FA Cup Preview: Manchester City vs. West Ham (January 5th, 2017)

FA Cup Preview: Manchester City vs. West Ham (January 5th, 2017)

Poor West Ham! Of all the teams they could’ve hoped for in their first match of the FA Cup, they draw Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City. The gap in talent is obvious: Manchester City sit in 4th place very much in the hunt for the Premier League title, while West Ham lie mid-table in 13th place after a very up-and-down first half of the season. I’m not saying that Bilic’s men are incapable of providing us with a shock early in the FA Cup, because with home-field advantage and talents like Michail Antonio, Andre Ayew, and Andy Carroll anything is possible. But they have yet to grab a truly reputable win this season, and having lost to Manchester City earlier this year by a scoreline of 3-1 it seems much more likely that Guardiola will secure his first FA Cup victory.

Prediction: Manchester City 4-2 West Ham

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