West Ham v Watford predictions- How do the pundits think the Hammers will fare this weekend?

West Ham will be aiming to win five straight league games for the first time since 2006 when they host Watford at the London Stadium this weekend. However the Hammers have a poor recent record under the referee for this game (Lee Mason), having lost their last four when he was in charge.

Watford come into this game on the back of a 3-2 win over Cardiff, a fixture that saw three beautiful goals from the Hornets, including one from Domingos Quina, who moved to Vicarage Road from the London Stadium earlier this summer. However Javia Gracia’s men have won only 2 of their last 20 league games on the road.

None of West Ham’s 11 previous home games against the Hornets in the top flight have ended in a draw.

What do the pundits have to say about the home side’s chances of making it five wins in a row? Let’s take a look.

Mark Lawrenson: Lawro admits this game is “difficult to call”, but says Watford “have been unlucky to lose away from home” whenever he’s watched them play this season, and reckons they’ll come away with the points this time. Has gone for a 2-0 win to Watford.

Lawro’s celeb opponent this weekend, boxer Dillian Whyte says the Hammers will score thrice and win 3-1.

Lawro went for a Fulham win last weekend, while David Ginola had correctly predicted a Hammers victory. His celeb opponents currently outscore him 130-110 for West Ham predictions this season.

Paul Merson: Merson says West Ham appear to have “got a bit of swagger” . Likes that they score often, but adds that they’re “becoming hard to break down” as well, praising their defence. Has gone for a 3-1 win to the home side.

Michael Owen: Owen expects be to an “entertaining clash” (tips goals to be over 3.5), and like Merson, reckons the Hammers will get the better of the Hornets.

Steve Nicol: The ESPN pundit also reckons West Ham will win this one.

Summary of predictions

Lawrenson: West Ham 0-2 Watford
CO: West Ham 3-1 Watford
Merson: West Ham 3-1 Watford
Michael Owen: West Ham to win and over 3.5 goals
Steve Nicol: West Ham to win

Everyone apart from Lawro expects the Hammers to beat the Hornets!

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