West Ham United and West Bromwich Albion face at Olympic Stadium, in a match for this phase of the FA Cup (4th Round). The record of direct confrontations of the last 3 years is favorable to the home team, which in the last 5 matches won 2, drew 2 and lost 1. The last direct confrontation between these two teams, on 02-01-2018, ended with the victory of West Ham United by (2‑1). Particular attention is needed for the home / away condition, since both teams have significantly different results at home and abroad.
West Ham United :
The home team reaches this stage of the FA Cup (4th Round) after having eliminated Gillingham, after a victory out by (0-2) in the previous tie. This is a team that curiously conquers more positive results as a visitor than at home, since in the last 30 matches it records 5 wins, 3 draws and 7 losses as a visitor, with 14 goals scored and 22 suffered; against 4 wins, 4 draws and 7 losses in his stadium, with 24 goals scored and 26 suffered. In the last match he played, for the Premier League, he lost with Leicester City out by (4-1). In their last 10 home games, West Ham United records 3 wins, 2 draws and 5 losses. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 7 of the last 10 games, so his defense needs to improve, but his attack has scored regularly, as he scored goals in 8 of the last 10 games. There is a tendency to have goals in their home matches, since 37 of the last 43 games they have played have ended with Over 1.5 goals. In 15 games, he suffered the first goal 7 times and never got the comeback. In the last 12 home games for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: he scored 6 of his 17 goals between the minutes (31′-45 ‘).
West Ham United comes to this unmotivated match, after a 4-1 loss with Leicester, adding the third consecutive game without winning in official matches. To reach this phase of the FA Cup, the home team beat Gillingham 0-2. In this game against West Bromwich, coach David Moyes must keep the team in a 3-5-2, in which Haller and Lanzini are the most advanced men in the team: the first athlete mentioned is the best gunner of this team, with 6 goals. Out of this game are Anderson, Yarmolenko and Fredricks, all injured.
West Bromwich Albion:
The visiting team reaches this stage of the FA Cup (4th Round) after eliminating Charlton Athletic, with a win by (0-1) out in the previous tie. This is a team that curiously conquers more positive results as a visitor than at home, since in the last 30 matches it records 9 wins, 5 draws and 1 loss as a visitor, with 21 goals scored and 11 suffered; against 6 wins, 6 draws and 3 losses in his stadium, with 31 goals scored and 22 suffered. In the last match he played, for the Championship, he lost to Stoke City at home by (0-1). In its last 10 away games, West Bromwich Albion has 6 wins, 3 draws and 1 loss. His defense has not been very solid, since he suffered goals in 9 of the last 10 matches, but his attack has scored regularly, since he scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches. In 15 games, he only got 1 comeback in the 5 games in which he suffered the first goal. In the last 16 home matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: he suffered 4 of his 11 goals between minutes (0’-15 ‘).
West Bromwich comes to this game with a 0-1 loss against Stoke City, adding the second consecutive game without winning in official matches. In this game against West Ham United, coach Slaven Bilic must act with a defensive strategy, seeking only the counterattack to exploit the opponent’s back. Even so, the visiting club has sufficient quality to practice a more organized style of play. There are no major absences for this game.