Manchester City Has Its Sights Locked on the FA CupPublished January 6, 2017 by Florin P
Manchester City continues its valiant fight on three fronts with an FA Cup fixture against reeling West Ham (8:00 p.m UK Time).
Manchester City won the match against Burnley with a lot of luck after they had a player sent off early. This narrow margin victory is good enough to keep them within striking distance of Arsenal and the podium. Overall, the season is not going as expected and the team is struggling heavily under Guardiola. For West Ham, this is a great opportunity to defeat a great team and advance in the FA Cup.
Inspiring Head to Head Record for West Ham
Few teams in the Premier League were as successful against the top clubs as West Ham was over the last couple of years. These guys have produced more surprises that any of their counterparts and footballers find a way to elevate their level of play when it matters the most. The domestic season is all about compromise and the untimely elimination from Europa League ruled out another trophy.
All is left is a deep run in the FA Cup, a competition in which West Ham has a pretty strong track record. They were unlucky to lose against Leicester by narrow margin, yet they won the previous three games. Perhaps more impressive is the scoring draw against Liverpool, in a match they dominated from start to finish. The hosts lost against Manchester United, but played with one man less for 80 minutes.
Manchester City Players Under Mounting Pressure
Guardiola was expected to lead the team to another trophy after a two-year break, but that hope is all but lost now. The team can only hope for another Champions League berth, as they trail the leaders by 13 points. Players are losing patience and this shows both on and off the pitch, with injuries and suspensions piling up at an alarming rate.
Aguero returned on the pitch after a long absence alongside Fernandinho and scored once. Unfortunately, the Brazilian picked up another red card, the third in 40 days and will be missing. Manchester City struggled in all recent games, so it makes perfect sense to bet on West Ham to win or draw at even odds offered by bet365 Sports.