Sports Betting. West Ham vs Manchester City [06.01.17] : The Citizens to broke The Hammers[ 04.01.17 ]
Third Round Proper
Bet: Man City Win and Over 2.5 Goals
West Ham versus Manchester City is the most intriguing pair among 64 clubs entering the third round of FA Cup. As sports betting experts expected bookies named Pep Guardiola’s boys as a clear favourite with odds of 1.67. It needs to be said that Man City managed to retain its position in Premier League leading group after defeat for main rival Liverpool. On Monday The Citizens overcame Burnley with two goals to one where as Liverpool and Arsenal synchronically had lost points by drawing with Sunderland and Bournemouth respectively. So MCFC is once again in chasing race after Chelsea with obvious betting on Premier League.
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At the same time West Ham is considered to be an underdog with odds of 5.00. Moreover, bets like Draw is evaluated as much as 3.80. And this is regardless the fact the game is going to be played in London. Betting people believe that’s because The Hammers are get into another mini-crisis. On two recent matchdays Slaven Bilić’s side was beaten by Leicester City 0-1 and Manchester United 0-2. The club is currently on 13th position but the relegation zone is quite near (7 points).
Form strategically point of view Pep Guardiola is betting on Premier League. That is why he may form line-up for this match from reserve players to give main footballers some rest. So gamblers can consider such option as “Double Chance: West Ham Or Draw” with odds of 2.05. But the Catalonian coach is now under pressure after frustrating performance in championship, especially when Chelsea is giver such huge handicap. Therefore, sports betting experts said Man City win within 90 minutes should be taken.
As to the performance West Ham scores nearly in all home matches whereas The Citizens often concede but not always. So some gamblers may try bets “Both Teams To Score: Yes” (1.57). At the same time The Irons had some problems in attacking line in recent matches. So risky lovers should consider option “Both Teams To Score: No” (2.30). Another variant is “Man City Win and Over 2.5 Goals” (2.10).