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Paul Merson makes prediction ahead of West Ham vs Wolves

Wolves face West Ham United at the London Stadium on Saturday evening.

The international break is now over, and Bruno Lage is seeking to turn things around at Molineux after a poor start to the new season.

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It’s just one win from the first eight games for Wolves.

The team have accumulated six points so far, which is a disappointing return given the set of fixtures.

Wolves’ main issue has once again been the scoring of goals.

The injury to new signing Sasa Kalajdzic was very unfortunate.

But Raul Jimenez has also had fitness issues since the beginning of the season.

The lack of a fit and firing centre-forward has really harmed Wanderers. That’s why many have extremely high hopes that Diego Costa will be able to make a positive impact.

The star is reportedly set to make his debut against the Hammers.

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The 33-year-old is past his prime now, but could still be a really solid addition for Wolves.

West Ham are the opponents on Saturday, and they are also struggling.

But in the eyes of Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson, the Irons will get out of their rut against Wolves.

Predicting a 2-0 win for the home side, he said (via Sportskeeda): “West Ham’s big names haven’t hit the levels they achieved last season. They aren’t a free-scoring side, and they’ll need to find a way to score the first goal. When they do, they’re solid at the back and force the other team to chase the game. They’ve got Antonio and Bowen on the counter, and they’ll need to go back to that blueprint.

“Wolves are a good team but they don’t score enough goals for my liking. West Ham are not a million miles away at the moment, and I think they’re going to get back on the horse this week.”

Wolves must find a way to win against West Ham, as Paul Merson makes prediction

Wolves are struggling right now. But so are West Ham and this is a good chance for Wanderers to get back on their own horse.

Unlike Wolves, West Ham have also struggled defensively.

Moyes’ side have kept just one clean sheet in the league so far, which offers hope for Wolves going into the game.

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Wolves have kept three clean sheets up to now, and three of the seven goals conceded were to Manchester City.

It is genuinely just going to be a case of whether Wolves can finally be more clinical.