BBC pundit Mark Lawrenson predicts West Ham’s game against Southampton at London Stadium.
“ West Ham United have been waiting for a win since New Year’s Day but will hope they can get three points that will lift them out of the Premier League relegation zone when they host Southampton on Saturday. “
The Hammers have had a tough run of fixtures but BBC football experience Mark Lawrenson says there will be “no excuses” if they do not perform this time. “
“If their situation does not focus the West Ham players’ minds, then they are in big trouble,” Lawrenson said.
“I hate the term ‘must-win’ but in terms of their season, this result will be crucial to them, and where they go from here.”
“ Southampton’s away form has been very good this season but I just think this such a huge game for West Ham that they will know they have to win. ”
“ The Hammers were very competitive and combative against Liverpool on Monday night, and looked better defensively – apart from Lukasz Fabianski’s mistakes.
“ I know David Moyes’ side scored twice, so it might sound a bit silly, but I just felt they did not create enough chances considering how well they played. “
“ They were at Anfield and playing against the runaway leaders, though, so no-one was expecting them to get anything. Things will be very different on Saturday. “