Derby County vs West Ham United Match Analysis & Prediction
30/01/2023 10:45 pm
West Ham United will be looking to find some form when they take on Derby County in the FA Cup fourth round on Monday night.
While the Hammers are occupying 16th place in the Premier League table, their hosts are fourth in League One following a five-game winning run.
David Moyes and his West Ham side will be taking this game seriously having shaken off a six-match winless run either side of the World Cup break by succeeding in two of their last three contests across all competitions.
Although there occured a defeat at Wolverhampton Wanderers in between, Moyes will be pleased with the 1-0 victory at Brentford in the previous round of this competition and a 2-0 win over Everton last weekend.
The victory in the latter has moved the Hammers one point clear of the relegation zone, but that current scenario will not lower West Ham’s desire to move through to the last 16 of the FA Cup.
Derby have already had a taste of facing Premier League opposition this season, holding Liverpool to a goalless draw at Anfield before losing on penalties.
Since October 25, that is the only time Derby have suffered any kind of a defeat, and they are now 19 matches unbeaten across 90 minutes.
Sitting eight points adrift of the automatic promotion spots and holding a nine-point lead over seventh place, the playoffs look the most likely outcome for the Rams come the end of the season.
However, Paul Warne’s side have won six matches in succession in all kinds of styles, the latest coming at Port Vale in midweek as they scored 87th and 89th-minute goals to pull off an unlikely comeback.
As far as this year’s FA Cup is concerned, Derby have come through ties with Torquay United, Newport County and Barnsley to set up the showdown for West Ham.
Derby County vs. West Ham United Head to head
In the 54 previous meetings between these two sides across all competitions, Derby have claimed 19 victories while West Ham have won 16, and they have drawn in 19. They have each scored 78 goals in the process.
23/01/2005West Ham United1Derby County2Championship
10/11/2007Derby County0West Ham United5Premier League
19/04/2008West Ham United2Derby County1Premier League
26/11/2011West Ham United3Derby County1Championship
31/12/2011Derby County2West Ham United1Championship
Derby County Team News
With Warne likely to name a similar first XI which started at Vale Park on January 24, James Collins is an alternative in attack to David McGoldrick, although the extra recovery time should lead to the 35-year-old retaining his spot in the side.
Everton loanee Lewis Dobbin will also come into contention after providing an assist as a substitute last time out.
Derby County's Last 5 Matches
02/01/2023Derby County4Accrington Stanley0League One
08/01/2023Derby County3Barnsley0FA Cup
14/01/2023Cheltenham Town2Derby County3League One
21/01/2023Derby County2Bolton Wanderers1League One
24/01/2023Port Vale1Derby County2League One
West Ham United Team News
With Gianluca Scamacca and Danny Ings unavaliable, Michail Antonio should lead the line for West Ham, despite speculation regarding a potential exit.
Second-choice goalkeeper Alphonse Areola is in line to feature in goal, while Tomas Soucek and Ben Johnson will come under consideration for recalls, particularly the former if Declan Rice is handed a rest.
West Ham United's Last 5 Matches
30/12/2022West Ham United0Brentford2Premier League
04/01/2023Leeds United2West Ham United2Premier League
07/01/2023Brentford0West Ham United1FA Cup
14/01/2023Wolverhampton Wanderers1West Ham United0Premier League
21/01/2023West Ham United2Everton0Premier League
Derby County vs. West Ham United: Odds and Predictions
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