FA Cup Picks West Ham v Liverpool

Posted on February 8, 2016 by - FA Cup News

West Ham and Liverpool will define the team that will advance in the FA Cup when they meet in the replay of the Fourth Round match. This game will be played on Tuesday, February 9th at Boleyn Ground at 19:45.

These teams played one week ago at Anfield, and they drew scoreless. This will be their seventh meeting in the FA Cup, and the Reds will try to remain unbeaten, as they have three wins and three draws.

It will be the first time they play in this tournament at Boleyn Ground since 1976 when Liverpool got the victory by 2-0. The winner of this match will face Blackburn Rovers as visitors in the fifth round on February 21st.

In the FA Cup Picks West Ham v Liverpool, the Hammers are favorites to win this game at home. They are listed with 2.45 Odds, while the Reds are with 3.25, and the draw is with 3.5.

West Ham has dominated the team led by German manager Jurgen Klopp in recent meetings. They have won two of the three they have played this season by a combined score of 5-0. They have not allowed any goal in three meetings, and they are listed with 3.0 FA Cup Odds to have a clean sheet in this match.

The Hammers are located in the sixth place in the Premier League standings with 39 points, and they are fighting to earn one of the spots for the European tournaments of next year. They have had a good season on the road, as they have four wins, four draws and three defeats, scoring 18 goals and allowing 14.

Despite their good position, Slaven Bilic’s side has won only one of their past five games, and they fell last Saturday 1-0 to Southampton on the road. The good news for them is that they have not lost at Boleyn Ground since August when they were surprised by Bournemouth 4-3.

Liverpool are in the ninth spot in the table with 35 points, and they have struggled at Anfield this year. They have won only four of their 11 games played, scoring 14 goals and accepting 15.

The Merseyside squad drew 2-2 versus Sunderland last weekend at home after they couldn’t keep the lead and Jermaine Defoe scored the equalizer with one minute left on the clock. They have four consecutive games with no victory, and their last win at home was almost one month ago versus Exeter in the FA Cup.

West Ham are listed at online sportsbook Bodog with 4.0 Odds to win this game by one goal and with 4.2 to do it by two or more. Liverpool are rated at 5.0 to get the victory by the minimum difference, and the score draw is with 4.33.

The Hammers’ victory by 3-0 this year at Anfield ended a streak of 49 straight games with no wins in the series as visitors in all competitions. The Reds have the lead with 68 wins, 36 draws in 131 games played in all tournaments.

Ecuadorian striker Enner Valencia has scored five goals this season, and he is the favorite to get the first in this match. The South American player is listed with 6.0, and he is followed by Andy Carroll and Daniel Sturridge with 6.5 and Nikica Jelavic with 7.0.

Take West Ham to win this game by one goal despite being on the road and advance to the fifth round of the tournament for the second straight year.

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