Mark Lawrenson predicts West Ham will only handle a 1-1 draw towards already-relegated Norwich on their return to Premier League motion.
The Hammers went right down to a painful defeat in Frankfurt on Thursday evening (5 Could) to see their Europa League dream come to an finish, and needed to play 70 minutes of the sport with 10 males.
Lawrenson expects this to imply David Moyes fields a weakened aspect, and it received’t have sufficient to beat Dean Smith’s males who might present some belated combat for his or her supporters.
“West Ham received’t have their strongest workforce out after Thursday’s Europa League semi-final with Eintracht Frankfurt, however no matter aspect David Moyes places out they are going to be troublesome to beat.”
Moyes was himself present a red within the second half as his frustrations boiled over and he kicked the ball at a ball boy.
With the aspect clinging to the remaining European spot within the Premier League, which might see them into the Europa Convention League subsequent season, the gamers will someway have to awaken themselves to maintain battling.
It will be an enormous anti-climax to return so near successful the whole competitors on the continent and end empty-handed, and to then miss out on Europe all collectively for subsequent 12 months.
In that context they must be searching for greater than the expected draw towards the league’s worst aspect.
In any other case their possibilities of reeling in Manchester United within the Europa League spots can be badly broken, they usually run the danger of being overtaken by Wolves from under.
In different West Ham information, Moyes desires 5 new gamers in the summertime, together with a spectacular younger striker and an improve on Cresswell.