Liverpool legend and football pundit Mark Lawrenson believes West Ham United will take a point from Manchester United when the two sides meet this weekend. The Hammers host the Red Devils at London Stadium in the English Premier League on Sunday, May 7.

Coach Eric Ten Hag’s team is currently fourth in the standings, having scored 63 points from 33 games. They are four times clear of fifth-placed Liverpool and have a game in hand, but given the Reds’ renewed form, they need to avoid any potential mistakes.

Meanwhile, West Ham have been stuck in a relegation quagmire for most of the season and are yet to get out of the way so far. David Moyes’ men have just 34 points from 34 games this season and are just four points clear of the relegation zone.

Manchester United and West Ham United will go into this match having won just two of their last five matches across competitions. Given their recent form, Lawrenson thinks a 1-1 draw is likely when they meet on Sunday.

He wrote in his predictions column for Paddy Power:

“Man United seem to be playing non-stop in recent weeks. They played Thursday night at Brighton, lost in the last minute, and now they’re away again to face West Ham. They’ve been looking a better team lately than they did all season and it’s difficult to play against them.”

he added:

“But I think if you said to David Moyes now are you going to equalise, he would do it. He would be very alert and careful at home and I could see that as a equalizer. West Ham 1-1 Man United. “

As stated by Lawrenson, the Red Devils go into this game having lost their last 1-0 against Brighton & Hove Albion on Thursday 4 May. .

Meanwhile, West Ham had suffered a 3-0 defeat at the hands of leaders Manchester City the previous day. They kept City out until half-time, but second-half goals from Nathan Ake, Erling Haaland and Phil Foden saw them slip to a third successive defeat.

Manchester United have beaten West Ham twice this season

Manchester United and West Ham United have already faced each other twice this season, once in the Premier League and the FA Cup.

Their first meeting was at Old Trafford in October last year. On that occasion, a Marcus Rashford goal in the 38th minute was enough to give the Red Devils a 1-0 victory in the league.

Then they clashed again in Manchester in the fifth round of the FA Cup in March this year.

West Ham took the lead this time through Said Benrahma in the 54th minute. However, the home side equalized in the 77th minute after Naif Aguer put the ball into his own net.

Then Manchester United took the lead in the last minute of regulation through Alejandro Garnacho. Farid added the third goal in the fifth minute of stoppage time to put the gloss on the comeback of Mumtaz’s victory.

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