West Ham v Stoke odds : Home win attracting plenty of attention as Hammers look strong at Upton Park

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Upton Park has become something of a fortress in recent seasons and there is no doubt plenty of teams will will come unstuck against the Hammers this season.

This time Stoke City travel to inform West Ham United looking to build on an impressive week for the club.

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New manager Mark Hughes saw his side come from behind to beat Crystal Palace 2-1 last weekend for a first Premier League win of the season, a result that was followed up a by 3-1 over Walsall in the Capital One cup.

While the 1-0 loss to Liverpool is now a distant memory, Stoke’s away form is not and Hughes will need to be at his tactical best to end a run of just one win on the road in 14 games.

Hughes task could be made easier as he welcomes back Wilson Palacios following illness although the former Wigan and Spurs man is likely to start on the bench with Marc Wilson continuing in the defensive midfield role.

Kenwyne Jones is pushing for a start after a mid-week hat-trick in the League Cup win over Walsall. The striker could replace Peter Crouch in the starting line-up after a barren opening to the season.

Hughes has confirmed that Jack Butland, an unused substitute against Walsall, will leave the club in a bid to get some first team football with Oussama Assiadi could feature after making his debut midweek. Jaime Ness misses out.

West Ham meanwhile have been impressive in their opening two fixtures, keeping clean sheets on their way to a win over Cardiff at Upton Park and a point away to Newcastle.

They continued their fine form midweek with a 2-1 league cup win over Cheltenham and while their defensive line may have been breached it was offset by a first league goal for the in-form Ravel Morrison.

Morrison is pushing to start on Saturday although it’s more than likely that Hammers boss Sam Allardyce will use the former Manchester United trainee from the bench.

The two sides drew 1-1 at the same venue last season and give West Ham’s start Hughes would settle for a similar result this round.

The action gets underway at Upton Park at 15:00 GMT.

Trevor Keane is an Irish based sports writer and the author of Gaffers, 50 years of Irish Managers and Running through Walls, the Dave Langan Story.