Nigel Pearson’s champions elect were battered by Brighton last time out and the Royals can bound back into the play-off places with a win.
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The Royals have endured a miserable return to the top flight but their decent record against the Hammers and a recent upturn in form suggest they are a value punt at Upton Park.
The man who brought the title to the Etihad has been sacked, but his former players can get over their FA Cup humiliation by giving the Royals a hammering.
With no wins and barely a goal between them recently, Saturday’s clash at Craven Cottage doesn’t promise much, but the home side’s superiority should see them through.
The Premier League’s bottom two face the reality of relegation this weekend and in a tough match to call, backing the one in-form striker on show makes plenty of sense.
The Latics have been cut to 3/5 to be relegated after defeat to West Ham on a weekend when all their fellow strugglers picked up points.
Shaun Curran (belatedly) mulls over the ramifications of the Iron Lady’s passing as he returns with another three big-priced punts for bwinbetting readers.
Carrow Road is the Premier League’s home of under 2.5-goal games and the Canaries can ease their relegation worries by beating Reading in another low-scoring affair.