Lincoln City v West Ham United Match Preview & Best Odds

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Lincoln City v West Ham United Match Preview & Best Odds

 

West Ham United are in the midst of a somewhat hectic early season schedule right now and this continues tonight when they travel to League One side Lincoln City in the third round of the League Cup. 

West Ham United boss David Moyes should be reasonably satisfied with his side’s start to the campaign, the Hammers currently sitting in seventh position in the Premier League table with ten points collected from their six outings thus far. The only defeats to their name have come against defending Premier League champions Manchester City and second-placed Liverpool – each by a scoreline of 3-1 – while the East Londoners got their Europa League campaign off to a positive start thanks to a 3-1 win over Backa Topola on Thursday evening.

Nevertheless the East London outfit have been entirely reliant on their attacking qualities and have been far from impressive at the opposite end, Moyes’ side having conceded in each of their seven outings across competitions this term. In fairness, West Ham can only go so far with this sort of set-up and Moyes will be only too aware of this as the looks to avoid an upset in the third round of the League Cup. This will be the lowest prioritised competition for the Hammers boss and he will feature many second-string players here, however he will nevertheless be demanding that they all give him food for thought at a time when he needs all of his squad to be at the very top of their game.

Following an opening-day 3-0 defeat at Bolton Wanderers, Lincoln City embarked upon an eight-game unbeaten run which included a giant-killing penalty shoot-out win over Premier League side Sheffield United in the second round of the League Cup. Since this run came to an end, the Imps have lost to Derby County (2-0 League Trophy) and Portsmouth (2-1 League One) and their main aim will be to win promotion into the Championship this season. That said, Mark Kennedy will see tonight’s outing as a chance to rekindle some excitement from previous season’s cup runs after a somewhat uneventful 2022/23 campaign.

Lincoln will certainly fancy their chances against a West Ham United side which will feature numerous changes, especially given their previous-round victory over top-flight outfit Sheffield United last month. Nevertheless, the visitors have a very deep squad with few injuries to contend with and as such, we envisage the Premier League side enjoying a relatively comfortable victory en-route to the last sixteen of the competition.

 

Back West Ham to win and over 3.5 total goals at best odds of 9/4