Shrewsbury vs West Ham predictions and betting tips for their FA Cup clash on Sunday 7th January at 2pm. Read our betting preview and match predictions below.
Shrewsbury are in excellent form this season and sit 2nd in League 1. The Shrews have won 10 of their 12 matches on home turf this campaign and will be looking to cause an upset against David Moyes’ West Ham. The Hammers are unbeaten in their last three and will be hoping to progress into the next round of the FA cup following their excellent draw away at Tottenham on Thursday.
West Ham face a tough task on Sunday and will certainly have their work cut-out. Shrewsbury are unbeaten in their last eight and will be relishing this fixture, but we do feel that the away side will edge past them this weekend. The FA cup can spring many surprises, but we don’t think there’ll be one in this fixture as we expect West Ham’s quality to pay dividends. David Moyes’ side are in good form, and this fixture will be a good chance to continue their much-needed momentum going into some crucial Premier League fixtures. We expect the Shrews to put up a stern test, but we are tipping the Hammers to win for the first of this weekend’s Shrewsbury vs West Ham predictions.
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The Hammers have only kept one clean sheet in their last 10 matches and have conceded the joint-second most goals in the Premier League this season. This will be a slight concern for David Moyes, especially seeing as though Shrewsbury boast the best home record in League 1 this campaign. With Shrewsbury’s excellent home form a key factor to their success, we expect them to at least get on the scoresheet this weekend. As mentioned above, we are tipping West Ham to win, therefore we are banking on both teams to score. Our second Shrewsbury vs West Ham betting tip for Sunday’s fixture is going to be Both Teams to Score and Over 2.5 Goals.
West Ham haven’t been too convincing this season, especially away from home, so nothing suggests that this will be a comfortable victory for Moyes’ side. We expect the Scotsman to make some changes to his side, and that’ll play in favour of the Shrews. Paul Hurst has got his side playing well, and the tactics he uses ensure that they are in with a shout of getting something from every match. Shrewsbury have lost three times in the league this season, and none of those losses have been by more than one goal. We don’t think they’ll proceed to the next round of the FA Cup, but we think they’ll give a good account of themselves. The last of our Shrewsbury vs West Ham predictions for this fixture is going to be West Ham to win by 1 goal.
For the Shrews, they’ll be without Omar Beckles.
Meanwhile, the Hammers have a long injury list. This weekend they will be without Jose Fonte, Sam Byram, Emanuel Fernandes, Michael Antonio, Diafra Sakho, James Collins, Reece Oxford and Marko Arnautovic.
There have only been four ever meetings between the sides, and they came between 1979 and 1981. Both teams won twice between that period.
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