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Lawrenson Makes His Prediction For West Ham’s Clash Against Manchester City

Mark Lawrenson

TV pundit Mark Lawrenson believes that the game between West Ham and Manchester City tomorrow lunchtime will be a tighter affair than previous fixtures between the two clubs.

The Hammers lost 4-0 to the Citizens at the London Stadium last season but, predicting how the match will go tomorrow, the former Liverpool defender said he thinks Manuel Pellegrini’s side will put up a good fight:

“West Ham have had a busy summer signing a bunch of players and I am looking forward to seeing how they shape up, but I can’t see City slipping up.”

“City generally go to London Stadium and spank the Hammers – their four visits have seen them win 5-0, 4-0 4-1 and 4-0. I don’t think it will be quite that easy this time though.”

Lawrenson still believes that the away side will come out the winners, though, with City edging the encounter 2-1.

West Ham will start some of their summer signings for the match, with £45m recruit from Eintracht Frankfurt, Sebastien Haller, likely to lead the line.

£24m signing Pablo Fornals could also make his competitive debut in the match, while the likes of Albian Ajeti and Goncalo Cardoso will probably have to settle for a place on the bench.

In terms of injuries, captain Mark Noble will be out due to a thigh injury, but Lukasz Fabianski should be fit to return after a groin problem.