The fifth round of the FA Cup will begin this Saturday, February 14th, when West Brom host West Ham in The Hawthorns at 12:45.
The Baggies are favorites to win this game and reach the quarterfinals in the English FA Cup Odds West Brom v West Ham. They are listed at online sportsbook Bodog with 2.4 while the Hammers are with 3.0, and the draw is with 3.4.
It will be the ninth time these teams meet in the FA Cup and West Ham dominate the series with four wins and three draws. Their last match in this tournament was in 1993 when the Hammers took the victory by 2-0 on the road.
The only victory for the Baggies in the FA Cup against West Ham was in 1953 at Boleyn Ground. For this game, they are listed with 4.0 Odds to get the win, while the team led by Sam Allardyce is with 4.5 to advance by the minimum difference.
The last meeting between these teams was the first day of this year, when they drew 1-1 at Boleyn Ground with goals from Diafra Sakho and Saido Berahino. The Hammers won 2-1 in 2014 away from home.
Striker Saido Berahino leads the FA Cup betting Odds to get the first goal in this match and is listed with 6.5, followed by Andy Carroll and Brown Ideye with 7.0.
The winner of this match will face in the quarterfinals the team that wins the game between Bradford City and Sunderland, which will be played on February 15th.
West Brom have won this tournament five times, but the last time they do it was in 1968. For this edition, they are in the sixth place in the betting with 21.0 Odds for the title.
West Ham won their third Cup in 1980 and reached the final nine years ago, but they lost in penalties to Liverpool after a 3-3 draw in regulation. The Hammers are rated at 14.8 Odds for the championship.
Both teams have struggled in the Premier League in recent weeks to get points, but the Hammers will get the win and advance to the next round.