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Lawro’s prediction…and guess what?

Mark Lawrenson inevitably finds it hard to tip a West ham win and nothing has changed this week.

Whilst admitting it’s been a poor campaign for Wolves and an excellent one for the Irons he still can’t do it and sadly finds the weakest of reasons for going against us.

We all know how important a Hammers victory is on Monday and we are likely to be the bookies favourites given Wolves have failed to win in their last four games.

That however makes no difference to Lawro’s thinking as he weighs up a game which looks favoured towards us getting a minimum of a point.

But there’s usually a reason why that won’t happen in the BBC pundit’s world and this time it comes down to Wolves winning if they can keep us quiet.

Ah well, I suppose there comes a point where all of us can make cases however illogical they may be.

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The old lad writes: “This has been a disappointing campaign for Wolves, and one of the first setbacks they suffered was when they lost 4-0 to West Ham at London Stadium in September.

The Hammers, by contrast, have had an excellent season. The challenge for them now is seeing it through to the finish.

This one is hard to call, mainly because I think it will be quite a flat occasion rather than a high-tempo affair. If Wolves do keep West Ham quiet, they could nick the points.

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4 comments on “Lawro’s prediction…and guess what?

  1. I am almost disappointed, at least keep things consistent and predict a 2-1 win for Wolves. Have we really got to the stage where we get upset about the man who was voted by Brighton & Hove Albions fans as their 3rd Greatest Player. It has almost become a match week tradition that he will predict a West Ham loss, ranks alongside a Jamie Carragher analysis of a West Ham game.

  2. I’m forever reminded of the time we were away to Bournemouth (the final year at Upton Park) – we were flying, we were unbeaten in goodness knows how many games, we’d just done the double over Liverpool, and Payet was coming back from that injury he suffered just before Christmas, while the Cherries as I recall were struggling. Everything screamed West Ham win, every pundit clocked us for a win, and Lawrenson even in his pre-match prediction said it looked unlikely that we’d get beaten.

    Then he tipped Bournemouth to nick it.

    I was one of the away fans there that night chanting “Are you watching Lawrenson?” after Enner Valencia scored his second to put us 3-1 up.

  3. Wolves have really missed Jimenez but still, with Neto and Traore they are a threat. I remain worried about how easy teams find it to get into our left corner. Is Oggy going to be back?

    Message to Dawson, “Keep your back to goal” 🙂

    But then we have Jesse!

  4. The sad legacy of the Liverpool era of success is that we are now stuck with their ex- players on punditry. Lawrenson is just a stuck record of mediocrity and Carragher makes every other commentator sound good. These plus Souness seem only capable of seeing the football World from a Liverpool biased perspective.

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