West Ham vs West Bromwich Albion
England – FA Cup
Date: Saturday, 25 January 2020
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Olympic Stadium (London).
West Ham plies their trade in the Premier League, while their opposite number are a part of the Championship. On top of that the former have the home advantage, and have been superior in recent h2h clashes. Likely, West Ham are in line to deliver a win this weekend.
West Ham vs West Bromwich Albion Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last time these two met, West Ham won 2-1.
- 13 of the previous 16 games saw West Ham staying unbeaten.
- It’s been 17 years since West Brom have won at this stadium.
- The previous seven encounters at this stadium had goals from both teams.
West Ham vs West Bromwich Albion Match Preview
West Brom may not be hell-bent on securing a win this Saturday. They may give a good effort for it on the pitch, but won’t be willing to sweat blood for it.
The reason being – the team had missed promotion the last season, as they failed to make it to the top-two (which would have meant a direct entry into the PL), and were eliminated by eventual winner Aston Villa in the semis, that too by penalty shootout.
This time though, West Brom are placed at the top of the table, and will be keen to stay there till the end of the season. They won’t want any needless distraction at this point, which might sway them off course.
West Ham vs West Bromwich Albion Prediction
West Ham were on the road against Gillingham in the third round, and despite of the away handicap, they managed to record a 0-2 victory.
Meanwhile, West Brom too were away from home, and had locked horns with Charlton. In the closely-contested affair, the team recorded a 0-1 win to progress to the fourth round.
This weekend, the result should be favorable to West Ham. They are a part of the toughest league in the continent, and on top of that have the home advantage to lean on.
On the other hand, West Bromwich are from the second division, and have to deal with the away handicap as well. To pile on, they have their own promotion to worry about, which incidentally takes precedence over their FA Cup campaign.
In addition, West Brom were winless in six of their last seven overall matches, and were winless in 13 of the previous 16 h2h clashes. Albion had also lost the latest h2h encounter, and importantly, they have not won against West Ham at this stadium since 2003.
Taking into account these observations, it’s deduced that West Ham are most probably on course to record a victory this Saturday.
However, do note that West Ham have not been having the best of seasons. In fact, they are hanging above the relegation line just due to goal difference, and have not kept a clean sheet in 14 of their last 18 overall fixtures.
Also, the team have conceded two or more goals in four of the previous six home matches, and conceded thrice or more in three of the last six.
Moreover, West Brom have been the best offensive team in the whole of Championship, and have scored the most number of goals so far. Last season too they had been on fine form, and scored the second-most number of goals in the league.
Furthermore, they have found the back of the net in 27 of their previous 30 overall match-ups, and on the road, have failed to score only once this whole season. The team they had failed to score against were Leeds, the best team in the Championship after West Brom.
Finally, at this venue, every h2h encounter since 2010 have had goals from both teams, and only two clashes in the period failed to have three or more goals.
Considering all these information, the BTTS bet emerges as a huge favorite this weekend for punters.
West Ham vs West Bromwich Albion Betting Tips
West Ham to Win @ 1.83 (5/6)
Both Teams to Score @ 1.80 (4/5).