BBC pundit Mark Lawrenson says he does not know where West Ham’s goals are going to come from following their disappointing 2-0 home defeat to Wolves at the weekend.
Previewing the game against Tottenham this evening, Lawrenson said it is too early to raise the alarm, with players still being rusty after an extended gap since the Hammers’ last competitive game, but he is concerned by their bluntness up front:
“I worry about West Ham after seeing them against Wolves. I don’t know where their goals are coming from – although it is tough to judge any team too much from that first set of games.”
“There were quite a few teams who did not offer much going forward, and they should all be better from having 90 minutes in their legs.”
Lawrenson has predicted a 2-0 win for Spurs this evening, which isn’t surprising considering West Ham’s woeful recent form. Away from home, they have scored just 12 goals in 15 games, suggesting they will struggle in front of goal once again tonight.
Sebastien Haller is likely to be back in the mix, though, with the Frenchman having been sidelined for the Wolves loss due to a minor hip problem.
Even so, the club’s leading scorer has only bagged seven this season, with Robert Snodgrass second on the list with just five goals.