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PL survival figure maybe much lower than 40 points

David Moyes reckons 40 is the magical mark as far as Premier League survival is concerned.

But studying the fixtures and likely points hauls by the bottom three teams it looks more than possible that it could be lower than that this season.

I won’t walk you through each of West Brom, Stoke and Southampton’s fixtures as you can do that for yourselves but they ain’t easy and for each of them to reach 40 points looks a gigantic test.

The Baggies will need six  wins – double what they have managed all season – plus a draw and my look at their games gives them 32 at the finishing line.

Stoke  with six wins so far this season from the 27 games played, need another five to reach the target from their final 11 games whilst Southampton on 26 points need the same five.

I reckon – having looked at the games remaining – WBA are likely to finish with 32 or 33 points, Stoke 31 and Saints 32.

Even allowing for bumps along the way I certainly can’t see them amassing more than 37 which I personally reckon is the magic number this term.

The Hammers I reckon they will finish with 42!

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6 comments on “PL survival figure maybe much lower than 40 points

  1. Well you are brave Hugh trying to guess the points scores :D, who would have thought Swansea would do what they have, or Brighton, Newcastle beating Utd… I think WBA have a real struggle but any of the other teams right up to Burnley could finish anywhere the way things are going. When you are staring down the barrell anything is possible, City have won the league so the other teams are just fighting for CL places, top 6 are already decided imho Arsenal 6th, Chelsea probably 5th, Liverpool 4th, Utd 3rd, Spuds 2nd and City top is my prediction, other than that I genuinely have no clue who will finish where but would probably bet on WBA to finish bottom.

  2. 37 pts & we are home & hosed 😉

  3. I would take staying up on GD tbh, get this season done with & never speak of it again.
    We have got some signs of having a good team, serious money needs spending this summer so this isn’t repeated next year.

  4. Radai welcome back mate! I was just going to start another moan about all the tough fixtures we have to come. But I know better with you on the scene! Great news! We only need one more win then. Or three draws. What a brilliant start to the week. Think you are being a bit too pessimistic asking for 37. Come on get a grip.

  5. Just hit 30, we should be going for at least 40 points now matter what. That’s 3 wins & 1 draw in 12.
    Lanzini will prob be back too after break then Moyes has big selection will he play Arnie Chic Mario & Lanzini. Def be good attacking 4. I doubt he will but be good to see us go for it when we take the lead. We have the players who can score.

    I reckon we hit a nice run & finish w 45ish & hopefully Top 10.
    No cups to worry about.

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