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Can Bolton shock West Ham? FLW predicts the result of this intriguing League Cup tie

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The Carabao Cup returns this week, with clubs from the EFL looking to make their way to the fourth round of the competition.

The third round marks the introduction of the Premier League big-boys, with the likes of Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea looking to add more silverware to their ever-growing collections.

One of the ties sees Championship Bolton Wanderers travel to London to take on West Ham United, with both sides struggling towards the bottom of their respective decisions.

Bolton are yet to win, and sit bottom of the second tier, and a cup fixture may be the perfect opportunity for the Trotters to remove themselves from their struggles for a one-off confidence booster.

Realistic fans will go into the fixture with relative understanding that their side will struggle against top flight opposition, but as is the beauty of cup competitions, their hearts will surely hang on to the hope of an upset.

West Ham boss Slaven Bilic is under pressure, and will surely put out a strong side to ensure his side advance to the next stage.

Phil Parkinson has little to lose, and his side enter the game relieved of pressure.

This could play to the visitors’ advantage, but Premier League quality should sign through in this fixture.

West Ham United 2-0 Bolton Wanderers

Can Bolton pull off an upset, or is this a routine win for the hosts?


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