West Ham United are not safe from the threat of relegation to the Championship at all.
It has been a turbulent season for the east London outfit this season, with yet more off the pitch shenanigans disturbing the peace at West Ham, in what seems to be a recurring theme season after season.
Having sacked manager Slaven Bilic earlier in the season, the board decided to had the reins to David Moyes to help steer the Hammers clear of the dreaded drop zone – and it’s fair to say he’s had a steady but uninspiring time so far at the London Stadium.
West Ham currently find themselves planted in 16th position in the Premier League table which might sound like a safe haven, but with the current nature of the English top-flight this season, Moyes’ men are just a mere three points from 18th placed Crystal Palace.
The Hammers faced a crucial clash with Sean Dyche’s high-flying Burnley on Saturday at the London Stadium, and Moyes would have been desperate for a home win to relieve some of the tension that is growing at the club in recent weeks.
West Ham lost the match 3-0, and have now have lost four out of their last five Premier League games, but we fancy the Hammers to turn it around in their next Premier League match and secure a much-needed three points against struggling Southampton, it’s certainly worth having a punt on using a free bet.
The Hammers go into the fixture with an array of injuries to first-team players, with Pedro Obiang, Edimilson Fernandes, Andy Carroll, Sam Byram and Winston Reid all unavailable due to injuries.
Arthur Masuaku served the last game of his six-game suspension for the Iron on the weekend.
Interestingly, Burnley had failed to score in five of their last seven away matches, but that all changed on Saturday as the Hammers were comprehensively beaten.
On top of that, West Ham had won five of their last six home matches against Burnley in all competitions prior to the clash, but that came to a fall on the weekend as David Moyes’ men suffered a depressing defeat.