WEST HAM were within minutes of beating Everton last week and should finish the job at Upton Park tonight.
Sam Allardyce has already stated he wants an FA Cup run with league status secured and has vowed to field his strongest line-up – although Diafra Sakho and Cheikhou Kouyate are at the African Nations.
The Hammers are enjoying a superb season in contrast to Everton but the Toffees battled well to draw with Man City at the weekend. However, they have lost their last three games and confidence remains fragile.
With Andy Carroll looking back to his best I’m on West Ham to win this replay at 13-10 with the likes of McBookie and William Hill.
Carroll cracked in a corker against Swansea at the weekend and is 13-2 at McBookie to bag the opener.
Wolves should beat Championship rivals Fulham, who haven’t netted in four games. They are 19-20 at Coral and I’ll take them if I can confirm they’re going with a strong starting side – Fulham will make some changes.
The other two replays feature all League One ties with Bristol City tackling Doncaster and Scunthorpe at Chesterfield.
City are favourites at 17-20 with McBookie and that’s fine with Steve Cotterill expected to name an unchanged side against Paul Dickov’s away-day specialists.
Fulham loan star Matt Smith, who scored late leveller to earn a replay, is able to feature and is likely to line up alongside Jay Emmanuel-Thomas in attack.
Smith is on a hot streak with nine goals in five games – including four at Gillingham in the JP Trophy – and is 11-2 at McBookie and BetVictor to score first.
Keeper Marko Marosi will make only his second appearance for Doncaster after Manchester United recalled Sam Johnstone from his loan spell and sent him to Preston. The 21-year-old’s only game since signing from Wigan was as a sub in a 3-0 defeat at Walsall.
Midfielder Dean Furman is away with South Africa for the African Nations Cup and experienced centre-half Rob Jones is still injured.
On-loan Chesterfield striker Mani Dieseruvwe has not been given permission to play in the FA Cup despite his parent club Sheffield Wednesday having been knocked out.
Scunthorpe boss Mark Robins will be forced to make changes as new loan signings Tom Hopper and Jacob Murphy as well as fellow loanee Luke O’Neil are all ineligible.
That could see a return to the starting line-up for striker Lyle Taylor, Hakeeb Adelakun and fellow midfielder Sean McAllister who all started on the bench in Saturday’s win at Walsall.
Midfielder Isaiah Osbourne is hoping to return to contention after missing the last two games through illness, while defenders Eddie Nolan and Niall Canavan are among those pushing for recalls.
Chesterfield are the FA Cup’s great survivors. They had to win twice at MK Dons then battled back from 2-0 down at Scunthorpe to force a replay with a last-gasp equaliser. Back them at 4-5 at McBookie.
(13-10, McBookie, William Hill)
Carroll (West Ham) to score first
Smith (Bristol City) to score first
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