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Lawro predicts City clash

Mark Lawrenson believes West Ham will lose to Manchester City this weekend.

The Hammers have been in electric form and the 2-1 win over Spurs on Sunday moved the club into fourth in the Premier League table.

City, though, have been dominant in recent weeks and sit comfortably clear at the top of the Premier League table.

They are 10 points clear of second-placed Manchester United and haven’t lost since November, when they fell, surprisingly, to Jose Mourinho’s Spurs.

They have won all of their last 12 games and Lawrenson has backed Pep Guardiola’s men to further strengthen their grip on the Premier League trophy with a victory over the Irons.

The Hammers played City at the London Stadium earlier this season, with the Irons claiming a richly deserved 1-1 draw.

Mikey Antonio’s goal sealed the point for David Moyes’ side – there’s every chance history could repeat itself, so hopefully we can prove Lawro wrong!

Writing in his weekly BBC Sport column, he said: “West Ham are flying along in fourth place and got a great win over Tottenham last weekend – they are doing so well anyway but to beat their rivals like that must have been pretty sweet.

“I really like the way David Moyes has made them so solid at the back, with a well-drilled back-four and Declan Rice sitting in front of them, but this is a big test for that defence – they are going to Etihad Stadium, and obviously Manchester City are sweeping all before them and on a run on 19 straight wins.

“The Hammers took a point from them at London Stadium back in October, but City look a completely different beast now.”

Lawro’s prediction: 2-0 City

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A journalist with 10 years' experience of working on National newspapers, now chief reporter covering the club that I've loved since I was a boy. Upton Park remains the greatest football stadium ever built.

2 comments on “Lawro predicts City clash

  1. Can’t complain with that prediction this time. But winning streaks do come to an end eventually. So why not this weekend? 1:1?

  2. What I love about Lawro, is that he’s often wrong about West Ham losing. 🙂 Last week he tipped 2-0 to Spurs.
    Winning streaks are usually broken by over confidence and or loss of focus. COYI !!!

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