The Hammers will host newly-promoted Bournemouth at home, and former West Ham manager Redknapp believes that the spoils will be shared in London and has predicted a 1-1 draw.
“I can’t see Bournemouth getting beat at West Ham, I think they’ll make it a difficult day for them,” the 68-year-old wrote on Kicca.com. “It’ll be another tight one, I fancy Bournemouth to go there and get at least a point.”
Former Manchester United and Liverpool striker Michael Owen has also given his thoughts on today’s match between West Ham and Bournemouth.
“This is only the third time the sides have met in the League and the Cherries have yet to win any of the previous five competitive games (three in Cup competitions) between the clubs,” the former Newcastle United striker wrote on Betvictor.com.
“I was impressed with Eddie Howe’s side at Anfield and hope to see them end their PL goalscoring drought. Callum Wilson has had 19 touches in the opposition box in the two PL games; perhaps he can make one count at the Boleyn Ground.”
West Ham will head into this afternoon’s game as favourites, but they will need to step up their game.
The Hammers suffered a surprise 2-1 defeat to Leicester City at home in the Premier League last weekend.
Prior to that, Slaven Bilic’s side had defeated Arsenal 2-0 away from home at the Emirates Stadium in North London.
Meanwhile, Bournemouth have made a disappointing start to their 2015-16 Premier League campaign.
Eddie Howe’s side went down 1-0 to Aston Villa at home before losing to Liverpool at Anfield by the same margin on Monday.