West Ham expected to move in 2015

WEST HAM have been named as the preferred bidders to take over the Olympic Stadium in east London, although it is unlikely the venue will be ready to reopen before August 2015.

Hills are betting on when the Hammers first play a competitive match at the Olympic Stadium and 2015 is the 5-4 favourite followed by 2016 at 5-2. It’s 10-1 for West Ham to first host a game before the end of 2014 and a date of 2018 or later is just 2-1 with many hurdles still to overcome before the athletics venue is ready for football.

Punters can get 5-6 that West Ham play a Uefa European match in Stratford within five years of moving out of Upton Park and the same price not to mix it with Europe’s strongest teams, while current boss Sam Allardyce is 11-10 not to be manager by the time United first play a competitive match at the Olympic Stadium.

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Aston Villa v Southampton

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  • Aston Villa have scored just five goals in 11 league games
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Aston Villa’s run of six straight defeats ended with the 0-0 draw against West Ham, but that result means they’ve still scored just once in seven outings. Meanwhile, Southampton show no signs of slowing down after a fast start. Saints have won eight of their last nine league games and haven’t conceded in their last four.

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