Premier League: West Ham United v Stoke City match preview

A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at Upton Park

West Ham United can continue their remarkable run in the Premier League, when they clash with Stoke City at Upton Park on Monday.

Few favoured West Ham to take any points from a home clash with Manchester City and a trip to face Newcastle United. But the promoted side defied the odds with a scoreless draw against the champions followed by a 1-0 victory at St James’ Park.

West Ham are sixth on the English Premier League table with 18 points, above the likes of European regulars Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal while Stoke moved to 12th place following a gritty 1-0 win over Queens Park Rangers last weekend.

KICK-OFF: Monday, 8pm

PAST THREE MEETINGS…

Stoke 2 (Huth, Higginbotham) West Ham 1 (Piquionne), FA Cup, March 2011

West Ham 3 (Ba, Da Costa, Hitzelsperger) Stoke 0, Premier League, March 2011

West Ham 3 (Parker, Da Costa, Obinna) Stoke 1 (Jones), Carling Cup, October 2010

STATS

West Ham midfielder Mark Noble has made more tackles than any other player in the Premier League this season, tallying 49 already.

The Hammers have been victorious four times in the last five games between these two sides at Upton Park.

The Potters’ next win in the Premier League will be their 50th in the competition.

ODDS

West Ham to win: 2.00

Stoke to win: 3.60

Draw: 3.20

TV: Live on Sky Sports 1 at 8pm

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