West Ham host Leeds United on Sunday (9 January) in the third round of the FA Cup, and Michael Owen expects them to win.

He has tipped the Hammers to progress to the next round by bagging a narrow victory at the London Stadium, predicting a 2-1 win for them in his BetVictor column.

Leeds have been poor in the Premier League this season, with injuries not helping them, but they will be keen to get something out of their next two games against David Moyes’ side, with both sides clashing in the league next weekend (16 January).

Owen said: “West Ham are having such a good season and can add it to it by going far in the FA Cup.

“They showed how good they are in the cups when storming through their Europa League group and I think they will beat Leeds here.

“2-1 West Ham.”

Tough game?

The Hammers were tipped to challenge across all competitions in 2021-22, and getting dumped out by Tottenham Hotspur in the League Cup quarter-finals would have left them very disappointed.

Their two games against Leeds could have a huge say on their campaign, and they will be keen to win both.

Sunday’s game should see Moyes make some changes to his matchday squad, but he should still have enough to get the better of injury-ravaged Leeds.

The Elland Road outfit could struggle to name a decent squad for their trip to London, and that should play into the Irons’ hands.

Marcelo Bielsa is likely to play a lot of his under-23s starlets given the lack of depth in the senior team.

Staying up is the main priority for the west Yorkshire outfit, and the Premier League game between both sides will be of greater priority to him.

Nevertheless, Leeds will be hoping to cause an upset in the FA Cup game, and nothing can be ruled out as they have the quality to do so.

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