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.

Match in Focus

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Hull v Lokeren

Home Win Draw Away Win
Key stats
  • Lokeren haven’t won in three away games this season
Expert verdict
Hull trail 1-0 from the first leg in Belgium and their Europa League form has hardly been convincing so far as they’ve won just one of three European fixtures. However, Lokeren could let the Tigers off the hook as they are far from impressive on the road, winning just seven league away games last term.

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