Kidderminster vs West Ham: Betting tips, predictions, odds & match preview
The FA Cup Fourth Round continues Saturday lunchtime (12:30pm kick-off) as non-league side Kidderminster play host to West Ham.
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Kidderminster are the only non-league team remaining thanks a 2-1 home success over Championship side Reading in the previous road. The Harriers will be looking to match their previous FA Cup best which saw them make the fifth round in 1994. In 2004 they hosted Wolves (who were in the Premier League at the time) and came close to a huge upset conceding a last minute equalizer before going out in the replay.
In the league, the Worcestershire side are in the sixth tier of English Football sitting third in their domestic league. A lack of goals has been an issue with them blanking in three of their last five. Their leading goalscorer this season is Ashley Hemmings with nine goals.
West Ham saw off Premier League opposition in round three with a 2-0 victory over Leeds thanks to a goal each from Manuel Lanzini and Jarrod Bowen. The club are looking to make the FA Cup final for the first time since 2006 and to win it for the first since 1980. They will be hoping to avoid a repeat of 2019 when they were elimnated by a lower ranked side on the road to AFC Wimbledon.
The Hammers will be looking to bounce back from two successive defeats in the Premier League which has seen them drop to fifth. Michail Antonio featured for Jamaica in midweek and is unlikely to be risked here so Jarrod Bowen will lead the line and he has four goals in his last five starts. The London outfit have struggled a little on the road winning just two of their last seven in all competitions.
Kidderminster vs West Ham: Match Stats
These teams are over 110 places apart in the pyramid and the gulf in class should show on the pitch. Kidderminster are struggling for goals (three blanks in their last five) in their domestic league so could be set for real problems against a top Premier League side. Not only should West Ham win the game they are expected to do so to nil.
Michail Antonio was playing for Jamaica in midweek so it would be a surprise to see him feature in this one. Jarrod Bowen then will likely lead the line after West Ham failed to bring a striker in at the deadline. Bowen has four in his last five and will fancy his chances against non-league opponents.