West Ham tipped to breeze past Macclesfield Town

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West Ham’s upturn in form is set to continue on Wednesday evening against Macclesfield Town in the League Cup, according to Sky Sports pundit Don Goodman.

What’s the word?

After suffering defeats in each of his first four Premier League matches in charge of West Ham, Manuel Pellegrini seems to have turned a corner as his Hammers side have defeated Everton and held Chelsea to a goalless draw in recent weeks.

The East London side seemed to have hit their stride just in time to end any rising concerns about their struggles and have been handed a favourable tie in the League Cup, as they are due to tackle fourth-tier outfit Macclesfield Town.

While the minnows may be seen as a potential banana skin, Sky Sports pundit Don Goodman has tipped the Hammers to ease their way into the next round after predicting a 3-0 win for the hosts at the London Stadium.

What was said?

“Macclesfield’s form in League Two has not been good but they have absolutely nothing to lose and can enjoy going to a big stadium and playing against a Premier League team.

“West Ham are under a bit less pressure after a couple of good results in the Premier League and they should be too strong regardless of the team they put out.”

Is he right?

Rooted to the bottom of the Football League pyramid with just two points and no wins from their opening nine matches, Macclesfield Town are set for a huge fight in the months ahead but the visit to West Ham is a chance for visiting fans to enjoy themselves.

While Goodman is right to warn Manuel Pellegrini that the League Two club has nothing to lose, the Hammers should still have enough in their tank to sweep aside their opponents at the London Stadium – buoyed on by their upturn in form.

Three games unbeaten would be the ideal situation for West Ham heading into their crunch clash with the Red Devils this weekend and there is little to suggest they will fail in their midweek cup tie.