West Ham lost ground in the battle for Champions League qualification with a disappointing 1-1 draw against Newcastle last weekend, and a win against fellow top-four rivals Wolves tomorrow is vital to stay in contention.
Manager David Moyes will be without first-choice right-back Vladimir Coufal who has undergone surgery on a groin injury. The Czech international has joined Angelo Ogbonna (knee) and Arthur Masuaku (knee) on the treatment table.
Andriy Yarmolenko has been given compassionate leave by the club so he won’t be available for the foreseeable future, but Manuel Lanzini has recovered from an Achilles problem.
West Ham’s Predicted XI To Face Wolves:
Fabianski, Johnson, Zouma, Dawson, Cresswell, Soucek, Lanzini, Rice, Bowen, Antonio, Fornals
Wolves boss Bruno Lage will still be reeling from the club’s last-gasp defeat to Arsenal on Thursday evening. Nelson Semedo picked up a hamstring problem in that game and won’t be available, while Willy Boly (calf) is also not expected to feature.
Wolves’ Predicted XI:
Sa, Jonny, Kilman, Coady, Saiss, Ait-Nouri, Neves, Dendoncker, Moutinho, Jimenez, Podence
The bookies have made the Hammers the slight favourites with Unibet pricing them at 11/10 for the win. A draw is 9/4 with Betfair while a victory for Wolves is currently 3/1 at William Hill.
Predicted Score – 0-0