West Ham vs Wolves Predictions- Pundits give their predicted scorelines for first Hammers game after Covid-19 break

West Ham will play their first Premier League game after the Coronavirus enforced break when they host Wolverhampton Wanderers this evening. The Hammers will be looking to create some distance between themselves and the drop zone, while the visitors will go level on points with 5th placed Manchester United should they win at the London Stadium.

West Ham might be a tad more comfortable with the referee for this game than Wolves, given both sides’ recent records under him.

Here is a look at what the pundits have to predict for this game.

Mark Lawrenson: At the BBC, Lawro says that “there’s often a negative vibe at the London Stadium” and thinks that the lack of fans might actually help the Hammers. He also adds that West Ham “are better than their position in the table suggests” and has backed them to win this 1-0.

Lawro’s celeb opponent, drummer Al Greenwood, thinks Wolves will win this 2-0.

Charlie Nicholas: Nicholas, like Lawrenson, thinks West Ham will benefit from the absence of their fans. He expects the Hammers to go with a back five to negate Wolves’ attacking trio of Diogo Jota, Raul Jimenez and Adama Traore, and has predicted a 1-1 draw.

Stan Collymore: Collymore has backed West Ham to win 2-1, and the Hammers, along with City, are the only two home sides he expects to be victorious in this weekend’s round of fixtures.

Michael Owen: Owen expects Wolves to claim all three points here, and has backed Raul Jimenez to get on the scoresheet.

Summary of pundit predictions:

Lawrenson: West Ham 1-0 Wolves
Al Greenwood: West Ham 0-2 Wolves
Charlie Nicholas: West Ham 1-1 Wolves
Stan Collymore: West Ham 2-1 Wolves
Michael Owen: Wolves to win and Jimenez to score.

That’s two West Ham wins, two Wolves wins, and one draw. A tough game to predict, it seems!

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