West Ham United vs. Manchester City: FA Cup Third Round – Match Preview

Manchester City travel to face West Ham United in Friday nights FA Cup Third Round fixture.

The Hammers were beaten at home by another Manchester side last time out, going down 2-0 to United.

A controversial early red card for Sofiane Feghouli was pivotal in the defeat and it has since been rescinded.

Manchester City edged past Burnley at the Etihad, playing for an hour with 10 men following another Fernandinho red card.

Goals from Gael Clichy and Sergio Aguero earned them a much needed three points as they bid to turn their title push around.

Enhanced match odds

Manchester City to beat West Ham: 7/1 with Betfair*

Manchester City to beat West Ham: 7/1 with Paddy Power*

Manchester City to beat West Ham: 28/1 with Coral*

Form in all comps: West Ham W3 D0 L2; Manchester City W3 D0 L2
2016/17 top scorers
West Ham – Michail Antonio 8 goals
Manchester City – Sergio Aguero 17 goals

Match history
The meeting between the pair in the league this season saw Manchester City run out easy 3-1 winners.

The Hammers did take four points off City last season though, including a 2-2 draw at Upton Park.

Last five Premier League meetings
Manchester City 3 West Ham 1 – 28/08/16
West Ham 2 Manchester City 2 – 23/01/16
Manchester City 1 West Ham 2 – 19/09/15
Manchester City 2 West Ham 0 – 19/04/15
West Ham 2 Manchester City 1 – 25/10/14

Both teams to score – 13/19 with 888 Sport

Team news
Both teams could rotate their squads here following a hectic Christmas period, which has been criticised by numerous managers.

Adrian could start in goal here after losing his spot to Darren Randolph, although the Hammers will be without Cheikou Kouyate who has travelled to the African Cup of Nations.

Fernandinho is banned for City, who could give rare starts to the likes of Willy Caballero, Nolito and Aleix Garcia.

Expected starting XI’s
West Ham (4-2-3-1): Adrian; Antonio, Reid, Ogbonna, Cresswell; Obiang, Noble; Feghouli, Lanzini, Ayew; Carroll
Manchester City (4-5-1): Caballero; Zabaleta, Stones, Otamendi, Clichy; Sterling, Toure, Fernando, Garcia, Nolito; Aguero

Predictions

Result: Draw (31/10 with Bet 365)

Correct Score: 1-1 (15/2 with Bet Victor)

Anytime Goalscorer: Yaya Toure (27/10 with 888 Sport)

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