Pundit expects West Ham United to suffer FA Cup exit

West Ham United are on a five-game unbeaten run in the Premier League, but their positive stretch could hit a snag this weekend, according to Sky Sports pundit Charlie Nicholas.

David Moyes’s team are due to face Wigan Athletic at the DW Stadium on Saturday in the fourth round of the FA Cup.

In most cases, top-flight teams tend to rotate their squads in the early rounds of the competition.

In West Ham’s case, they may not have a choice as the East London outfit have a number of injuries to contend with.

Andy Carroll, Manuel Lanzini and Marko Arnautovic are currently on the treatment table with injuries.

Former Arsenal striker Nicholas believes that West Ham will face a difficult task when they take on the League One outfit.

In fact, the Scotsman believes that the Latics will earn a replay at the London Stadium.

The 56-year-old predicted a 2-2 draw with Sky Sports:

“The one upset I can see occurring from the Super 6 line-up is Wigan’s game against West Ham. David Moyes has his injury problems with Marko Arnautovic, Manuel Lanzini and Andy Carroll all sidelined, so he’s very limited to what he’s got to pick from.

“I don’t think Paul Cook will be too worried about disrupting the flow for their Sky Bet League One title push when they’re at home, so I think they will have a real go and can earn a replay at the least.”