This past calendar year could be argued to have been considered a mixture of positives and negatives for West Ham United.
Indeed, 2022 saw the impressive feats that David Moyes and the Hammers managed to achieve as part of their successful 2021/22 Premier League and Europa League campaigns, while the beginning of the 2022/23 season is perhaps one that needs a little bit of work and has started a little poorly.
There will have been many that will have found the Irons a top betting prospect because of what they had managed to achieve in the first portion of the year, although those that are now using a site like Betway where they can enjoy the very best football odds, as well as other sporting events including SA horseracing meets regularly, may have been disappointed with what they have seen from the Claret and Blue this time around just prior to the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
2022 Overall Form & League Standing
One of the reasons that many would have liked to have placed a bet on the Hammers over the course of the last 12 months was because of the strong showings Moyes’ group of players had managed to produce when on the pitch.
The club were able to obtain a seventh-placed finish in the Premier League after amassing a total of 56 points. This points tally included 16 wins and eight draws, however that did also mean West Ham suffered a total of 14 defeats, too. Nonetheless, punters who bet on the team using the markets available with Betway would have had some solace in the fact that they can wager on players like Jarrod Bowen, as he finished as the club’s top goalscorer with 18 goals = 12 of which came in England’s top division and saw him in contention of representing England at the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Furthermore, the Hammers were solid in Europe last season, as they managed to reach the semifinals of the UEFA Europa League before being knocked out by Eintracht Frankfurt, the team which would go on to win the tournament after defeating Rangers in the final.
However, a poor start to the 2022/23 Premier League campaign has made life a little challenging, even for those from a betting standpoint. It has become difficult to know whether to wager on them as there is no real consistency with the team and as a result, the Irons sit just one point above the relegation zone.
This bad start makes their overall standing for the year of 2022 look rather poor, as data collected by TransferMarkt shows that after a total of 35 games, West Ham would sit 13th in the league out of the 23 teams to have competed in 2022, with just 11 wins and six draws. A total of 18 defeats and a -7 goal difference (39 goals scored and 46 conceded) perhaps highlight how disappointing 2022 has been.
Will things improve?
Bettors who are keen to continue to follow the club – and naturally the West Ham faithful – will be keen to know whether Moyes and his side will be able to improve and return to the heights of last season. Of course, only time will tell, although there is no denying that the club will need to if they are to avoid a relegation scrap.