Everything is set up nicely for us ahead of this afternoon’s FA Cup tie with West Brom.

Adrian had his red card against Southampton rescinded, which makes him available for the game, while Andy Carroll’s latest injury means Diafra Sakho and Enner Valencia can continue their dangerous strike partnership.

We’ve already won at the Hawthorns this season –  coming from behind to win 2-1 back in December – but it’s a whole different prospect now that they have Tony Pulis in charge.

Sam Allardyce struggles against sides managed by Pulis, and the Baggies have improved slightly since he took over on New Year’s Day.

That said, we are a much stronger outfit on paper and should expect to be in the draw for the sixth round after a win today.

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1. West Ham are on the road again in the competition, beating Bristol City 1-0 in the last round.

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2. However, the Hammers haven’t won since that game, losing one and drawing two in the Premier League.

GRAPHIC 2 West Ham last five games feb 13

3. This is the sixth time these sides have been drawn together in the FA Cup, with West Ham progressing four times and West Brom just once previously.

4. The last FA Cup tie between the sides came in January 1993 where they once again met at the Hawthorns with West Ham winning 2-0. 

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5. West Ham also beat West Brom in the third round on their way to their last FA Cup trophy in 1980.

6. In league meetings since 2000, West Ham have won five times, West Brom have been victorious on four occasions with seven draws, including their last meeting on New Years

GRAPHIC 4 West Ham v West Brom last league game feb 13

7. In their last 20 away games, West Ham have scored 1.1 goals per game and conceded 1.4 goals per game on average.

8. West Ham won the FA Cup three times, though not since 1980, although they did make the final of the competition in 2006 and were beaten on penalties by Liverpool.


9. The Hammers have kept a clean sheet in three of their last 20 away games, going on to win 1 and draw 2 of these games.

10. In their last 20 away games, 68% of the 22 goals scored by West Ham have come in open play, whilst 32% have come from set-pieces.

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GRAPHIC 5 West Brom v West Ham predictions feb 13