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Hard time for Hammers v Forest – prediction

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Hard time for Hammers

Regular followers of this site will know I have much time for Forest boss Steve Cooper and whilst I hope I am totally wrong I think there maybe a hard time for the Hammers at the London Stadium tomorrow. The optimism I can offer however is that Forest only have one win to their name away from home this season – that was at Chelsea back in September whilst they have also drawn Palace last month so their visits to the capital aren’t to be under-estimated.

Hard time for Hammers v Forest

In real terms however there is very little between us and them with the Hammers having four wins and two draws behind them in Premier League action whilst Forest haveĀ manager three wins and four draws. Victory tomorrow would put Coopers team above us in the league table and I have to be 100 per cent honest here and say I’m not sure that won’t happen.

I can’t see much change to the team David Moyes is likely to put out although he may choose to giveĀ  Mikey Antonio a run out against his former club which always provides an incentive. He may have spotted that we were a better team when he moved Jarrod Bowen back to the right wing after playing centrally whilst Antonio may well respond after being dropped.

Here’s my team and prediction: Areola, Coufal, Zouma (if fit), Aguerd, Emerson; Alvarez, Paqueta, Ward-Prowse, Kudus, Bowen, Antonio.

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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