Our prediction for this EFL Cup match:
West Ham United will be looking to build on a fine performance against Chelsea when they welcome Macclesfield Town at their London Stadium in the third round of the EFL Cup. The Hammers did well to hold the Blues to a goalless draw at the weekend and they are definitely capable of beating the League Two side in front of home fans. Injured striker Marko Arnautovic is unlikely to be risked against Macclesfield Town, but coach Manuel Pellegrini has a number of top class players to choose from, who are capable of helping the capital club book their place in round 4. Macclesfield Town set up a meeting with West Ham United by beating the likes of Bradford City and Walsall on penalties, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry in Wednesday’s football match and we believe that they are going to return home empty-handed from the trip to London.
Highlighted Player (Issa Diop):
After spending two years at Balma SC, Issa Diop joined Toulouse football academy in 2006 and he was making progress year by year. The 194-cm-tall defender made seven appearances for Toulouse B in the 2014/2015 season and he made his Ligue 1 debut with les Pitchouns on November 28, 2015 against Nice.
Issa Diop, who was born in Toulouse on January 9, 1997, scored his first ever goal in the French top flight in a 3-0 win over Troyes in December, 2015. Diop is a youth international for France at various levels, but seeing that his father Labysse Diop is of Senegal descent, the Toulouse footballer could represent les Lions de la Teranga at senior level.
The Toulouse defender scored two goals for les Pitchouns in the 2016/2017 Ligue 1 campaign and he made no less than 30 appearances for the club in the process. Issa Diop has a contract with Toulouse which expires on June 30, 2020.