BBC pundit Mark Lawrenson backed Leicester City to beat West Ham 2-1 tomorrow night, when writing his regular column for BBC Sport.

The Hammers head into the game on the back of a really poor run of form. They have won just three league games since the end of September – a run that has seen them drop down to 16th in the table.

David Moyes’s men sit just one point clear of the drop zone.

Leicester, meanwhile, are flying high in third spot in the table. They have been shaky of late, however, having taken just seven points from their last seven league games.

Mark Lawrenson explained why he thinks Brendan Rodgers’ side will have too much for David Moyes’s men tomorrow night, however, when writing his regular column for BBC Sport:

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“West Ham will not make it easy for them but I don’t think they have enough of a presence up front, and the Hammers need some reinforcements for the relegation battle that lies in front of them.”


Lawro’s prediction: 2-1

A defeat to Leicester could be really damaging for West Ham. If other results do not go their way tonight and tomorrow, the Hammers could find themselves inside the bottom three by the time they play their next league game at home to Liverpool on January 29th.

If the West Ham players turn up with the correct attitude at the King Power Stadium, however, there is no reason why they cannot take a positive result from the match.

And with Liverpool twice and Manchester City to come in their next four games, the Hammers desperately need to take something from their clash with Leicester tomorrow night.

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