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Paul Merson makes score prediction ahead of Wolves vs West Ham

Wolves are back in Premier League action this weekend, and West Ham United are the opponents at Molineux.

Julen Lopetegui is looking to put a frustrating past couple of games behind him.

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Wanderers drew 2-2 with Liverpool in the FA Cup last weekend, and were extremely unlucky not to win.

And then they crashed out of the Carabao Cup against Nottingham Forest on penalties.

Poor decisions cost Wolves in both matches, so hopefully we will not be talking about that kind of thing for a third match running. Many Wolves fans will not hold their breath, though.

Wolves have a good chance to move out of the relegation zone, with struggling West Ham the visitors on Saturday.

They sit just one point above Wolves in the table, and it’s an absolutely huge game.

Wolves have undoubtedly made big strides under Lopetegui, but it’s now about getting results.

And in the eyes of Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson, Wolves will get one this weekend.

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Predicting a narrow 1-0 win for the hosts, he wrote for Sportskeeda: “I know this is currently a relegation battle, but I don’t see either of these teams going down because their managers are good. If West Ham sack Moyes, I think they might be in trouble.

“David Moyes is turning a corner at West Ham and he’s done well to revive his side’s fortunes. Wolves will avoid relegation as well. This could be a tight game, and I think Wolves will win it.

Wolves have got to beat West Ham, as Paul Merson makes score prediction

This really is a huge game for Wolves.

We have seen the team making real improvements under Lopetegui in recent weeks.

But it really is about getting the ball rolling now with some positive results.

West Ham have been poor this season under David Moyes, who is a man under real pressure.

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There is newfound optimism at Wolves following Lopetegui’s arrival, and it feels like things are starting to come together under the Spaniard.

If he goes 4-4-2 and starts Matheus Cunha in attack, Wanderers could very well get three much needed points here.