Mark Lawrenson has predicted a 1-1 draw between West Ham and Leicester on Monday night when writing his regular column for BBC.

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The Hammers and the Foxes got their respective campaigns off to winning starts last weekend.

West Ham beat Newcastle away whilst Leicester earned a hard-fought three points against Wolves.

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Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers with West Ham United boss David Moyes (Photo by Plumb Images/Leicester City FC via Getty Images)

David Moyes’s men are all set to take on Brendan Rodgers’ side at the London Stadium on Monday night in the 8 o’clock kick-off.

Both teams will be desperate to keep up their 100 per cent winning starts. And it should be a really intriguing clash.

Mark Lawrenson predicts West Ham vs Leicester result

The Hammers turned the Foxes over last season in a 3-2 thriller. It may well be a tighter encounter this time around, however.

That’s according to Mark Lawrenson who tipped the two sides to play out a 1-1 draw when writing his prediction column for BBC Sport:

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“This is an interesting one. West Ham did the double over Leicester last season, with two Jesse Lingard goals inspiring their win at London Stadium. There is no Lingard this time, although I am expecting the Hammers to be busy in the transfer market before the window closes at the end of the month. West Ham got four goals away at Newcastle last week which will have given them a big lift, while Leicester did just enough to beat Wolves in their opener. This time? You could make a case for both teams to win it, but I have a feeling the points will end up being shared.”

 

Lawro’s prediction: 1-1

A point wouldn’t be a bad result against Leicester.

We think the boys are more than capable of winning the game though.

As long as West Ham keep it tight at the back, work hard and are clinical in front of goal, Moyes’s men will have every chance of beating the Foxes.

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And a win against Leicester would give everyone involved with West Ham a huge boost.

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