Bristol City vs West Ham Prediction: Robins out to ruin Hammers’ hopes

 | January 15 | 

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Bristol City entertain West Ham United in an FA Cup third-round replay on Tuesday night (19:45) at Ashton Gate Stadium.

The hosts came from behind to hold the Premier League side to a 1-1 draw in their initial encounter, and a home tie with either Nottingham Forest or Blackpool awaits the winner.

Bristol City vs West Ham Prediction

  • Double Chance - Bristol City or draw (90 mins) @ 9/10
  • Under 2.5 goals (90 mins) @ 4/5

Team News

Bristol City don't have too many names on the treatment table, although Kai Naismith has suffered a setback in his recovery from a hamstring injury. A similar issue is plaguing Mark Sykes, who also stands to miss Tuesday's replay against the Hammers.

As for David Moyes' men, Lucas Paqueta and Dinos Mavropanos both left the field in the first half of the initial 1-1 draw and look set to be absent for a while, while Nayef Aguerd and Mohammed Kudus are both away at the Africa Cup of Nations and Michail Antonio continues to recover from a knee injury.

Match Odds

Due to this being a cup tie, 90-minute betting will apply.

Bristol are 3/1 to book their place in the next round, and West Ham are 10/11 with the draw being 5/2.

Danny Ings is the favourite to score anytime at 2/1, while he's 9/2 to open the scoring and 11/2 to score last.

Double Chance - Bristol City or draw (90 mins) @ 9/10

Bristol City may feel slightly hard done by after their excellent second-half performance at the London Stadium saw them dominate proceedings.

They may feel more comfortable at home however, having won four of their last six matches at Ashton Gate Stadium, and could be set to qualify from this tie at the second time of asking.

The Hammers can be vulnerable on their travels, as shown by their 5-0 thrashing at Fulham, and a repeat of the performance in the capital would surely see Bristol City triumph.

With Jarrod Bowen and Lucas Paqueta both set to miss this replay, the hosts can capitalise on the Hammers' absences to prevail from this tie.

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Under 2.5 goals (90 mins) @ 4/5

As mentioned above, the absences of Bowen and Pacqueta will significantly hurt West Ham, as the pair combined for the Hammers' sole goal in the original match, and their firepower is hindered further with Mohamed Kudus being away at the Africa Cup of Nations.

In addition, West Ham's last five league games haven't seen both sides scoring, and with several key attacking players missing, Moyes' side may find it a struggle to get on the scoresheet.

Likewise, Bristol City aren't renowned for their goalscoring - they've only netted on 30 occasions in 27 league games this term, so I can see this being a nervy, low-scoring affair.

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