West Ham will host Wolves this Sunday in another crucial Premier League fixture.
Venue: Olympic Stadium (London)
West Ham have conceded an average of 1.5 goals per game across their last eight PL home games.
The Hammers have conceded 34 goals this season. No side currently in the top ten have conceded more goals than they have (level with Man United).
Wolves are unbeaten across their last four PL games played on a Sunday (W3, D1) – a run that includes three clean sheets.
The visitors have beaten no side in the PL more often than West Ham (W6, D1, L4).
Ahead of the round, only two PL sides picked up fewer than West Ham’s 32 yellow cards (1.23 on average).
Head to head
Both sides have met 11 times in the Premier League. Wolves have the upper hand with six wins while West Ham have only four wins (D1)) in that period.
Latest performances in all competitions
West Ham: D-D-W-W-L
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West Ham welcome Wolves Wanderers to the London Stadium on Saturday after as they lock horns as the race for top-four continues.
With two points in their last two matches, West Ham lost their place in the top four to Manchester United and dropped down to the sixth position three points behind Arsenal in fifth place and having played two games less than the Hammers.
Their recent poor run of form would be a major cause of concern for David Moyes as they continue their quest to improve upon their sixth-place finish last season.
It is no secret that the Hammers have greatly improved under the Scottish tactician. This season they have looked like genuine top-four contenders, leading more traditional names such as Manchester United and Arsenal along with Tottenham Hotspur in points for most parts of the season.
With the season winding down, David Moyes would be keen to avoid defeat against a Wolves team who trail them by two points and game in hand. A win for Moyes’s team will mean they keep their chances of breaking into the top four alive.
Meanwhile, they will have to win this game without the services of Vladimir Coufal (groin injury), Manuel Lanzini (Achilles injury), and Angelo Ogbonna (knee). Meanwhile, Arthur Masuaku is in a race against time to be fit for this match.
Possible West Ham starting line-up
Lukasz Fabianski; Ben Johnson, Craig Dawson, Kurt Zouma, Aaron Cresswell; Declan Rice, Tomas Soucek; Jarrod Bowen, Pablo Fornals, Said Benrahma; Michail Antonio.
Injured: Vladimir Coufal, Manuel Lanzini, and Angelo Ogbonna
Doubtful: Arthur Masuaku
Wolves travel to Stratford, London to face West Ham United as they continue their rise up the Premier League table.
January was a wonderful month for Wolves as they won all their matches within the month, picking up twelve points from a possible twelve.
Their impressive run of victories in January saw them move from the lower half of the table into the Europa League places. They currently occupy seventh position, six points off Manchester United in fourth position, having played a game less than the Premier League powerhouse.
In contrast to January, February has not been a good month for Bruno Lage and his boys as they lost their opening two games. First, they were kicked out of the FA Cup by bottom-placed Norwich City followed by a loss to Arsenal.
As the season approaches its closing stages with 13 games left to play, Bruno Lage will be looking to end the month on a good note against West Ham and hope for better fortunes in March as his team looks to improve upon their dismal 13th place finish last season.
The Portuguese coach will be without Nelson Semedo for this tie after the fullback sustained a thigh injury in their last game. Wily Boly is back in training but may not be able to play this game.
Possible Wolves starting line-up
Jose Sa; Max Kilman, Conor Coady, Romain Saiss, Fernando Marcal; Ruben Neves, Leander Dendoncker, Rayan Ait-Nouri; Hee-Chan Hwang, Raul Jimenez, Pedro Neto.
Injured: Nelson Semedo
Doubtful: Wily Boly
West Ham 1-1 Wolves