The two full-backs could start for the Hammers in the Premier League game against Watford at the London Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Former Arsenal and West Ham striker Wright believes that 36-year-old left-back Evra and 33-year-old right-back could find it tough against the Hornets if Gerard Deulofeu and Richarlison start for the visiting team.
The former England international has also predicted Watford to win the Premier League game 2-0.
Wright wrote in The Sun: “Javi Gracia will look at the West Ham team sheet and if it’s Evra and Zabaleta on either side of the defence he’ll be rubbing his hands together.
“Deulofeu and Richarlison will also be licking their lips. Evra and Zabaleta were both great players in their day but the pace of the Watford wide men could put them under real pressure.
“I think the Irons will go for the win and leave themselves exposed so I wouldn’t be surprised to see Watford hit them on the break and take this one 2-0, a tempting pick at 11/1.”
Could Ian Wright be right?
Zabaleta has done a decent job for West Ham so far, but the former Manchester City right-back has not been great.
Former Manchester United left-back Evra has only just joined David Moyes’s side, and the Frenchman could take a while to get into the rhythm.
The Hornets hammered Chelsea 4-1 at Vicarage Road in the Premier League on Monday evening, and they will be confident of winning against the Hammers at the London Stadium.