West Ham will be eager to wrap up a tremendous week when they host Leeds on Sunday afternoon.
After reaching their first European final since 1976 following their 1-0 victory over AZ Alkmaar on Thursday evening, the Hammers will be in a buoyant mood.
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Although it has been a dispiriting campaign on the domestic front, the Hammers are all but safe, and they have a far superior goal difference compared to the teams around them.
Leeds, on the other hand, are in a quagmire, and you imagine they will need to pick up at least a point if they are going to keep themselves afloat.
Sam Allardyce will return to his former employers, and he will have been encouraged by what he saw from his players in their 2-2 draw at home to Newcastle last week.
But will we get fireworks from West Ham or will Leeds pick up all three points? I have dived into the markets and picked out a couple of betting tips to accompany the preview for this fixture.
West Ham to edge it in a thriller
They may have to dig deep against Alkmaar, but the Hammers are just 90 minutes away from getting their hands on some silverware, albeit Fiorentina will be standing in their way in Prague.
In the meantime, David Moyes’ charges will want to salvage some pride from what has been an underwhelming league campaign, although the recent 1-0 win over Manchester United will have lifted spirits.
Leeds are generally entertaining to watch, but they are quite porous at the back, having conceded eight goals in their past three league outings.
Intriguingly, this clash has hit the Over 2.5 goals section in each of the past three meetings, and it could well be another frenetic encounter.
And with West Ham at home, I fancy them to sneak it. For my first pick, I have gone with the East London outfit to take all three points and BTTS, a price that is available at 17/5 with William Hill.
Michail Antonio to apply the finishing touches
Time and time again, Michail Antonio has been invaluable to West Ham, and he has popped up with some important goals.
While he hasn’t been as prolific as he may have liked, netting just five times in the league this term, Antonio is more than the sum of his parts.
There is never usually an inch lost between West Ham and Leeds as they tend to be fiery, but Antonio never shirks away.
While Pablo Fornals took centre stage against Alkmaar, Antonio could well apply the finishing touches and wrap up the victory over Leeds.
For my second pick, I have gone with Antonio to net the final goal of the game, which is trading at 8/1 with bet365.
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