Only 24 days since the season ended and 52 days till the season restarts, the Premier League is BACK!
This season should be an emotional and once in a life time experience as a hammers fan, as we say resentful but respectful farewell to our home, The Boleyn Ground.
The fixtures have been released today and we start our farewell season AWAY at Arsenal, and we end the season… wait a minute… AWAY at Stoke. It seems that the Premier League don’t like goodbyes either cutting short our send off by 2 weeks. Nothing we can do about it really, we will still get 19 home games.
Now let’s get down to the predictions…
I’m VERY wary of these fixtures this season. There a few tough run ins and I can’t see where we are going to get any wins over the winter period.
Last season I predicted 51 points (one win off my target) just purely on West Ham being typical West Ham. It’s the same theory this time round, and I’ve predicted a depressing 39 points – W9 D12 L17…
With wins coming against Leicester (h) Bournemouth (h) Norwich (h) West Brom (h) Aston Villa (h) Norwich (a) Sunderland (h) Watford (h) & Swansea (h), it seems our home will be our fortress this season with us picking up 32 points on our own turf.
Predicted Dry spells:
1 point from 29th august – 19th sept
4 points from 3rd Oct – 21st Nov
4 points from 5th Dec – 2 Feb (Gulp!)
1 point from 1st – 5th March
2 points from 19th March – 30th April
I’m not a pessimist by the way, but I hope/PRAY we do a lot better than I think. If not, then I hope 39 points keeps us up.
These predictions are of my own views and not of those at WestHamWorld.co.uk. But I do suggest staying at home on our away days; spend it with the missus, wine and dine her, take her shopping.. it’ll be a lot cheaper than buying an away ticket to see us only pick up seven points all season.
Also use it as a “butter her up” technique to make your visit to the Olympic Stadium the following season a much more enjoyable one!