Watford v West Ham Predictions- What do Messrs Lawro, Nicholas & Co. think of West Ham’s chances at Vicarage Road?

Javi Gracia’s Watford will be desperate to move off the bottom of the Premier League table when they host West Ham this weekend. The Hornets, incredible as it may sound, are the only team neither to have picked up a point nor to have to scored a goal going into Match Week 3.

Gracia has also had to contend with injury issues- Troy Deeney is a long term absentee, Doucoure and Pereyra are doubtful for this clash, while new summer Ismaila Sarr is working his way into match fitness.

West Ham, on the other hand, should have the troika of Mark Noble, Felipe Anderson and Sebastien Haller available for the trip to Vicarage Road.

The Hammers won this clash 4-1 when the two sides met last season. Let’s take a look at what the pundits have predicted for them this time around.

Mark Lawrenson: Lawro reckons Watford “will sneak a win” and that Jack Wilshere “doesn’t look up to it” so far for the Hammers. Has gone for a 2-1 win to the Hornets.

Warrington star Stefan Ratchford, his celeb opponent for this weekend, has also predicted the same scoreline as Lawro.

Charlie Nicholas: Nicholas reckons “it’s time for Watford to start” and is another pundit who reckons this will finish 2-1 in favour of Javi Gracia’s side.

Stan Collymore: Collymore reckons Watford will finally pick up a point, but will remain goalless. Has predicted a 0-0 stalemate.

Robbie Savage: Savage also reckons this will be a draw, but one in which both teams find the back of the net (1-1)

Michael Owen: Owen has tipped this one to end in a draw.

ESPN: The duo of Paul Mariner and Mark Donaldson reckon this is a “tough game to predict” and have both gone for draws.

Summary of predictions for Watford v West Ham:

Lawro: Watford 2-1 West Ham
Ratchford: Watford 2-1 West Ham
Nicholas: Watford 2-1 West Ham
Collymore: Watford 0-0 West Ham
Savage: Watford 1-1 West Ham
Owen: Draw
ESPN: Draw

So some draws and some Watford wins, but no one expecting a West Ham to produce a repeat of last season’s victory. The ref for this clash is the same person who was in charge for that 4-1 West Ham win.

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