It’s been a terrible season so far for West Ham. And, with March on the horizon and less than fifteen Premier League games to go, the Hammers are in a relegation fight and are facing a tough few months. But, in David Moyes, they could well have the man best placed to keep them up.
It’s obvious that some West Ham fans are calling for change because of the club’s position in the league and the reality that they could go down.
Checking the odds at any of the hundreds of reputable and competitive online sportsbetting sites will confirm just how serious the situation is. And, after a disappointing reverse at the hands of rivals Spurs last time out, it’s only added to the concern that West Ham are bang in trouble and they need to improve quickly.
Before the 2-0 defeat against Spurs, West Ham had recorded a 2-0 victory over relegation rivals Everton before draws against both Newcastle and Chelsea. So, at that point, you could have said they were starting to move in the right direction.
Let’s face it, you’re not going to change things suddenly overnight and develop that consistency, but the signs were good where being tough to beat and picking up points were concerned.
And that’s one of the first things that spring to mind with Moyes. He’s been in this position before with West Ham. He can make them tough to beat and help them grind out results that will ultimately help to keep them in the Premier League.
He’s a cautious manager by trade, and in this situation, as proven in the three games prior to Spurs, he has the knack of being able to get the team to do what’s required.
From the beginning of the campaign, Moyes has had to deal with injury problems, primarily to the new players added to the squad. He’s been without the likes of Nayef Aguerd for long periods. Lucas Paqueta has been missing recently, and so has Gianluca Scamacca.
A virus has also hit the club, which Moyes has had to deal with. His experience in handling these types of things has been crucial, and it will be between now and the end of the campaign.
Next up it is Nottingham Forest. And while they’re doing better than expected and have improved themselves recently, they have major injury problems at the back, and there’s no reason why Moyes and his team can’t get the result they are looking for and need at the London Stadium.
Picking up three points against Forest would be a major boost, especially considering the games those around them in the relegation battle are due to play.
And, the final point is that while he will likely be the man in the dugout for the rest of the campaign, unless something dramatic happens against Forest, his team have winnable games and fixtures where they can take points.
Yes, they will face off against Man City, Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United before the season’s out, but they will also play the teams around them, and this is where safety can be secured.
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