Paul Merson makes Leeds vs West Ham prediction and warned the Whites about Michail Antonio.

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The Hammers travel to Elland Road today to take on Leeds in the Premier League.

West Ham have made a strong start to their 2021/22 campaign whilst Leeds have struggled.

David Moyes has built a really impressive squad at the London Stadium. Marcelo Bielsa has too at Elland Road but the Hammers are a more streetwise, tactically aware team.

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Paul Merson makes Leeds vs West Ham prediction

Bielsa will be absolutely desperate for his team to pick up a win in order to kick-start their campaign.

Meanwhile, Moyes’s men can jump back inside the top five with a win, as long as results elsewhere go their way.

Merson thinks West Ham will beat Leeds and predicted that Michail Antonio will cause the hosts all sorts of problems, when writing his regular column for Sportskeeda:

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“If you watch Leeds United now, you’ll realise that teams are changing their players for the game and setting up accordingly to neutralise them – it’s a trend that has caught on in the Premier League. I think West Ham can win this game and if Michail Antonio plays, I don’t see how Leeds can live with his threat. Leeds probably won’t have the season they had last time around and have not started well. Liverpool could have scored seven past them two weeks ago, indicating that they are vulnerable at the back. West Ham aren’t in the same league as Liverpool, but they can hurt Leeds and should win this game, especially if Antonio returns to the side.”

Prediction: Leeds United 1-3 West Ham United

The Hammers ripped the Whites apart in both games last season. Let’s hope that it’s more of the same again this time around:

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The game kicks off at three o’clock this afternoon. COYI XXX

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