Stockport vs West Ham
England – FA Cup
Date: Monday, 11 January 2021
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Edgeley Park (Stockport).
West Ham are overwhelming favorites in Monday’s FA Cup tie against Stockport with the Hammers coming to this contest on the back of an impressive run in the English Premier League.
We might have said it and written it many times and we cannot start this preview without stating that this has been an unusual season on all counts. And West Ham is one of the teams on thick of the things with a brilliant run in the EPL. They are 10th in the league, but only 3 points behind the top four. Undoubtedly, this is their best spell since Slven Bilic fired them to Europa League back in 2015/16.
On the other hand, Stockport are playing their trade in the National League, their third successive season in the division since getting relegated to the sixth tier back in 2012/13.
They are doing well in their league, currently fourth with 7 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses from 14 games.
And in the previous rounds of the FA Cup, they defeated League One side Rochdale (2-1) and fellow National League side Yeovil on penalties.
However, this fixture is a big mismatch on paper and they are priced at 11.00 odd to bag an unlikely victory on Monday.
Meantime, the Hammers are priced as low as 1.25 odd, considering David Moyes may rotate and rest his key players for this fixture.
Stockport vs West Ham Head-to-head
The teams are meeting for the first time in an official football match.
Stockport vs West Ham Prediction
As we mentioned earlier, West Ham are too strong for Stockport and we do not see a surprise outcome on Monday night.
For the sake of better odds, we will back the Premier League side on Asian Handicap -1.5 goals, currently 1.94 odd.
However, the best bet for this FA Cup match in my opinion is the over 2.5 goals valued at 1.60 odd. It is true that West Ham see a lot of under 2.5 goals in the EPL, but Stockport is a team way behind the Premier League standards.
Stockport vs West Ham Betting Tips
West Ham -1.5 Asian Handicap @ 1.94 odd
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.60 odd.