Our prediction for this EFL Cup match:
West Ham United play host to Hull City in the third round of the Carabao Cup. The Hammers kicked off the new Premier League campaign with back-to-back losses to Arsenal and Newcastle, and, no doubt, they are eager to regain a much-needed confidence. The Hammers are likely to take Tuesday’s football match very seriously, and we are positive that they will go all guns blazing at the Tigers.
A man to keep an eye on in the home side will be Michail Antonio, who found the net in the London derby at the weekend. Hull City, on the other hand, aim to build on a hard-fought 1-0 win over Crewe. Anyhow, home win should be considered as several first-team regulars left the Tigers in the summer transfer window. When the two teams met in the Premier League three years ago Hull defeated West Ham, meaning that the hosts are hungry for revenge.
Highlighted Player (Pablo Zabaleta):
Pablo Zabaleta is a full back who plays for Premier League side Manchester City. The Argentine footballer began his senior career at San Lorenzo and in 2005 he joined La Liga side Espanyol. After spending three years at Cornella El Prat, Pablo Zabaleta signed a deal with Manchester City for a fee of £6.45 million.
The Argentine player was born in Buenos Aires on 16 January, 1985 and in 2013 he married his Spanish girlfriend Christel Castano. Speaking of trophies, Pablo Zabaleta has won two Premier League titles with Manchester City (2011/2012, 2013/2014), while lifting the FA Cup trophy in the 2010/2011 season.
In 2008 Zabaleta won the Olympic Gold Medal with Argentina, but he has yet to win a trophy at the major tournament with la Albiceleste. It has to be noted that he has a tattoo with the name of his mother on his chest as his mom died while he was at age 15.
Highlighted Team (Hull City):
Hull City are a professional football club that was founded back in 1904. The Tigers used to play their home games at Boothferry Park, but they moved to the KC Stadium in 2002. The stadium capacity is 24,450.
Hull impressed in the 2015/2016 Championship campaign and, as a result, they returned to the English Premier League. Hull City fans consider Leeds United their main rivals, but Sheffield United are regarded as Hull’s fierce rivals as well. Steve Bruce took over the reins at the club in 2012 and the experienced tactician helped the team book a place in the 2013/2014 FA Cup final, but Arsenal proved to be a big catch for the Tigers in the title decider.
Hull City finished the 2013/2014 Premier League campaign in 16th place in the standings to achieve their highest ever top flight finish. It has to be noted that Curtis Davies was named the team’s player of the year in the 2013/2014 season.