FA Cup Fourth Round: West Ham vs LiverpoolPublished February 9, 2016 by Sol FH
West Ham vs Liverpool tonight at Upton Park and both teams need the win. Catch the action live at 19:45 GMT.
West Ham and Liverpool are no strangers. They have faced one another countless times and this will be their second FA Cup meeting, with the first ending in a scoreless draw at Anfield a few weeks ago. The winner of tonight's match will go to face Blackburn in the fifth round on February 21.
West Ham will need to find a way to win without their strong defender James Tomkins, out with a calf injury. The Irons will be playing Joey O'Brien again at right-back, due to Sam Byram being cup-tied and other right-back Carl Jenkins is out for the season.
Liverpool will have three of their top players back after healing from injuries and the Reds should surely play Daniel Sturridge, Philippe Coutinho and Divock Origi. Liverpool has been inconsistent under Jurgen Klopp, but they do have the ability to beat West Ham. "I feel good and I am back in the race," related Klopp ahead of tonight's match.
West Ham have not yet beaten Liverpool in seven total FA Cup meetings. The Hammers have lost four and have drawn three times. Those losses were in the past and more recently, West Ham have won three of their last five meetings with the Reds over all competitions including a 2-0 victory in January.
FA Cup Betting
Bet365 Sports is offering full live in play coverage over tonight's FA Cup match-up. The outright odds are so close they are really not in either team's favor. West Ham are at 2.60, while Liverpool trail at 2.90. A draw, at 3.40 could be a smart bet with both teams coming in with the desire to win.
Pre-match Correct Score markets are the best bet with the most potential for high payout, and when mixed with live in play markets offered throughout the match, makes for bigger payouts and much more interactive action.