Kick-off: 1945, 28/08/2018
Stadium: Kingsmeadow Stadium
TV: Sky Sports
Manuel Pellegrini won the EFL Cup twice when manager of Manchester City and his new club West Ham can ease past Wimbledon in this season’s second round.
Pellegrini will be keen to register a first victory as Hammers boss and this looks a golden opportunity against League One opposition.
We’re happy to snap up 7/10 for United to prove a class apart as our opening Wimbledon vs West Ham prediction.
A Look At AFC Wimbledon’s Betting Odds
Wimbledon started the League One season well, winning at Fleetwood and then drawing with Coventry and Barnsley, but two straight defeats have set them back.
The Dons were beaten 3-1 at home by Walsall and then failed to capitalise on an early lead when going down 2-1 to Sunderland at Kingsmeadow.
Former prolific non-league marksman Joe Pigott is a player to watch out for, though.
The 24-year-old scored in three of Wimbledon’s final five games last term and has netted in half of their six fixtures this season, including a 2-1 triumph at Portsmouth in this competition.
A Look At West Ham United’s Betting Odds
West Ham kicked off with a crushing defeat at Liverpool and then allowed Bournemouth to come from behind and prevail at London Stadium.
However, there were encouraging signs in Saturday’s 3-1 loss at Arsenal, where the Hammers were on level terms until an unfortunate own goal from Issa Diop on 70 minutes.
Pellegrini is convinced that a summer spending spree will soon start to pay off and winning here would be a nice confidence booster ahead of starting to pick up Premier League points.
With the likes of Pablo Zabaleta, Javier Hernandez, Lucas Perez and Andriy Yarmolenko on the bench against the Gunners, they should have the strength in depth to field a decent side.
Let’s add 7/2 for United to oblige 2-1, 3-1 or 4-1 in the multiple correct score market to our Wimbledon vs West Ham betting tips.
WIMBLEDON 1-2 Sunderland – Joe Pigott
Arsenal 3-1 WEST HAM – Marko Arnautovic
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