West Ham United v Manchester City Preview

January 6, 2017 | By

Bet365 - £200 Matched Bonus Bets for New Customers Registering an AccountEnglish FA Cup 3rd Round action Friday night comes from the Olympic Stadium and features West Ham United versus Manchester City.

View our Betting Preview, Tips, Predictions and Match Odds for the game which can be seen Live on BBC  1 High Definition with a scheduled 19:55pm (GMT) Kick Off Time.

West Ham United v Manchester City Preview, FA Cup, 6th January 2017

West Ham United have had a disappointing season so far and the only real chance of picking up any silverwear will be by winning this tournament, so I expect the club to be fully focused on the job at hand on Friday night when playing host against Manchester City.

The hosts head into this game on the back of two defeats in the league having lost 1-0 away against Leicester City and then 2-0 at home against Manchester United and it seems that despite the influence of world class act Payet, the club does seem to have lost it’s way recently.

Manchester City are having a good season so far and are still right in the hunt for the title race in 4th position of the premier league table.

Tottenham Hotspur’s 2-0 victory at home against Chelsea on Wednesday night has blow the title race wide open again and although the club’s main focus will be on that, they will still see this tournament as one they have more than a good chance of winning.

West Ham United Team News :

The hosts will be without the services of both Cheikhou Kouyate and Andre Ayew as both players have left for Africa Nations Cup duty. Diafra Sakho, Alvaro Arbeloa, Gokhan Tore, Arthur Masuaku and James Collins all remain on the injured list and will take no part.

Manchester City Team News :

The visitors will be without Fernandinho for this game as he serves yet another suspension for a wreckless red card offence. Skipper Vincent Kompany has returned back to training with the squad, but this game will have come too soon for his manager to risk him for this one.

West Ham United v Manchester City Head to Head Statistics:

Friday night’s game from the Olympic Stadium will become the 31st meeting between the two clubs over the years, of which Peterbrough United have won 14 times overall with 7 of those victories having came with home advantage.

Notts County have managed to secure 7 victories overall with 4 of those having came away from home and with the club having had a torrid season so far, those stats look unlikely to change in this game.

As we can see from our head to head to head statistics table shown below, the last five recent meetings shows nothing between the two clubs over recent years, with both clubs having secured two victories each and the remaining match having finished all square.

28/08/16 PRL Manchester City – West Ham United 3 : 1
23/01/16 PRL West Ham United – Manchester City
2 : 2
19/09/15 PRL Manchester City – West Ham United
1 : 2
19/04/15 PRL Manchester City – West Ham United
2 : 0
25/10/14 PRL West Ham United – Manchester City
2 : 1

Previous Average Goals Per Game Statistics

289 Goals have been scored in the previous 94 meetings between the two clubs and this provides us with an overall average goals per game statistic of 3.07.

126 of those Goals have came in the 46 previous matches played at the Boleyn Stadium and this generates us an average goal scoring statistic again of 2.74,

Based on both sets of data shown above it does seem to suggest that this game should see at least a couple of goals scored and the betting market Total Goals 2 or 3 looking a good selection to get on for this game.

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West Ham United v Manchester City Recent Form All Competitions (Left to Right)

West Ham United: W W W L L

Manchester City: W W W L W

Manchester City have a slight advantage on the recent form statistics having managed four wins and one defeat in their previous five matches played in all competitions, compared to West Ham United who have won three and lost two of their previous five matches played.

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West Ham United v Manchester City Match Betting Odds Market

West Ham United do have the all important home advantage for this 3rd round match and have a decent record against City in recent season’s so they will certainly fancy their chances of causing what would be a bit of an upset on Friday night at their current best price of 9/2 with Bet365 – Receive £200 Matched Bonus Bets when Registering a New Account.

The Draw is a current a best price of 31/10 with Ladbrokes – Receive £50 Free Bets when Registering a New Account and with there being little to seperate the two clubs over the previous five meetings, it could be a sensible idea to get something on the draw as your main cover option for this game.

Manchester City are having a good season and will see this tournament as the perfect chance to win a trophy this season and for me the visitors look decent enough value to win this game at a current best price of 4/6 with BetFred – Bet £10 & Receive £30 Free Bets when Registering a New Account.

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West Ham United v Manchester City Match Predictions, Banker Tips & First Goal Scorer Bets

West Ham United last won the FA Cup back in 1980, so the fans have had to wait a long time to their club get their hands on the coveted trophy since and unfortunately I think they will be waiting at least another year because with back to back defeats in the league prior to this game, I can’t see the hosts being mentally strong enough to have any chance of winning this 3rd round tie.

Manchester City have lost one from their last five league matches played of which they have won the other four and with their world class striker Sergio Aguero now back involved, the visitors look to have by far the stronger squad on paper for this game and should just do enough to book their place in the next round of the tournament.

Onto some predictions then and my Banker Free Tip for this game is going to be for Manchester City to Win as they head into this game as the team in form and with a far superior squad than that of West Ham United, their class should eventually overcome the West Ham United players and win this one by the odd goal or two.

My First Goalscorer Free Tip for this game will be for Sergio Aguero to Score the 1st Goal of the Game as it really is impossible to look anywhere else when you have a goal machine of his calibre in the starting lineup.

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