Mark Lawrenson Gives Leicester City vs West Ham Prediction, Believes Andriy Yarmolenko Injury Could Be A ‘Big Blow’

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Turkey's midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu celebrates with his teammate Turkey's defender Caglar Soyuncu after scoring during the UEFA Nations League football match between Sweden v Turkey at Friends Arena in Solna on on September 10, 2018. (Photo by Jonathan NACKSTRAND / AFP) (Photo credit should read JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Leicester City take on West Ham at the King Power Stadium hoping to put an end to a two game losing streak today in the Premier League.

Likewise, the Hammers have also lost their last two games but will be without star man Andriy Yarmolenko.

BBC football pundit Mark Lawrenson believes that the absence of the star man could end up being a ‘big blow’ to the Hammers.

In total, the East London based outfit will be without seven players due to injury.

Lawrenson made it clear that the Foxes have been a ‘bit up and down’ at home this season but should have enough to ‘edge’ out a victory.

Leicester meanwhile will be without captain Wes Morgan who is suspended and Jamie Vardy, as well as Demarai Gray, are doubts.

Lawro wrote the following: “Leicester had their chances in the first half against Arsenal on Monday but finished up well beaten in the end.

West Ham also lost last time out but were a bit unfortunate to be defeated by Tottenham, with Hugo Lloris making some great saves for Spurs.

The Hammers’ defence is a lot more solid these days, but the serious injury that winger Andriy Yarmolenko suffered against Spurs is a big blow to them.

Leicester’s home form has been a bit up and down this season but I think they will edge this one.

Lawro’s prediction: 2-0″

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Turkish international defender Caglar Soyuncu is match fit and will be hoping to make his debut for the Foxes.

Soyuncu has made the matchday squad for the second successive week.

The 22-year-old has managed to stay match fit as he has started the last 15 games for the Turkey national team.