Mark Lawrenson predicts West Ham United v Tottenham Hotspur

Mark Lawrenson

Tottenham Hotspur take on West Ham United in the Premier League this evening.

Mark LawrensonMark Lawrenson

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

West Ham head into the game having one just one of their last 11 Premier League games, and that came with a recent 1-0 victory over relegation-threatened Swansea City.

Last week, the Hammers drew 0-0 away at Stoke City, with Slaven Bilic's men turning in a strong performance without being able to find the killer instinct in front of goal – an all too familiar assessment this season.

The Hammers are all but safe from relegation, but speculation continues to surround the future of manager Bilic, who has overseen a disappointing season which has failed to deliver both on and off the pitch.

Their opponents tonight are Tottenham Hotspur, who make their first trip to the London Stadium in search of a tenth straight Premier League victory after last week's 2-0 win over North London rivals Arsenal.

General view inside the London StadiumGeneral view inside the London Stadium

Spurs are pushing Chelsea all the way in the race for the Premier League title, and a win this evening would take them to within a point of the league leaders ahead of their clash with Middlesbrough on Monday evening.

Ahead of tonight's game, pundit Mark Lawrenson has offered his prediction to BBC Sport, suggesting that Tottenham will continue their winning run with a 2-0 victory.

Tottenham manager Mauricio PochettinoTottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino

Lawrenson doesn't think that Spurs will win the Premier League title, but believes that they will again pick up a victory over a West Ham side who are struggling for points under Bilic.

“West Ham have only won one of their past 11 games and speculation over manager Slaven Bilic's future does not look like it is going away,” said Lawrenson. “Tottenham, meanwhile, just keep on winning - if they pick up three points at the London Stadium, it would be their 10th victory in a row.”

“Spurs don't concede many goals and the way they are winning is very impressive, as well as the results themselves. It is very difficult not to back them at the moment. I still think the title is beyond Tottenham because I do not see Chelsea slipping up - but I don't see Mauricio Pochettino's side dropping points either,” he added.

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