Carolina RailHawks vs West Ham:
Date: Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Kick-Off: 04:00 UK
Venue: WakeMed Soccer Park (Carolina)
West Ham started with their pre-season US tour with a defeat as they were beaten 3-0 by an MLS side Seattle Sounders, they will now be playing Carolina Railhawks on Tuesday.
Hammers manager Slaven Bilic gave his latest signings Sofiane Feghouli and Havard Nordtveit their first debut game for club in the second half of the game as he made 10 changes at the break but that couldn’t help them as they were beaten 3 goals without reply, now they hope to bounce back against a low rated side RailHawks
The North American Soccer League (NASL) side RailHawks has an uphill task as they prepare themselves to play the Hammers which also shows their determination to improve their game, they were kicked out of US open cup by New England which was followed by an NASL defeat to Minesota united but they bounced back with a 4-1 win at home against Tampa Bay Rowdes.
This game is seen as a David and Goliath encounter by some pundits but just like the real bible story, RailHawks hopes to snatch a win in this one.
Carolina RailHawks: Predicted Line-up (4-2-3-1)
Silvestre – Moses, Mensing, Marcelin, Beckie – Watson, Albadawi – Da Luz, Shriver, Shipalane – Fondy.
West Ham: Predicted Line-up (4-4-2)
Randolph – Tomkins, Reid, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Antonio, Noble, Kouyate, Jarvis – Caroll, Valencia.
Carolina RailHawks vs West Ham: Head-to-Head
The two teams have are playing against each other for the first, they will both want to get something out of the game.
Carolina RailHawks vs West Ham: Predictions
West Ham are the favourites in this game, and will go out for a win after being humiliated by Seattle Sounders in their last game. slaven Billic won’t tolerate a second defeat and not if it’s coming from a low rated side.
Being that the game is a friendly challenge, the hammers will be working more on psychology, so much goals isn’t expected in the game.
Carolina RailHawks vs West Ham: Tips
- West Ham win
- West Ham clean sheet