Happy days right now at the Boleyn and right on cue the FA cup arrives just in time to further lift our buoyant spirits. Ex-Lion tamer, Kenny Jackett, and his pack of Wolves travel to Upton Park on the back of three straight victories that have pulled them up to a lofty 11th in the Championship. However, with the Hammers in scintillating form it would be disappointing if they dont progress to the next round. Having only failed to score at home twice in the last 20 games, and with a defence that is currently as tight as the proverbial gnat's arse, it's little wonder that the Bubbles boys are odds on to win.
Slaven Bilic has stated his affection for the FA Cup and a clear intention to make a strong challenge as he views a cup run as a decent target for his side this year. With Dimitri Payet needing game time, Wolves will need to be vigilant if they are to prevent the skilful midfielder from running matters. A key question is whether Bilic will give a run out to his up and coming youngsters, with Reece Oxford, Stephen Hendrie and Josh Cullen all hopeful that they might get some game time.
Wolves should not be underestimated, with Benik Afobe and Jordan Graham up front as their key attacking threats. However, in good news for the Hammers that 'controversial' pundit Mark Lawrenson has predicted a shock win for Wolves!
We reckon 2-0 to the Hammers as the momentum right now is strong. Kick off is at the traditional 3PM. We have produced a Slaven Bilic dance video to get you into the mood....ENJOY!!!