By Mike Southey

14th Oct, 2021 | 8:00pm

Mark Lawrenson predicts West Ham clash v Everton

Mark Lawrenson has backed West Ham United to return to winning ways in their Premier League clash against Everton.

The BBC pundit has predicted that it will finish 2-1 to the Irons as they travel to Goodison Park on Sunday.

David Moyes will want a response after the international break, and it will be critical as we hit the business months of the Premier League.

Writing in his BBC predictions column, Lawrenson believes it will be a different story this time around after the loss last time out.

“Everton have made an excellent start to the season but they might find it hard going against West Ham – they certainly won’t get the wide-open spaces they enjoyed in their draw with Manchester United,” he said.

“The Hammers lost to a very late Brentford goal in their last game so I’m expecting a reaction to that anyway, and then you have their manager David Moyes back at his old club – he will be going for a win.”

Big win.

Rafa Benitez has started life at Everton similar to how Moyes did with the Irons a couple of years ago.

The Scotsman enjoyed a positive start at the London Stadium, and has continued that rise all the way to European football.

Benitez will want to do the same at the Toffees, and we’re hoping that the new manager syndrome has rubbed off well and truly at Goodison Park upon our visit.

The Hammers need to prove that the defeat against Brentford was a one-off, and it would be a big worry if that form was to continue past this weekend.

In other West Ham United news, Fabrizio Romano has claimed that this ‘Awesome’ star is set to make a decision on his future amid Irons interest

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