Ace Hammers hotshot Guy Demel will be surely feeling the pressure this morning after defensive colleague Aaron Cresswell scored the winner during the Hammers Premiership clash with Newcastle United yesterday. 'Cressy' reported himself as 'buzzin' after the strike which most Hammers fans will tell you has been coming for some time as among his many talents, the tasty-footed left back is not shy about making runs into the box to provide options for his teamates. Latching on to Kouyate 'pass', he cooly slotted the ball into the Newcastle net.
Cresswell's goal was his first since arriving from Ipswich during the Summer outfit and brings him up alongside the prolific Ivorian in terms of career goals for the Hammers.
However, Demel will feel under pressure in terms of the goal per game ratio, as his own strike rate rests at one in seventy five appearances as an Iron.
Guy's frustration will surely be worsened by the form of on-loan Carl Jenkinson, who is keeping him firmly rooted to the bench - no place for a 33 year old hungry for goals. As a consequence, so far this season Demel has been restricted to a mere 4 Premiership appearances, one of which was as a substitute.
Cresswell, meanwhile, has played in all thirteen of the Hammers matches. Not surprisingly, Cresswell odds to score against West Brom on Tuesday is 9/1, with a brace priced at 80/1. Demel is quoted at the rather miserly odds of 14/1 to score. Joey O'Brien, another full back who will be feeling itchy right now, is quoted at 12/1 to score in a match he seems pretty likely to start from the bench.
We suggest borrowing a million quid and betting on neither Demel nor O'Brien to score.