Mark Lawrenson has predicted that West Ham United will fall to defeat when they travel to Wolves on Wednesday evening.
The BBC pundit admitted that he was impressed with the Hammers after their 1-0 win against Chelsea, but that they are too unpredictable to suggest they could make it back-to-back wins in the Premier League.
Lawrenson claimed that Nuno Espirito Santo’s side has been much more reliable and consistent this season, and predicted that they will pick up a 2-0 victory.
“As good as West Ham were in Saturday’s win over Chelsea, I really have no idea what they are going to do next and whether they are going to play very well, or very badly,” he wrote on his BBC column.
“Wolves are far more reliable, as in they are a very consistent side. They are also on a very good run, and have not lost any of their past nine Premier League games – I would be surprised if they don’t make that 10.”
West Ham’s win over Chelsea was their first in all competitions since their 2-0 victory against Manchester United back in September.
Well, it will be normal service resumed if Lawrenson’s prediction is anything to go by for West Ham. The Irons will surely be full of confidence after not only breaking their losing run in the Premier League, but going to their London rivals, who have been superb going forward this season, and not only winning but keeping a clean sheet. Wolves might be unbeaten in nine games, but they haven’t blown anyone away and most of those games have been draws. That is something West Ham could take advantage of, with the home side having not scored more than twice in a single Premier League game all season. There could be an air of frustration around the home crowd should they not score early, and West Ham will be confident that they could leave Molineux will all three points on Wednesday. Pellegrini is still not clear of the talk surrounding his future at the club, so he will be keen to continue picking up wins starting against Wolves.