Derby County vs West Ham Match Analysis & Prediction
30/01/2023 10:45 pm
West Ham United will look to break out of their current slump when they face Derby County in the fourth round of the FA Cup on Monday.
The Premier League club sit 16th in the standings, while their League One opponents have been on a five-match winning streak.
David Moyes, manager of West Ham United, suggested in his pre-match press conference that he viewed Derby County as a club that would not look out of place in the Premier League.
The sentiment is arguably correct, given the momentum at Pride Park.
Nevertheless, you have to go back to 2008, when these teams last met in the top flight, and just two fixtures have taken place in the Championship since then.
Both occurred in 2011. Nostalgia aside, Moyes and his West Ham players will be taking this match seriously, having shaken off a six-game winless streak either side of the World Cup break by prevailing in two of their last three contests in all competitions.
Since losing to Liverpool on October 25, Derby County has not lost a match. They now sit eight points away from the automatic promotion places and hold a nine-point lead over the seventh position, making the playoffs their most likely outcome this season.
However, this team has won six games in succession in all kinds of styles; their latest win is coming at Port Vale in midweek as they scored two goals in the 87th and 89th minutes to pull off an unlikely comeback.
Derby County vs. West Ham Head to head
Both sides have four games against each other with hosts taking one win while visitors with three wins.
Derby County Team News
Warne will likely name the same starting lineup for Saturday’s game as he did in Forest Green’s previous match, unless any players suffer injuries. James Collins is an alternative in attack to David McGoldrick, although the extra recovery time should lead to the 35-year-old retaining his place in the team.
Derby County's Last 5 Matches
24/01/2023Port Vale1Derby2League One
West Ham Team News
With Danny Ings and Gianluca Scamacca unavailable, Michail Antonio should lead the line for West Ham. Second-choice goalkeeper Alphonse Areola is in line to play, but Moyes may prefer to name a similar side to the Everton match as he looks for continuity.
Ben Johnson and Tomas Soucek will come under consideration for recalls, particularly the latter if Declan Rice is handed a rest.
West Ham's Last 5 Matches
07/01/2023Brentford0West Ham1FA Cup
Derby County vs. West Ham: Odds and Predictions
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