West Ham vs Manchester City Odds – Friday 6th January 2017 – 19:55 – BBC One
West Ham are 18/5 with the draw at 3/1 and Man City are 7/10
Betting tips and match preview | FA Cup
West Ham welcome Manchester City to the London Stadium in the third round of the FA Cup, with the big boys now entering proceedings.
Slaven Bilic’s side come into this match on the back of a narrow defeat at home against Manchester United 2-0.
The game was marred by the sending off Sofiane Feghouli, with Mike Dean adjudging serious foul play in a challenge with Phil Jones.
It was a poor decision which was more worthy of a yellow, with both players committed to playing the ball.
United capitalised through goals from Juan Mata (63) and Zlatan Ibrahimovic (78), with the Hammers finally succumbing.
West Ham have had a poor season so far, but there are signs that they have turned the corner, despite this latest defeat.
It consigns Slaven Bilic’s side to successive defeats in the Premier League, after going on a run of three successive wins.
West Ham will be looking to seek a reprieve in the FA Cup, they don’t come much tougher than Manchester City though.
The Hammers head into this fixture as the underdogs, despite home advantage and their good recent form.
West Ham will be looking to register their first win in three matches against Manchester City.
Slaven Bilic’s men will be looking to draw on the win in 2014, where the Hammers prevailed 2-1 at Upton Park.
Pep Talk Of The Town
Guardiola’s side come into this match on the back of a 2-1 win against Burnley the day after New Years Day.
Another red card was awarded in this game, with Fernandinho sent off for the third time in six matches for a two-footed lunge.
Sergio Aguero and David Silva were on the bench for the first half, but were summoned to help struggling City in the second half.
Gael Clichy (58) was the unlikely scorer for City, with Sergio Aguero (62) helping ten men City to a 2-0 lead.
Ben Mee (70) scored Burnley’s only goal to halve the deficit, Pep Guardiola’s post match interview soon took centre stage.
The Spaniard was visibly annoyed in the post-match interviews, refusing to answer any questions about Fernandinho’s sending off.
Manchester City still remain on Liverpool’s coat tails, with just two points separating second and third place.
Same Again For Pep
The match against West Ham sees Manchester City emerge as favourites, with the Blues having already beaten the Hammers this season.
Given the slight pressure on Guardiola, it is not a game he will want to lose but it doesn’t take much priority in City’s congested season.
Pep will be looking for City to continue their overall record against West Ham, with 45 wins, 16 draws and 33 defeats in 94 games.
Both teams are 8/13 on to score. The first goalscorer odds for West Ham are Andy Carroll at 15/2 with Simeone Zaza and Dimitri Payet at 9/1. For Manchester City, Sergio Aguero is at 100/30 with Gabriel Jesus at 9/2.
The last time that these two sides met Manchester City won 3-1 and the odds of the same result are 11/1.
West Ham vs Manchester City Odds
Tip 1 – Jesus to score first @ 9/2
Tip 2 – West Ham to win 2-1 @ 14/1