West Ham vs Shrewsbury: Hammers better prepared for FA Cup replay
Odds: West Ham 11/25, Draw 13/4, Shrewsbury 25/4
Kick Off: 1945, 16/01/2018
Stadium: London Stadium
West Ham were pretty awful in their first encounter with Shrewsbury but that should serve as a wake-up call ahead of Tuesday night’s FA Cup replay.
The Hammers showed their true worth when securing a convincing Premier League victory at Huddersfield over the weekend and now look well placed to put more emphasis on chasing a good run in this competition.
A Look At West Ham United’s Betting Odds
West Ham did have a decent excuse for their laboured display at New Meadow, having put a lot of effort into top-flight fixtures against West Brom and Tottenham in the previous five days.
A week off clearly revitalised the Hammers, though, as they enjoyed their biggest win of the season when prevailing 4-1 at Huddersfield.
The returning Marko Arnautovic and Manuel Lanzini were outstanding, with David Moyes commenting: “I thought the two of them were terrific, they really were.”
Whether that pair will be rested again here remains to be seen, but eight points in four games has helped United move nicely clear of the relegation zone, so Moyes may feel there is more scope for attacking this tournament.
Looking at the West Ham vs Shrewsbury odds, we like 11/2 for a 2-0 home win.
A Look At Shrewsbury Town’s Betting Odds
It must be admitted that Shrewsbury were the better team in the first meeting, with Joe Hart having to get down low to make two fine first-half saves and Jon Nolan fluffing a great chance late on.
After that 0-0 draw, Town manager Paul Hurst stated: “The players are a little bit deflated almost. They did extremely well, but if we’d had just that little bit of quality, we may have got through.”
Nolan did score from the penalty spot at Blackburn on Saturday, but that was in a 3-1 loss to their fellow League One promotion hopefuls.
We reckon 6/5 for the Hammers to also beat Town by more than one clear goal is worth adding to our West Ham vs Shrewsbury betting tips.
Huddersfield 1-4 WEST HAM – Mark Noble, Marko Arnautovic, Manuel Lanzini (2)
Blackburn 3-1 SHREWSBURY – Jon Nolan (pen)
Head-to-head: Shrewsbury 0-0 West Ham
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