BBC Sport pundit Mark Lawrenson has predicted that West Ham United will beat Bournemouth this weekend in the Premier League clash at The London Stadium.
Lawrenson believes that West Ham will emerge victorious from this clash with a 2-0 win to continue the good run of form in the league.
Ahead of tomorrow’s game in East London, Lawro said: “The Hammers look a completely different animal to the team that struggled under Slaven Bilic at the start of the season and the atmosphere has changed completely at London Stadium too. The doom and gloom has been lifted.”
Discussing West Ham’s transfer activity, Lawrenson suggested that any new additions would just further strengthen an already strong team.
He added: “I am expecting them to push on now.”
The last match between these two sides took place on Boxing Day at it produced a thriller.
James Collins headed the Irons into an early lead on the south coast but the hosts hit back to go 2-1 courtesy of goals from Dan Gosling and Nathan Ake.
But Marko Arnautovic hit a late double – with some help from Asmir Begovic – to fire West Ham into a dramatic 3-2 lead before Callum Wilson scored a controversial late goal, which involved a handball and an offside.
The game ended all square but West Ham will be hoping that home advantage helps them see this weekend’s match through for a win.