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Wigan v West Ham FA Cup Prediction & Betting Tips – 27th January 2018

25th January 2018 / lee
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Wigan v West Ham FA Cup, 27th January 3.00pm

Wigan were always going to be one of those sides in the FA Cup draw that no Premier League side would really have wanted to go up against away from home. But the Hammers are the ones who have drawn the short straw for this one. The Latics have already destroyed Bournemouth at home in the Cup and will have their sights set on another Premier League scalp. West Ham are 6/4 at Betfair to win, with Wigan at 19/10 and the draw at 23/10* (Betting Odds taken on January 22nd, 2018 at 11:39 p.m.)

Wigan v West Ham FA Cup Betting Tips

The Latics have put together a very strong campaign in League One, topping the table there currently. They went up against Bournemouth in the last round of the FA Cup and very nearly won at the Vitaliy, but the Cherries equalised on them right at the end of the match. But that didn’t stop the League One side as they destroyed the Cherries 3-0 back at the DW Stadium in the replay. That is the threat that they are going to pose and this won’t be an easy game for the Hammers at all. Wigan have not lost in their last fourteen games played home and away across all options and at home their current form reads W4 D3. The thing about the Latics is that they are rock solid at the back. They have taken a clean sheet in six of their last seven home games and that may tempt punters to have a look at Wigan to win to nil at Betfair. They are certainly going to be in this tie and are capable of pulling off another upset.

The last time that these two clubs were together was in the 2012/13 Premier League season and they traded home wins then. They did also meet in the Capital One Cup during the season as well and the Latics took a big 4-1 in at West Ham. There have only been the two previous FA Cup games between West Ham and Wigan and the Hammers won both of them. This is the first FA Cup clash since back in 2004 when the Hammers won 2-1 on the road. In the overall head to head, it is West Ham who are ahead 11-8 with the two drawn matches. Five of the last six games between the two of them have seen at least three goals and therefore over 2.5 goals at Betfair looks a great option to roll with for this FA Cup tie and it’s 11/10 odds at Betfair to happen* (betting odds taken on January 24th, 2018 at 6:52 p.m.).

It will be interesting to see how West Ham handles themselves. They are on a good unbeaten stretch of form going W2 D5 in their last seven games. That’s a lot of drawn matches though and they went out on the road in the third round to face an in-form Shrewsbury side who are third in the League One title race. The Hammers could only manage a 0-0 draw away then before going out to record a 1-0 home win in the replay during extra time. West Ham have been struggling just a little bit in front of goal recently, failing to score in two of their last four games. They do look more stable though than they were earlier in the season and they are four matches unbeaten on their travels with a W1 D3 record. They have however won just two of their last nine games away from the London Stadium. So there’s clear room for improvement. This is going to be sticky afternoon for the Premier League side and both teams not to score at Betfair has to be worth a look.

Who will win – Wigan v West Ham FA Cup Predictions

The Hammers needed a replay to get past Shrewsbury in the last round and this is another awkward tie for them. It just has the look of being a decent option to back the underdogs at home to have their moment in the sun. Home win as the Latics can hold out again a slightly mis-firing West Ham front line.

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