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Mark Lawrenson predicts the result of West Ham v Wolves

Another round of Premier League games following the midweek programme means another week of Mark Lawrenson’s weekly BBC predictions column.

The former Liverpool defender has delivered his verdict on how he thinks Wolves will get on against West Ham on Sunday.

Bruno Lage’s men go into the game on the back of that heartbreaking late loss at Arsenal and Lawrenson said he expects another Wolves defeat here.

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Lawrenson’s prediction

“Wolves are always tough to beat but they played on Thursday at Arsenal, which will help West Ham who have had a full week off to prepare for this.

“The Hammers need a win too, after two draws in a row.

“Those weren’t bad results in isolation but if they want to maintain their challenge for fourth place, then they can’t afford to drop any more points this weekend. West Ham 2-1 Wolves.”

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Two defeats from these two crucial trips to London would be a major blow in the chase for European football.

Avoiding defeat is imperative in this one and West Ham have not been in the best of form lately.

As Lawrenson eludes to, perhaps their free midweek may have some impact but Wolves have been playing well on the whole and are more than capable of getting back on track and getting something from this game.