BBC pundit Mark Lawrenson highlights a problem West Ham still face, predicts West Brom result

General view inside the stadium during the Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Stoke City at The Hawthorns on August 27, 2017 in West Bromwich, England.

West Bromwich Albion meet West Ham United in the Premier League this afternoon.

General view inside the stadium during the Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Stoke City at The Hawthorns on August 27, 2017 in West Bromwich, England.

Pundit Mark Lawrenson has told BBC Sport that he thinks West Bromwich Albion and West Ham United will draw 1-1 at The Hawthorns this afternoon.

The Baggies head into the game having suffered their first defeat of the season last weekend, losing 3-1 away at Brighton and Hove Albion.

Having previously claimed seven points from a possible nine, West Brom made a strong start to the season, but will now be faced with bouncing back against West Ham.

Slaven Bilic, Manager of West Ham United greets Tony Pulis, Manager of West Bromwich Albion during the Premier League match between West Ham United and West Bromwich Albion at London...Slaven Bilic and Tony Pulis

It's almost a year to the day since West Brom thrashed West Ham 4-2 at The Hawthorns in a remarkable first half performance, and Tony Pulis will certainly be hoping for the same again here.

The Hammers finally won their first game of the season on Monday night, defeating Huddersfield Town 2-0 thanks to goals from Pedro Obiang and Andre Ayew.

Having lost to Manchester United, Southampton and Newcastle United, Slaven Bilic is finally off the mark with his first win of the campaign, easing some of the pressure on him and his position at the London Stadium.

Football pundit Mark Lawrenson looks on before the npower Championship game between Cardiff City and Queens Park Rangers at Cardiff City Stadium on April 23, 2011 in Cardiff, Wales.

Now, West Ham travel to the West Midlands in search of a first point on the road, and pundit Mark Lawrenson has told BBC Sport that he believes the two teams will draw 1-1 at The Hawthorns.

Lawrenson still feels that West Ham don't possess too much of a goal threat, meaning the two teams may cancel each other out – and he thinks Bilic would be happy with a point.

“West Ham got off the mark with their win over Huddersfield on Monday but they still do not look much of a threat in front of goal,” said Lawrenson. “West Brom also don't score too many, and I think there is a chance that both teams could cancel each other out. Hammers boss Slaven Bilic will probably be happy with that,” he added.

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