Mark Lawrenson predicts West Ham v Hull clash
By Dominic Toner
Mark Lawrenson has predicted that West Ham will lose against Hull in their Premier League clash at the weekend.
The Hammers travel to the KCOM Stadium on Saturday for a league clash and will be looking to complete the double over Hull this season, having won the first meeting 1-0.
Slaven Bilic’s side go into the game in poor form and are without a win in their last five matches.
They suffered a 3-2 loss to Leicester in their last game before the international break and that result means they are now 12th in the league table.
BBC pundit Lawrenson has backed relegation threatened Hull to win the game and tipped a 1-0 scoreline in their favour.
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“West Ham seem to have slipped back into some bad habits from the start of the season,” Lawrenson told BBC Sport. “So, it has taken me until the start of April, but I have finally tipped the Tigers to win a game.
“Now they need to go out and actually pick up the three points as well, because they badly need them in their relegation fight.”
West Ham have endured a frustrating campaign as they adjust to life at the London Stadium and have fallen a long way short of last season’s standard.
They managed to qualify for Europe last season, but were dumped out of the Europa League qualifiers and have struggled to build any serious momentum in the league.
Bilic is under pressure to get a result against Hull and his side need to end the winless run they are on.
Meanwhile, Marco Silva’s Hull are currently inside the relegation places and are three points adrift of safety.
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