Pellegrini's side come into this match after continuing their fine scoring form, netting 11 goals in the three matches in-between the two league cup ties.
City saw off a stern challenge from Cardiff at the weekend to come away with a 4-2 win. Betway price the Citizens at 2/5 (1.40) to heap more misery on West Ham.
Sam Allardyce has come under a huge amount of pressure in recent weeks, and the 3-1 loss at home to Newcastle United at the weekend would not have strengthened his position as manager.
The Hammers have only won once in eight matches, losing six of those games. Betway price them at 6/1 (7.00) to win and restore some pride. The same firm price the draw at 7/2 (4.50).
With value tough to find when backing City, it's worth looking at the goalscorer market to find a bet that stands out.
With the tie all but over, Pellegrini will have a chance to play some of his fringe players, as well as giving Sergio Aguero a start after a spell on the sidelines due to injury. The Argentinian has come off the bench in his last two matches and scored in both of those games. Whilst 13/20 (1.65) is a little skinny to back for him to score anytime, the price of 5/2 (3.50) for him to score two looks more appealing.
With 10 goals in his last 10 matches, he'd been in fine form prior to his spell on the sidelines and when you consider this bet would have paid out in City's 3-1 win at Upton Park in the Premier League in October, it's certainly worth investing in.
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