West Ham vs Doncaster: FA Cup preview


est Ham welcome Doncaster to the London Stadium on Saturday looking to reach the FA Cup fifth round for the first time in five seasons.

The Hammers lost to eventual champions Manchester United last time they made the last 16, having lost to the likes of West Brom, AFC Wimbledon and Wigan in recent years.

Doncaster have claimed a few famous scalps in recent history but will be making a rare foray deeper into the competition with victory at the London Stadium.

West Ham vs Doncaster is scheduled for an 3pm GMT kick-off on Saturday, January 23, 2021.

The match will be held behind closed doors at London Stadium.

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TV channel: The match will be televised via the red button and BBC iPlayer.

Live stream: UK viewer can watch the game via the BBC Sport website or BBC iPlayer.

Michail Antonio is likely to be rested, given he is David Moyes’s sole first-team striker, which could hand a chance to Ademipo Odubeko for his first-team debut.

Young defender Ben Johnson could come in, while Ryan Fredericks is also pushing for minutes.

Expect Said Benrahma to continue as he continues to settle, while Andriy Yarmolenko will hope for a start. Darren Randolph is expected to take his place in goal.

Arthur Masuaku is David Moyes’s only injury concern.

( Pool via REUTERS )

Prediction: West Ham 2-0 Doncaster

Doncaster’s defence is one of the best in League One, but the Hammers should have enough about them to eek out victory, even with changes by the hosts.

Head to head (h2h) history and results

  • West Ham wins: 8
  • Draws: 6
  • Doncaster wins: 10
  • Last meeting: West Ham 1-1 Doncaster (Championship, March 2012)

Bettings odds and tips (subject to change)

  • West Ham: 1/10
  • Doncaster: 11/2
  • West Ham to win 2-0: 9/2

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