BBC pundit shares his score prediction for West Ham United v Hull City

Mark Lawrenson

Mark Lawrenson is backing West Ham United to beat Hull City this afternoon.

Pundit Mark Lawrenson has told BBC Sport that he thinks West Ham United will beat Hull City 2-0 at the London Stadium this afternoon.

West Ham have endured a disappointing start to the season, but results over the last week have been encouraging for under-fire boss Slaven Bilic.

General view inside the London StadiumGeneral view inside the London Stadium

A 2-2 draw at Liverpool last Sunday was a positive result for the Hammers, and they followed that up with a 1-0 home win over Burnley on Wednesday evening.

That win over Burnley took West Ham four points clear of the relegation zone, and they'll now be hoping for another three points this afternoon to take them closer to the top half of the Premier League table.

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Today's opponents for West Ham are Hull City, who have won just once in the last 14 Premier League games, plunging them to second bottom of the table, with only Sunderland below them.

Having been beaten 3-0 at Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday, Hull have now picked up just two points from their last five Premier League games, and whilst they're only three points from safety, things are starting to look a little desperate for Mike Phelan's Tigers.

Hull will be hoping to leave the London Stadium with a positive result given how West Ham have yet to really impress at their new home, but pundit Mark Lawrenson is backing the Hammers to claim all three points.

Speaking to BBC Sport, Lawrenson has predicted a 2-0 win for West Ham, suggesting that they will feel buoyant after two decent results – and whilst he keeps backing Hull to lose, that's because they've been so poor this season.

“West Ham's form has not been great but they got a home win against Burnley in midweek after their draw at Liverpool, so should be feeling somewhat buoyant,” said Lawrenson. “I keep tipping Hull to lose - the problem for them is that most of the time I am right,” he added.

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