Derby vs West Ham Bet Builder Tips: 6.50 Builder for Monday’s FA Cup Clash
Derby vs West Ham Bet Builder Tips: Monday, January 30th
The final game of this season’s FA Cup fourth round takes us to Pride Park and I am here to provide Derby vs West Ham bet builder tips. Can the League One side cause a shock in front of the Monday night TV cameras? With the Rams piling more pressure back on the under-fire David Moyes? Or will the Hammers build on their crucial win in that relegation “six-pointer” against Everton last Saturday?
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Derby vs West Ham Preview
England, FA Cup, Monday, January 30th, 19:45 (UK)
I put Derby forward for a win against Port Vale in my bettingexpert midweek League One preview. Although they made us wait, two goals in the final three minutes were enough to secure a 2-1 victory. It sent their incredible 3,821 travelling support home happy.
That win at Vale Park was a 19th game unbeaten in all competitions in 90 minutes for Paul Warne’s men. A fifth league win in succession and a sixth in total when including the 3-0 defeat of Barnsley in round three of this competition.
Things are certainly looking up for the Rams following on from a season of turmoil where at times it looked like the club would go out of existence. The feelgood factor is no better illustrated than by the man who replaced interim manager Liam Rosenior in September. Insisting he and his coaching staff know how fortunate they are to be at such a club that “inspires us not to take shortcuts and make the best of everything we can.” The 49-year-old has overcome a tricky opening period to guide his side up to fourth in the table and within eight points of the automatic promotion places. Attention now turns to a potential giant-killing.
The opposite applies at West Ham right now following a run which saw them pick up just one point from seven league games. Their win over Everton on Saturday was their first in the league since October. The Hammers remain just one point outside the Premier League relegation zone. It remains to be seen if this tie represents a welcome distraction in the manner of the 1-0 win at Brentford in the previous round.
Derby vs West Ham Stats & Facts
- This is only the second FA Cup tie between Derby and West Ham. The previous game took place in March 1923 at Stamford Bridge in that season’s semi-final. A game which was won 5-2 by the Hammers.
- The 1923 final was the first at the original Wembley Stadium which West Ham lost 2-0 to Bolton.
- These two sides last met on New Year’s Eve 2011 in a Championship clash at Pride Park with Derby running out 2-1 winners.
- West Ham have won each of their last four FA Cup ties against sides from outside the top two tiers since losing 4-2 at AFC Wimbledon in 2019.
Derby vs West Ham Bet Builder
For the first leg of this builder, I am turning my attention to goals. Or a lack of early ones to be precise. With his side in a perilous league position it will be interesting to see how strong David Moyes’ starting lineup is. It was pretty much full strength in the previous round against a fellow Premier League side. A daunting trip to Newcastle five days after this tie will certainly have some of the under-pressure manager’s attention.
Regardless of other areas of the team, it could be he has no choice up front. Gianluca Scamacca has a knee injury and new signing Danny Ings is cup-tied. Leaving Michail Antonio as the only first-team forward with several youth players spotted in training videos ahead of this game. The 32-year-old has just two goals to his name from 19 league appearances this season. As a consequence, only two sides (Wolves and Everton) have scored fewer than the Hammers’ 17 goals in the top flight this term.
The Londoners’ 10 away league games have seen a paltry seven first-half strikes. They have contributed just two of those with four ending goalless after the opening 45 minutes. With this game being a potential huge banana skin I envisage Moyes getting his side to draw the sting out of the buoyant home support. With the do-or-die nature of this cup tie, I like the look of getting the second half to feature more goals than the first at odds greater than 2.00.
I previously mentioned Derby’s unbeaten run. Amongst those games was a Carabao Cup tie away at Anfield. The Rams took Liverpool to penalties following a 0-0 draw. Despite having a much-rotated starting eleven, Jurgen Klopp was forced to introduce the likes of Roberto Firimino, Harvey Elliott and £85m man Darwin Nunez. As expected with a Paul Warne side the defensive organisation is excellent. Not only illustrated with the clean sheet in front of the Kop but with just one goal conceded in their last seven competitive outings at Pride Park.
They will be a tough nut to crack. Especially for this out of sorts West Ham. I certainly wouldn’t be rushing to side with the visitors at odds as low as 1.67. Getting the draw or a Derby win in our favour at 2.00 is very appealing.
Feelgood factor, under the lights, game on TV and with the home side in fantastic form points to the fact County will have spells of pressure in this tie. They will want to take a scalp and continue the positive momentum they have built. With this in mind, my final leg is for Derby to have over two corners. A well-known by-product of pressure and attacking play. This is a line the Rams have crossed under Warne in nine of ten league and FA Cup ties at Pride Park this season and in 21 of 23 in total. West Ham’s hosts have taken at least three flag kicks in all 11 of their league and FA Cup road trips this term.
- Most goals to be scored in the second half
- Derby or draw double chance
- Over 2 Derby corners
Bet Builder odds: 6.50
Odds via bet365 as at 01:00 January 27th 2023. Odds may now differ.