After an encouraging 10th place in the Premiership last season, ‘Hammers until I die’ fans may be tempted by the 3000/1 quotes to be Champions next season; but surely even recent record signing Andy Carroll can’t score enough goals to elevate them to such heady heights.
At the other end of the scale, the 9/1 quote for them to be relegated looks about right, and Sam Allardyce’s men should be too organised to get involved in the foot-of-the-table scrap.
Hammers fans may have confined their close-season punting to games like ‘Game On’, but there is more than just one football related slot at your favourite online casino. With the 2013/14 season beckoning it’s tempting to find some value footy bets as well as keeping up with slots like ‘Shoot’ and ‘Soccer Safari’ to keep your heart thumping with adrenaline.
The most interesting bets revolve around where in the table West Ham will finish and, considering they finished 10th last year, the quote of 11/4 to finish in the top 10 again looks way too big. They’re 4/11 to finish in the bottom half of the table for which there will surely be no takers.
For fans that think their team may excel themselves this time around, the Hammers can be backed at 16/1 to finish top of the pile excluding Man United, Man City, Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham and Liverpool; or for anyone thinking they might reach an even loftier perch 33/1 is the price for a top 6 finish.
Another interesting bet is the 9/2 to finish top of a select group that is completed by Newcastle, Southampton, Aston Villa, Swansea and West Brom.
Quotes of 50/1 for both the FA Cup and League Cup might prove entertaining, but for punters who need a short-term fix West Ham are even money to win their opening game at home to Cardiff, 9/4 to win their second game at Newcastle, and 11/10 to win their third game at home to stoke. A tasty treble may be the answer.