By West Ham Zone speaking to Frank McAvennie

10th Nov, 2023 | 4:10pm

Pundit predicts West Ham United v Nottingham Forest result as ‘no disrespect’ claim made

We’re delighted to welcome former West Ham United striker Frank McAvennie as our exclusive columnist. Each week he’ll be giving his views on the biggest talking points at the London Stadium…

Frank McAvennie has predicted West Ham to defeat Nottingham Forest in their match on Sunday (12 November).

The London Stadium will host the Premier League meeting between David Moyes’s Hammers and Steve Cooper’s side.

The home side currently sit 12th in the Premier League table, one point and one place ahead of their upcoming opponents.

Speaking to West Ham Zone, McAvennie said: “No disrespect to Forest, they are doing very well, but you look at our team and you look at their team, we’re a better team. It sounds simple, but if they play at their best and we play at our best, we’ll win. That’s the way I look at things.

“They are doing better than what people thought, many thought they would go down this season, but they are doing alright. But if we don’t beat them it will be a big blow, especially at home. We have to go and win it and put on a display.”

The Hammers have faded away after their strong start to the new season, with Moyes’s side dropping down to the bottom half of the table in recent times.

But they should at least have some confidence from their latest European venture, having defeated Olympiacos 1-0 on Thursday (9 November).

Their busy schedule could, however, provide Cooper’s men with plenty of belief that they can take something from East London, with fatigue potentially creeping into their opponents.

In other West Ham news, the Hammers will be impacted by a potential Premier League rule change, with a vote impending.