Pundits Mark Lawrenson and Paul Merson have both predicted a West Ham 2-0 win over Swansea tomorrow.
Lawro writing on the BBC website said: “West Ham did well to get back into the game in their 3-2 defeat by Tottenham last week, but the scoreline probably flattered the Hammers a bit. Swansea also lost, at home to Watford, and I am a bit worried about them. The Swans look flat going forward, and Renato Sanches has not supplied the spark people expected. On top of that, they have been poor at the back too.”
Lawro’s prediction: 2-0
Meanwhile, Merson agrees by penning on Sky Sports website:
“West Ham have been a bit better in recent weeks. They had the win over Huddersfield before getting a solid point away at West Brom. Then came last weekend’s 3-2 defeat to Spurs and if I’m being honest, I thought the scoreline flattered the Hammers.
I thought Slaven Bilic made a bit of an error in that game because he started with Javier Hernandez up front and then when Michael Antonio got injured he brought Andy Carroll on. By starting Hernandez, it tells me Bilic thought he was going to cause Tottenham more problems with pace and movement in attack so why didn’t he bring on Andre Ayew to replace Antonio? With Carroll on the field I thought West Ham went from back to front too quickly. They would have worked on a game plan all week and it all went out the window when it could have stayed the same.
However, I can see them getting back to winning ways here against a Swansea side struggling for form and confidence.”
PAUL PREDICTS: 2-0
I agree with the predicted 2-0 win, providing Chicharito and Sakho start as our twin central strikers. If Slav starts with Carroll, we could end up with a 0-0 score-line!!