Paul Merson explains why he believes West Ham will lose to Huddersfield

Ex footballer Paul Merson enjoying  day two of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 11, 2015 in Cheltenham, England.

Merson is tipping West Ham United for defeat.

David Moyes, Manager of West Ham United gives instructins  to Andy Carroll of West Ham United during the Premier League match between Watford and West Ham United at Vicarage Road on...

West Ham managed to claim a draw in their last Premier League fixture away to Tottenham, and face Huddersfield Town on the road this weekend.

Paul Merson has told SkySports he expects the Hammers to lose to David Wagner's side, tipping a 2-1 victory.

Merson believes that tactically he believes West Ham are poorly matched against the Terriers.

David Wagner, Manager of Huddersfield Town celebrates promotion to the Premier League after the Sky Bet Championship play off final between Huddersfield and Reading at Wembley Stadium on...

He explained: "The Terriers are strong at home, though, and I'm not sure whether West Ham will be able to cope with their pressing game. With that in mind, I fancy David Wagner's men to get another huge three points for their survival bid."

Huddersfield are in 11th place in the Premier League table, with West Ham in 15th, but only two points separate the two teams.

This game is an important match for both sides accordingly, in their aim to move clear of the relegation scrap and target the top 10.

It is the first time managers David Moyes and David Wagner have met.

When the two teams clashed earlier in the season, West Ham came out on top at the London Stadium, with the 2-0 win giving a much needed victory to then manager Slaven Bilic.

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