AFC Wimbledon vs West Ham United
England – League Cup
Date: Tuesday, 28 August 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Cherry Red Records Fans’ Stadium, Kingston upon Thames.
West Ham United are looking to forget the dismal start to the new Premier League campaign by bouncing back in the League Cup second round where they take on a league One opposition AFC Wimbledon away at Cherry Red Records Fans’ Stadium. The Hammers come into the game as the only top flight side without a single point after three rounds and a win here would be a confidence booster ahead of an important league tie with Wolverhampton Wanderers next weekend.
The Dons will also enter the match in low spirits following consecutive league losses to Walsall and Sunderland. Neal Ardley’s men conceded five goals in the process proving out to be quite easy to break down, meaning the visitors should have plenty of room to create in the final third on the occasion.
AFC Wimbledon vs West Ham United: Head-to-head
This will be the first ever head to head encounter between the two teams.
AFC Wimbledon vs West Ham United: Prediction
Wimbledon made their way to the second round of League Cup for the first time ever, following seven straight failures at the first hurdle in this competition. They saw off Portsmouth 1-2 away at Fratton Park thanks to a late second-half comeback inspired by striker Joe Pigott to achieve such accomplishment.
Nevertheless, it’s really hard to imagine a deep run for Ardley’s troops knowing they’ll be up against last tern quarter-finalists who have eliminated the likes of Tottenham Hotspur en route to the last eight before losing narrowly to local rivals Arsenal. West Ham scored goals against both AFC Bournemouth and Arsenal in last two league defeats, but the lack of meticulousness at the back caused convincing losses, meaning we’d not be surprised to see the hosts on the scoresheet here.
West Ham United to win & BTTS thus pops up as the main betting option at 3.60 odds, while the more conservative punters would fancy the 1.80 odds offered for the Hammers to notch two or more goals on the night.
AFC Wimbledon vs West Ham United: Bet Tips
West Ham United Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 1.80
West Ham United to win & BTTS @ 3.60.