Must-win for Hammers at Molineux?

Wolverhampton Wanderers v West Ham United – Premier League – Molineux – Saturday (3pm) – Preview

West Ham United head to Molineux on Saturday knowing their top seven aspirations are hanging by a threat following a relatively unproductive Easter programme.

Having capitulated alarmingly at Newcastle United, the East Londoners provided an altogether more resolute dispaly to earn a share of the spoils against old adversaries Tottenham Hotspur. Nevertheless, with Newcastle closing in and having a game in hand, only a win in the West Midlands will do for David Moyes’ men.

The Scotsman was satisfied with his charges following Tuesday’s stalemate with the Lilywhites: “We were a threat up front, and had chances to score a second,” he told www.whufc.com.

West Ham United manager David Moyes (Rob Newell CameraSport)

“As well as being strong defensively, I thought we looked good in attack and were especially dangerous on the break.

“In the last few minutes of the game we could have nicked it, and the opportunities fell to the players I’d like them to fall to – the likes of Lucas Paquetá, Mohammed Kudus and Jarrod Bowen.

“Unfortunately, we just didn’t quite get it right in those key moments, but we’ve been strong in attack for a long time and it’s one of our big strengths.”

Moyes will once again be without goalkeeper Alphonse Areola, who was substituted at St James Park with a groin issue. Defender, Nayef Aguerd will be assessed and is rated 50/50, while Edson Alvarez is available for selection after serving a suspension for accumulating ten bookings throughout the season.

Injured: West Ham United goalkeeper Alphonse Areola ( Rob Newell CameraSport)

Jeevesie’s prediction: Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-2 West Ham United 

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Brian Jeeves

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