

The Hammers have been unable to make this venue a fortress like Upton Park was and have already lost three from five - no draws.

West Ham are in the bottom three for a reason and defence is the main one. there were no signs Moyes had sorted out the issues under Slaven Bilic. They remain without Jose Fonte and James Collins and their experince is woefully missed.

Leicester look a punt at 17/10.

On Saturday, Stoke look massive to beat Crystal Palace who missed a chance to get three valueable points against hapless Everton last week despite leading twice. Stoke won't be so generous and can be relied upon to see off sides below them in the table. there was nothing wrong with the display at Brighton last time and this is easier.

Brighton head for Old Trafford and we have a sneaky feeling Chris Hughton's men can get a result. Lay United at 1/5 and back Brighton +1.5 goals on the handicap. United were out of sorts in Switzerland midweek and always struggle after Champions League games comparative to expectations.

We also like the look of Burnley - the layers continue to underate the Clarets yet they are 5/1 to beat a side at home who are just ahead in the table of them on goal difference. Crazy! On top of that Arsenal have won just one of their six away games!

Joe