West Ham v Fulham predictions- How do the pundits think Pellegrini’s men will fare against the Cottagers?

West Ham’s first game after a two week break sees Manuel Pellegrini’s men lock horns against Fulham at the London Stadium on Friday night. The Hammers are winless since beating Arsenal at home in mid January, and have lost five in a row in the league under the referee for this game, Lee Mason.

This will be Fulham’s first Premier League game to be played on Friday in more than a decade- the last was a 0-0 draw against Spurs back in 2008. The Cottagers are also winless in their last nine away games against West Ham.

Will the Hammers able to complete a league double over Claudio Ranieri’s men? Let’s take a look at what the pundits are predicting for this Round 27 clash.

Mark Lawrenson: Lawro says that West Ham have been inconsistent but also adds that Fulham are yet to win on the road this season and have the worst away record in the league. Has gone for a 2-0 West Ham win.

Paul Merson: Merson says that Fulham “are letting goals in for fun” and adds that he “can’t see anything but a win for West Ham”. Has tipped the home side to emerge 3-1 winners.

Robbie Savage: Savage, like Merson and Lawro, has also predicted a two goal win for the Hammers- a 3-1 scoreline in favour of Manuel Pellegrini’s men.

Michael Owen: Owen notes that Fulham have lost their last eight London derbies. He agrees that West Ham have not been in the greatest of form themselves, but adds that the game being played at the London Stadium (where West Ham beat Arsenal and drew with Liverpool this year) helps the home side’s cause.

Has predicted a West Ham win and both teams to score.

Alejandro Moreno and Alexis Nunes: The ESPN duo, not surprisingly, have back the Hammers to emerge winners here.

Summary of predictions

Lawro: West Ham 2-0 Fulham
Merson: West Ham 3-1 Fulham
Savage: West Ham 3-1 Fulham
Owen: West Ham to win, both teams to score
ESPN: West Ham to win

Everyone clearly expects West Ham to break their five game losing streak under Lee Mason and send Fulham a little closer to the drop!

Comments

  1. Given the way the pundits are talking us up, I half think we’ll lose then (or drop points), and then go on to either draw or win against the odds at Man City!

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