West Ham United: Super Computer predicts relegation battle in Premier League
The Hammers lifted themselves out of the bottom three and leave their opponents at the foot of the table after Nayef Aguerd’s precise first-half header from Thilo Kehrer’s free-kick.
And FiveThirtyEight have predicted that the Irons only stand a 12% chance of dropping into the Championship, significantly less than those around them right now.
David Moyes’ men are predicted to finish with 40 points at the end of the season, which would see them finish four points above the bottom three in 13th place.
The algorithm is backing Everton, Nottingham Forest and Southampton to be relegated at the end of the season.
Sunday’s win over Southampton was as crucial and pivotal as ever for Moyes and his team despite it being such a drab and uninspired win but the East Londoners won’t care a single bit.
They desperately need points on the board in the coming weeks and these are the kind of wins that can help them achieve their ambitions this season.
It wasn’t pretty, but it was hugely required and had Southampton run out winners at the London Stadium, it will have indeed been a huge surprise. And things certainly seem to be on the West Ham United side right now after FiveThirtyEight’s relegation prediction.
What West Ham United need most of all in the race for survival is clean sheets which give them a proper chance of beating the drop and after Aguerd’s performance against Southampton, the club are arguably in good and safe hands in the coming weeks. The club will be hoping many of their biggest stars can perform to their optimum levels too.
More wins like this, please.