West Ham vs Shrewsbury – FA Cup: West Ham is a team that started the season feeling a lot of difficulties.
And their situation in the league was very complicated until very recently. They were in the bottom spots for a lot of time and they only left that position a few rounds ago.
On the Carabao Cup, they were already eliminated, against Arsenal, at a time where West Ham was struggling in the Premier League, so they opted to rotate most of their best players.
Recently, their situation improved significantly and now West Ham can breathe much better.
They were able to draw for example away at Tottenham, on a match where they were even in the lead, and more recently they were able to win at Huddersfield by an expressive result of 4-1 away from home.
They are in good form and they intend to continue that here on the FA Cup.
Their opponents are in the 3rd tier of English football and they also intend to continue being one of the surprises of this competition.
Shrewsbury is doing well in the league. They are fighting for promotion and next year they might be playing in the Championship, if they are able to keep this up.
Last weekend, they lost in the league against a well-known English team that is also fighting for promotion, Blackburn Rovers.
Shrewsbury usually doesn’t make great runs in the FA Cup, but the 0-0 draw at home against this West Ham has kept this team’s chances of advancing and knocking out a Premier League team alive.
West Ham vs Shrewsbury – Betting Tip and Prediction:
I consider we have some very interesting odds here.
West Ham plays at home, they are on a good moment of form, and the team is finally playing and living up to their potential, and on this FA Cup, they have the objective of staying alive on this competition.
Shrewsbury is less-experienced and although this is a cup match, where the illusion is always there, I see West Ham following up on their good recent performances and victories and winning this match in order to advance.
West Ham has some more breathing space in the Premier League, having 2 consecutive matches at home in the next rounds, so I expect them to be in full strength here, without resting any players,
since they are discussing the access to the FA Cup’s next stage and this is a decisive match.