West Ham vs Bournemouth Match Preview: Premier League

West Ham and Bournemouth badges with green background

West Ham and Bournemouth badges with green background

West Ham and Bournemouth will face off on Monday night as the pair meet for this Premier League clash at the London Stadium.

RealSport101's Harry Smith is on hand to provide a comprehensive preview of Saturday's Premier League battle, including team news, predicted starting XIs and predictions.

West Ham vs Bournemouth Team News

West Ham have four injury concerns ahead of the visit of Bournemouth on Monday night with Brazilian international Lucas Paqueta and versatile winger Maxwell Cornet among those unavailable.

Former Swansea midfielder Flynn Downes has impressed in the Conference League this season and is pushing for a starting berth in the Premier League, but expect Tomas Soucek to retain his place here.

Gary O'Neil will be without centre-back Lloyd Kelly and Welsh midfielder David Brooks for the trip to London with the pair both confirmed absentees for this Premier League clash.

Bournemouth will likely line up in a 3-4-2-1 system on Monday night with former West Ham man Ryan Fredericks starting on his less-favoured left-hand side at wing-back.

Confirmed Absentees

West Ham: Lucas Paqueta, Nayef Aguerd, Craig Dawson, Maxwell Cornet

Bournemouth: David Brooks, Lloyd Kelly

Predicted Lineups

West Ham (4-2-3-1): Fabianski; Johnson, Zouma, Kehrer, Cresswell; Rice, Soucek; Bowen, Benrahma, Fornals; Scamacca

Bournemouth (3-4-2-1): Neto; Smith, Mepham, Senesi; Tavernier, Cook, Lerma, Fredericks; Billing, Christie; Solanke

West Ham vs Bournemouth Score Prediction

West Ham will look to put daylight between themselves and the relegation zone when they take on Bournemouth on Monday night with the hosts sitting down in 17th place, just two points clear of all three teams in the drop zone.

David Moyes will remain confident ahead of Bournemouth's visit, though, with his Hammers having taken seven points from their last three Premier League matches at the London Stadium.

Bournemouth saw the first cracks appear in Gary O'Neil's stint as caretaker manager last time out as they were beaten 1-0 at home by a struggling Southampton side.

The Cherries, who were written off before a ball was kicked this season, were unbeaten in six Premier League games prior to that result and can move as high as ninth with a win in London on Monday.

Score Prediction: West Ham 2-1 Bournemouth

Harry Smith's Tip: Gianluca Scamacca (Anytime Goalscorer)

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