Hammers happier after victory

  • Last Updated: January 12 2014, 18:13 GMT

West Ham have been eased for relegation after a torrid week following their 2-0 victory at Cardiff in the Premier League.

West Ham got back to winning ways with a vital three points in Wales
West Ham got back to winning ways with a vital three points in Wales

The Hammers bounced back after two terrible results in the FA and Capital One Cups to beat Cardiff 2-0 - and they have subsequently been pushed out to 21/10 to be playing in the Sky Bet Championship next season.

Cardiff are in the relegation places now on goal difference and can be backed at 6/5 (BetVictor) to remain there.

Crystal Palace are now no bigger than 8/15 at Boylesports to be relegated after a 2-0 defeat at Tottenham.

Tony Pulis' side missed an early penalty to take the lead at White Hart Lane and that now leaves them bottom of the table on goal difference.

Position Player Score
15 Norwich 20
16 Fulham 19
17 West Ham 18
18 Cardiff 18
19 Sunderland 17
20 C Palace 17

The Eagles are as short as 1/3 at BetVictor as Sunderland trounced Fulham 4-1 to move off the bottom. The Black Cats are 6/5 chances at Sky Bet for the drop.

The Cottagers are 7/4 to be relegated with BetVictor but 11/10 at Sky Bet and Boylesports as Rene Meulensteen's side struggle to find any consistent form.

Norwich are two points clear of the danger zone following a 2-0 reverse at Everton and their relegation odds are into 11/4 (Boylesports).

At the other end of the table, Manchester United avoided a fourth successive defeat and eased the pressure on David Moyes with a 2-0 win over Swansea City at Old Trafford.

William Hill think United will just miss out on the top four and they are 6/4 to finish fifth in the Premier League with the Leeds-based firm, who also offer the same price about them finishing the Champions League spots. United are currently nine points behind leaders Chelsea and four behind fourth-placed Everton.

"This could be the turning point for Manchester United," said spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.

"But the betting suggests it could still be heartbreak for Moyes' boys at the end of the season."

Manchester City are 6/5 favourites with Betfred ahead of Sunday's game against Newcastle with new leaders Chelsea, who won 2-0 at Hull on Saturday, trading at a best price of 3/1 (Paddy Power).

  • Posted at 1800GMT on 11/01/2014.