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Lawro predicts Foxes clash

Mark Lawrenson believes the Hammers will lose to Leicester this weekend.

The ex-Liverpool man also backed the Irons to lose to Wolves and he is not changing his narrative!

He’s backed the Foxes to record a big win over the Irons in the race to finish in the top four.

Brendan Rodgers’ side go into the game in third, four points clear of the Irons in fourth.

A win for David Moyes’ side would be a huge boost in their bid to qualify the Champions League but Lawro thinks that the Foxes will get over the line, even with the Hammers winning without Declan Rice on Monday.

Mikey Antonio is also set to be absent with his hamstring injury and that means Moyes needs to find an alternative to the striker this weekend. It is likely that Jarrod Bowen will play in a false nine role, though there is also an option for Jesse Lingard to play.

Speaking to BBC Sport, Lawrenson said: “Even without the injured Declan Rice, West Ham were impressive against Wolves on Monday evening, but this is a much bigger test for them.

“Leicester were outplayed by Manchester City last time out, but I don’t think you can really read too much into that – Brendan Rodgers’ team are still a very good side.

“West Ham have shown they are too, and they have done brilliantly to get in the top four, just one place below the Foxes.

“It is going to be hard for both of them to stay there, but of the two I think Leicester have got the better chance. They blew up from a similar position last season, but this time they have got a better team and a better squad.”

Lawro’s prediction: 2-1 to Leicester

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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.

3 comments on “Lawro predicts Foxes clash

  1. Yeah and He also said we would lose to Wolves as well.

  2. This game plus the ones against Chelsea and Everton are the biggest games of the season. Beating Leicester would go a long way towards finishing top 4. Lose against Leicester and I don’t think we’ll make top 4. It all hinges on this game for me. Champions league would be a dream. Could be a once in a one time opportunity for some of these players, especially the older ones, so I’m sure they will be giving it everything they’ve got.

  3. I personally have stopped reading this morons predictions and I am amazed the BBC still entertain him. Clearly he has a deep rooted hatred for our club which goes back many years.
    I prefer to read Merson’s predictions, who has quite rightly stated that we have a decent run of fixtures that he believes will ensure West Ham finish fourth and therefore into the Champions League next season.
    One of the two big games that are must wins starts on Sunday against Leicester, but with Ogbonna still out and now Rice and Antonio injured the final run in might prove too much for what is a thin squad outside of the starting 11.

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