Bristol City drew 1-1 with West Ham at the London Stadium in the FA Cup third round, so the winners of the tie will be determined in Tuesday's replay at Ashton Gate.
Draw-West Ham Half Time/Full Time - 15/4
West Ham made a flying start to their FA Cup third-round tie at home to Bristol City, taking the lead in the fourth minute through top goalscorer Jarrod Bowen.
That left the Championship visitors with a mountain to climb as the Hammers had kept clean sheets in their previous four Premier League matches, beating Wolves 3-0 and Manchester United and Arsenal by a 2-0 scoreline before a goalless draw with Brighton.
However, City's leading marksman Tommy Conway equalised just after the hour-mark and the underdogs finished the 1-1 draw with five shots on target to West Ham's four.
It was a bruising clash for the Premier League team as Bowen, Dinos Mavropanos and Lucas Paqueta suffered injuries that have ruled them out of Tuesday's replay.
David Moyes' options are further limited by Mohammed Kudus and Nayef Aguerd's involvement at the Africa Cup of Nations and, while West Ham are worthy favourites to win in 90 minutes, they may need time to break down their hosts at Ashton Gate.
Liam Manning's side are mid-table in the Championship but only top-six clubs Leicester, Leeds, West Brom and Coventry have conceded fewer goals than their tally of 30 in 27 games.
They showed their character after the early setback at the London Stadium on 7th January although West Ham have had a much-needed break since then while the Robins lost 2-0 at Preston on Saturday.
North End's goals came in the 65th and 77th minutes and Millwall scored in the 92nd minute to claim a 1-0 win at Ashton Gate on New Year's Day, so the draw-West Ham selection appeals in the Half Time/Full Time market.
Tomas Soucek Anytime Goalscorer - 9/2
Key West Ham attackers Bowen, Paqueta and Kudus are unavailable for the cup replay and stalwart centre-forward Michail Antonio remains sidelined.
Moyes will be hoping that some of his less prolific players step up to the goalscoring plate and midfielder Tomas Soucek is an eye-catching price to find the net on Tuesday.
The Czech Republic international has scored five goals in 18 Premier League appearances in 2023/24 as well as three in eight Euro 2024 qualifiers for his country.
Soucek has also notched three times in seven starts in the Europa League, EFL Cup and FA Cup and he had two shots in the original tie with Bristol City.
He is one of the main targets for James Ward-Prowse's exquisitely delivered set-pieces and was in the right place at the right time to tap in an early opener in last month's win at Arsenal.
Over 3.5 Cards in Match - 5/6
Five yellow cards were shown in the 1-1 draw in east London, where all five bookings came in the first hour, and another competitive contest is expected in Bristol.
West Ham's Edson Alvarez and Emerson, both booked seven times in the Premier League this season, are set to start and Bristol City also have plenty of players who could contribute to the card tally.
Midfielders Cameron Pring and Joe Williams have amassed 11 Championship cautions between them this term and both were booked in the original tie so over 3.5 cards is well worth a bet in the replay.
Kal Naismith and Mark Sykes are likely to miss out with hamstring problems but Haydon Roberts and Ross McCrorie are available. Rob Atkinson and Ayman Benarous remain sidelined.
Lucas Paqueta could be out of action for several weeks due to a calf injury sustained in the draw with Bristol City.
Jarrod Bowen, Dinos Mavropanos and Michail Antonio are also sidelined and Mohammed Kudus and Nayef Aguerd are away at the Africa Cup of Nations.
Five of Bristol City's last eight home matches have featured under 1.5 goals.
West Ham have conceded 22 goals in their six away defeats in all competitions this season.
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