It is entirely expected and although the visitors will stick rigidly to 4-4-2, they create very few chances and I don’t think they will have enough to beat even a sorely out-of-sorts Hammers.
They need something in a big way so it will be an attacking game but they have played the same way all season and Sean Dyche doesn’t appear to have a Plan B.
The highlight for the home crowd will be the appearance of Reece Burke in his Boleyn League debut. He did well last week and given the chance he could mature just a tad more today.
There should be absolutely no problems but how many times have we said that this season. However, I’m sticking with a 2-0 home win.
I was interested to read Hugh’s piece about Sam failing to mention the match or team in his Evening Standard column.
I do a lot of media work and it is par for the course to preview matches as I am doing here. If the manager of the club chooses not to the only conclusion you can draw is that his focus is elsewhere and that is understandable.
I think the decision has been made to appoint a new boss for had it not been he would have been offered one by now.
There’s still loads of chat going on about it but for me it’s a give – Sam’s gone methinks!