Kick-off: 1945, 30/01/2023
Stadium: Pride Park
Derby head into Monday night’s FA Cup clash with West Ham in great spirits and will fancy their chances of being competitive in this tie.
The Rams hammered Barnsley 3-0 in the last round and are on a 19-match unbeaten run in all competitions, including a stalemate at Liverpool in the EFL Cup.
County lost out on penalties that night but can earn a replay with another draw here and 29/10 for that outcome is our first Derby vs West Ham prediction.
Derby County Odds
Derby left it late when securing a fifth straight League One success by prevailing 2-1 at Port Vale on Tuesday.
The Rams fell behind just before the hour mark but David McGoldrick and Nathaniel Mendez-Laing struck in quick succession at the death for a remarkable victory.
“The lads played really well and if we’d lost, I wouldn’t have been incandescent with rage,” said manager Paul Warne.
“I thought we did enough to win. We created some gilt-edged chances we didn’t take, then to score two late goals adds to the panto of it.
“It made it more exciting and I don’t think many people could think we didn’t deserve it.
“I love this team, they are an amazing group…I think lesser teams would have folded, but not this one. They just keep going.”
County were energised by the 68th-minute introduction of forwards Lewis Dobbin and James Collins, which highlights the attacking options Warne has.
Among their other notable exploits this season was an EFL Cup triumph over Championship outfit West Brom at this venue.
Looking at the 17/20 for both teams to score takes the eye.
West Ham United Odds
West Ham eased the pressure that had been mounting on David Moyes when beating Everton 2-0 at home in the Premier League last weekend.
Jarrod Bowen bagged a first-half brace to help the Hammers climb out of the relegation zone.
“I’m pleased with the result and bits of the performance,” commented Moyes. “I think it’s a relief to the club itself, it was a big result for us all.
“The players earned it, they recognise the situation we are in and are working to get away from it.”
United had picked up just one point from their seven previous top-flight fixtures, although there was a 1-0 FA Cup win at Brentford during that time.
Moyes fielded a strong side for that contest and has always subscribed to the theory that a good cup run can help to build momentum.
The Scot won’t be afraid of settling for a replay back at London Stadium, though, and 13/2 for a 1-1 draw completes our Derby vs West Ham betting tips.
Port Vale 1-2 DERBY – David McGoldrick, Nathaniel Mendez-Laing
WEST HAM 2-0 Everton – Jarrod Bowen (2)
Head-to-head: Derby 2-1 West Ham, West Ham 3-1 Derby
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