BBC pundit Mark Lawrenson predicts West Ham’s game against Southampton at St Mary’s Stadium.
“ I don’t think West Ham have helped their manager Manuel Pellegrini with the noises that have been coming out of the club. ”
“ Whoever is feeding stories to the media seems to be trying to make everyone aware that Pellegrini’s future is being discussed, because he is not doing very well – so don’t be surprised if he is not here next Sunday. ”
“ You don’t need to say any of that, because it is obvious he is under pressure. ”
“ It just feels like Pellegrini is an empty tube of toothpaste – they are just squeezing the last bits out of him at the moment, and it won’t be long until he is done. ”
“ While West Ham slide down the table, Saints have been heading in the opposite direction with a run of seven points from their past four games. ”
“ They were unlucky to lose to Newcastle last time out and they have looked like a different team in recent weeks. Danny Ings cannot stop scoring at the moment, which is handy for them. ”