The Premier League takes a break this weekend and the new year focus moves on to the third round of the FA Cup this weekend. The action actually gets a Friday night start before all the bulk of the action on Saturday. On Friday, January 6th we have West Ham v Manchester City to start the weekend of cup action off with and this could be a feisty match up as the Hammers are unbeaten in their last two at home against the Citizens.
Man City though did take a win over West Ham in the Premier League this season, beating the Irons 3-1 in a meeting at the Etihad back at the end of August. With Pep Guardiola’s men slipping in the Premier league title race, this will represent a great shot at some silverware for the boss in his first season in charge in England.
The last time that these two met in the FA Cup was back in January of 2008 and the Citizens won a replay on home soil after a 0-0 draw had been played out in London. With the attacking talent that they have and with the Irons having had something of an unconvincing and inconsistent season, it is the Citizens who are running as odds on favourites for the win in the game when they meet on Friday night.
They are actually odds-on to go and take down the West Ham defence, which hasn’t been particularly strong all season. There have been plenty of goals between these two in the recent meetings between them in London, with at least three goals having been netted in each of the last four clashes there. So if another high scoring fixture is on the way between the two of them then punters are likely going to rely on the extra scoring power through the likes of Sergio Aguero and Kevin de Bruyne that City have at their disposal.
But new customers opening an account with Bookmaker Coral can land themselves a huge price boost on the Citizens taking the win. There is a price boost of 28/1 on the Citizens getting the win over the Hammers on Friday night in the FA Cup.
This is for new customers only who sign up with the bookie and after registering this has to be a first stake only of £1 on the promotional price of the Citizens winning. Any enhanced winnings will be paid out as free bets on the new account and if the bet happens to lose then you still get a win because you will get a free £5 bet bonus on your account.