Mark Lawrenson has predicted that Leeds will beat West Ham this weekend.
It’s the kind of prediction from the ex-Liverpool man that begins to look all the more fanciful when you actually dig into the fixture list and the results of the two clubs.
We know that Lawro regularly predicts the Hammers will lose, and he has done so again.
Leeds have been in roundly terrible form this season and have yet to actually record a Premier League win, beating beaten 5-1 by Manchester United, 3-0 by Liverpool, and drawing with Everton, Burnley, and Newcastle.
The Hammers, as we know, have beaten Newcastle and Leicester, drawn with Crystal Palace and Southampton, and lost narrowly to United.
The Irons are eighth in the league, while Leeds are 17th.
But, now, Lawrenson seems to think that Leeds will snap out of their poor form, of course, against the Hammers, to edge out David Moyes’ men.
Writing in his BBC Sport column, Lawrenson said: “Leeds are yet to win this season, and they don’t seem to carry the same threat going forward as they did last season. They are still conceding plenty of goals, though – 12 in five league games so far, and at least one in every match.
“Despite their poor form, I still think Marcelo Bielsa’s side will come good sooner rather than later. West Ham’s only league defeat came against Manchester United in very strange circumstances, but I fancy Leeds to edge this one.”
Prediction: Leeds 2-1 West Ham. You can almost hear our eyes rolling.