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.

  • Premier League
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.