In the 1/32 finals of the League Cup, West Ham will try to beat Charlton at home on September 15 – we have prepared a forecast for this meeting.
Despite a fairly high-quality game in the preseason, West Ham started poorly in the Premier League . The Hammers lost to Newcastle at home (0: 2). In the upcoming meeting, David Moyes’ charges will have a chance to partially rehabilitate themselves for the offensive fiasco. It should be noted that West Ham was not particularly active in the transfer market, having strengthened with only one player.
In the League Cup, West Ham last did well in 2017/18, reaching the quarterfinals. In the following seasons, West Ham invariably passed the first round, but were eliminated in the 1/16 or 1/8 finals.
Charlton failed to stay in the Championship last season, so they went back to League 1. Unlike West Ham, the Addics started the championship with a victory. Lee Boyer’s charges defeated Crewe (2: 0).
Charlton also played away in the first round of the League Cup. The Eddicks passed Swindon Town (3: 1). Overall, however, Charlton has been playing very poorly in this tournament in recent years. In the best case, the “eddicks” get to the September matches, which are happily dumped. Although more often the team is knocked out of the tournament in the first or second round.
West Ham have conceded in all 11 previous official home matches.
In four of the last five official matches, “Charlton” played the “total over 2.5” bet.
In the last head-to-head meetings of these teams, a significant advantage on the side of “Charlton” : four wins against one of West Ham in six previous matches. True, the clubs met officially for the last time in February 2007.
Without a doubt, the humble Charlton, the Hammers must beat. However, it will hardly be easy. The Addix started this championship well, demonstrating confident play in the first rounds. Considering the weak defense of West Ham , the bet “both will score” or “total over 2.5” may well play here.
Our prediction – West Ham win + total over 2.5 for 2.08 in BC Winline