BBC pundit Mark Lawrenson has predicted West Ham to lost this weekend against Southampton.

West Ham travel down to the south coast for a 3pm Saturday kick-off as they prepare to take on Southampton at the St Mary’s Stadium.

The Hammers will be looking to get back to winning ways after a disappointing 4-0 loss at Old Trafford on the opening day of the season left them bottom of the Premier League table.

They face Southampton, who drew their opening game 0-0 with Swansea.

In his weekly edition of predicting each Premier League game, Mark Lawrenson has stated that he believes West Ham will lose.

Lawro believes that the Hammers will slump to a 2-1 defeat against Southampton, who have a new manager in Mauricio Pellegrino.

Mark Lawrenson said:

“West Ham are on the road again – they are starting the season with three straight away games because London Stadium is not ready for matches after hosting the World Athletics Championships.

“That is not ideal anyway, but even less so after the manner of their 4-0 defeat at Manchester United on Sunday.

“Southampton made a better start with their draw against Swansea, but their problem was they did not really look like they were going to score despite having plenty of chances.

“I think they will have more opportunities on Saturday because, like their ground, West Ham do not quite look ready. If Saints can take them, they will win this time.”