Watford v West Ham Pundit Predictions- Can the Hammers sign off with a win?

The final day of the 2018/19 Premier League season is upon us, and West Ham will finish their engagements with this clash away at Watford. Beating the Hornets will seal a top 10 finish for Manuel Pellegrini’s men.

Javi Gracia’s Watford will have one eye on their upcoming FA Cup final against Man City- it perhaps comes as no surprise that they’ve won just once in their last five games (that too against relegated Huddersfield) once they beat Wolves in their Cup semi-final.

Let’s take a look at what the pundits have to say about this Round 38 clash.

Mark Lawrenson: Lawro says that every time he thinks West Ham are going to kick on, they go missing. Notes that Watford will seal a top 10 finish in the top flight for the first time since 1986/87 if they avoid defeat on Sunday afternoon, and has backed the Hornets to do exactly that with his 1-1 prediction.

Celeb opponent: Lawro’s celeb opponent this weekend is hip hop star Loyle Carner, who has also chosen a 1-1 draw.

Paul Merson: Merson reckons there’ll be some changes in the Watford XI with one eye on the FA Cup final, and despite a potential return for Troy Deeney after his three match ban, reckons these changes will “take it from a draw to a West Ham win”. Has backed the Hammers to emerge 3-1 victors.

Michael Owen: Owen has backed the Hornets do the double over the Hammers for the first time in their history and seal a top ten finish.

Robbie Savage: Savage is another who feels this fixture is too close to call, and like Lawro and Loyle Carner, has predicted a 1-1 draw.

Summary of predictions for Watford v West Ham GW38

Lawro: Watford 1-1 West Ham
CO: Watford 1-1 West Ham
Merson: Watford 1-3 West Ham
Owen: Watford will win
Savage: Watford 1-1 West Ham

Game kicks off at 3pm on Sunday (May 12, 2019)

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