How many points do we need to ensure survival?

The end of the Premier League season is drawing ever closer for West Ham and it has been a bit of a rollercoaster

The end of the Premier League season is drawing ever closer for West Ham and it has been a bit of a rollercoaster

After a fine start, form has been a problem of late, so I have been wondering how many points do we need to ensure our safety, and where will they come from? I personally think around 37-40 points should be enough to see West Ham safe as the bottom three clubs are all struggling and still have tough fixtures to come.

Thirty-seven points is what QPR survived on last season which proves you don’t have to break the 40 points barrier to survive in the Premier League. However I do think West Ham will break the 40 points this season as we are currently sitting on 33 points which is six points clear of 18th positioned Wigan and 10 points clear of Reading and QPR.

This is how I think West Ham will get on in our final nine games:

WBA (March 30) – Win , Liverpool (April 7) – Lose , So’ton (April 13) – Draw , Man Utd (April 17) – Lose , Wigan (April 20) – Win , Man City (April 27) – Lose , Newcastle (May 4) – Win , Everton (May 12) – Lose , Reading (May 19) – Win

So if I am right with my predictions then that is another 13 points which would take West Ham’s final points tally to 46 on the final day of the Premier League. Although that may be me being an overly optimistic West Ham fan, I see the majority of the final 10 games being very winnable and should push us on to make a very respectable return to the Premier League.

Regardless of whether my predictions are wrong or right, West Ham’s main focus is to remain in the Premier League and in my personal opinion this has already been achieved. Next season I would like us to push on and make some good signings during the summer and target being in the top eight of the Premier League.

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