On Sunday 9 January, West Ham will play Leeds at the Olympic Stadium. The start of the match is scheduled for 17:00 Moscow time. In this confrontation of the third round of the FA Cup, two teams from the Premier League will meet. The hosts are in the top five and are fighting for the European Cups, while the guests are close to the relegation zone and tackle more mundane tasks.
West Ham are having a great season in fifth place after 20 appearances. True, the gap from the leading three is too great, but for the fourth place, which gives the right to get into the Champions League, the wards of David Moyes are fighting seriously.
In the last two rounds, the team won two victories. First, Watford was beaten 4-1 away, and then Crystal Palace was again beaten 3-2 at the away stadium. David Moyes was pleased with the result, but not with the performance of his team:
We didn’t play great, but we scored three goals. You saw how well Crystal Palace played. He started better than us and created a lot of chances. But we were cooler at the end and thanks to that we earned 3 points.
After this game, the team had a week break, and now they are in full swing preparing for their debut in the FA Cup.
West Ham Twitter
Leeds got off to a bad start this season in the English Premier League. After 19 matches played, the team has the same number of points. This result allows the team of Marcelo Bielsa to be only in sixteenth place in the table. True, the gap from the relegation zone is still quite good: eight points.
In the last game played, the team finally ended a three-legged losing streak, among which was a terrible 0-7 defeat at Man City. In the last game, Bielsa’s men defeated Burnley (3-1). This match was not an easy walk, and until the 77th minute the score was 1-1. And the third goal was scored in the 93rd minute.
The team’s Twitter announces a boost with forward Mateo Fernandez joining Leeds’ roster from Espanyol.
It will be possible to watch this game live on one of the Match channels. The text broadcast will be carried out by the Sports.ru portal.
- West Ham are doing much better this season. You can bet on his victory for a coefficient of 1.8.
- Both teams are renowned for their attacking skills. You can bet on total over 2.5 for 1.75.
- West Ham forward Mikail Antonio is in great shape. You can bet on his goal for 2.3.
Main Prediction West Ham United – Leeds
West Ham United to win