Match Time: 9/16/2020 02:30 Wednesday(GMT+8)
England League Cup -- West Ham United VS Charlton Athletic
West Ham United
West Ham United have been mainly focusing on staying clear of relegation in the past few seasons. Last season, they avoided being relegated with a slight advantage of 5 points and the overall performance was not very satisfactory. Although the team has made some adjustments to the lineup this summer, like signing Tomas Soucek, to strengthen the defense, they still lost 0-2 at home to Newcastle United, which was quite shocking. For now, the prospects of West Ham United in the new season are worrying.

Charlton Athletic
Charlton Athletic disappoints fans too. Last season, due to their poor performance, they ended up in the bottom third in the league and were relegated. Looking at Charlton's stats in recent years , they are all between EFL Championship and League One, which indicates that Charlton capacity is not high enough to survive in the EFL Championship. Given that their task in League One in the new season is to win a place for the Championship, I am afraid they will not desire a victory that much in this game.

Data Analysis
Although the performance of both sides in last season was not good and West Ham United also suffered a bad start in the new season, they are slightly better than Charlton Athletic. As long as West Ham United have a normal play, it is still not difficult to win. The handicap first odds was West Ham United -1.5, showing much support for the home team. In general, I suggest that West Ham United have a better chance of winning.

Picks: West Ham United -1.5
Prediction: West Ham United wins
Score Prediction: 2-0, 3-1
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