Sky Sports pundit predicts four goals in Wigan Athletic vs West Ham clash

Charlie Nicholas

Wigan Athletic play host to West Ham United in the FA Cup fourth round tomorrow.

Charlie Nicholas of Arsenal in action during a match. \ Mandatory Credit: Steve  Powell

Sky Sports pundit Charlie Nicholas predicted the outcome of tomorrow's FA Cup fourth round clash between Wigan Athletic and West Ham at the DW Stadium, when writing his regular prediction column for Sky Sports.

The hosts head into the game on a fine run of form, having not lost since November 18th, and they currently sit comfortably at the top of the League One table, five points clear of second placed Blackburn Rovers.

The visitors, meanwhile, are in the midst of a decent run themselves, and are unbeaten in seven outings in all competitions.

David Unsworth, Caretaker Manager of Everton and David Moyes, Manager of West Ham United greet each other during the Premier League match between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison...

David Moyes' side currently sit in 11th spot in the Premier League table, and with a four point cushion between them and the relegation zone, they should be looking to give the FA Cup a real go this season.

Nicholas, though, explained why he envisages a tough afternoon for the Hammers in the north west tomorrow, when writing his regualr prediction column for Sky Sports:

The Soccer Saturday panel of (l to r) Jeff Stelling, Matt Le Tissier, Paul Merson, Phil Thompson and Charlie Nicholas during Gillette Soccer Saturday Live with Jeff Stelling on March 19,...

"The one upset I can see occurring from the Super 6 line-up is Wigan's game against West Ham. David Moyes has his injury problems with Marko Arnautovic, Manuel Lanzini and Andy Carroll all sidelined, so he's very limited to what he's got to pick from. I don't think Paul Cook will be too worried about disrupting the flow for their Sky Bet League One title push when they're at home, so I think they will have a real go and can earn a replay at the least."

Prediction: Wigan 2-2 West Ham

With the amount of injuries that Moyes has to contend with, West Ham will definitely be in for a tough afternoon at the DW Stadium, and whoever takes to the field of play will have to be at their very best, if they are to avoid a giant killing.

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