The final minutes proved to be a real nightmare for the players of Cardiff, who lost points in their last two matches exactly after goals in the final seconds. In this round of the Barclays Premier League the Welsh with their new manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer welcome West Ham. The legendary former Manchester United striker had more than an excellent career in Molde, where he became a champion of Norway twice and was approached by much stronger than Cardiff teams, but apparently decided to advance his career slowly. Cardiff is his second project in his coaching career and it is more than interesting whether he will achieve the same success as in the Norwegian Tippeligaen.
It is obvious that in his first match Solskjaer must find a way to boost the concentration of his players in the final minutes. Cardiff led by 2-0 to Sunderland in the 82nd minute of their match, but took only a point after the visitors equalized in the last second. The same situation happened in the next round when Cardiff played away versus the leader in the current standings Arsenal and the result in the 89th minute was 0-0. However, within the next three minutes they conceded 2 goals and missed the opportunity to take a valuable point in the battle for survival in the Premier League.
Anyway, some kind of revival is seen with the Welsh which can hardly be said for the visitors of West Ham. They have not won in seven straight matches and are likely to increase their series to eight. With just 5 points from their last 10 matches, West Ham deservedly is in the relegation zone. The team’s form is definitely bad and unlike the hosts in this game they can’t see any positive signs.
That’s why the proposal of the bookies for a home win looks really attractive. William Hill offers the best rate so far with 2.3, while the proposal of bet-at-home is 2.25 and that of bet365 only 2.20.