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Frank McAvennie predicts West Ham will bounce back to winning ways by beating Wolves 2-1 at Molineux on Monday night.
David Moyes’ men have won just one of their last four Premier League outings but those dropped points have come against tough teams like Manchester City, Manchester United and Arsenal.
Although the Hammers were three goals ahead before drawing with the Gunners, McAvennie sees his former club being able to beat Wolves in the West Midlands on Monday night.
Speaking to West Ham Zone, McAvennie said: “Wolves aren’t doing too well, are they? I’m going to go for 2-1 to West Ham.
“You never know who’s going to come back from international break sharp but I’m going for West Ham to win.”
Wolves have failed to win any of their last four league games and lost 4-0 at the London Stadium in the reverse fixture against West Ham earlier this season.
Nuno Espirito Santo is enduring his toughest season yet in charge of the Wanderers but his side still has the ability to cause upsets.
They’ve already beaten Arsenal twice and Chelsea this season. In their last match before the international break against Liverpool, they were unfortunate to lose 1-0.
McAvennie pointed out the impact the international break could have on the Irons and Wolves going into their match against one another but both teams are blessed by the fact they do not have to play until Monday.
Wolves had a lot of players feature for their country this week.
Pedro Neto, Ruben Neves, Joao Moutinho, Willy Boly, Romain Saiss, Conor Coady and Leander Dendoncker all represented their nations to some degree.
Jesse Lingard, Declan Rice, Tomas Soucek, Vladimir Coufal, Said Benrahma, Lukasz Fabianski and Andriy Yarmolenko were all on international duty out of the West Ham senior players.
All of West Ham’s international stars are expected to be fit for Monday night [football.london] so we’ll have to wait and see how they get on in the Midlands.
In other West Ham news, here’s a look back at the last time the Hammers won at Molineux.