Predicting West Ham's Final Premier League Points Tally

West Ham are in a relegation dogfight...yet again. It seems almost inevitable these days that the Hammers will end up getting dragged into the mire towards the latter end of the season, and David Moyes - who took over at the turn of the year from Manuel Pellegrini - faces another battle to ensure his side avoid the drop.

Despite a victory over Southampton at the end of February, prior to that, West Ham had one of the worst form guides in the league having not registered a league victory since New Year's Day.

With nine games left in the season, the east London side are in need of a good start when the Premier League resumes to ensure the slide towards the foot of the table does not continue. They sit on 27 points, alongside Watford and Bournemouth with only Aston Villa and Norwich below them. Let's have a look at their remaining fixtures and see what points they will likely end up with.

Matchday 30- Wolves (Home)

Home tie against talented Wolves side

Date: Saturday 20 June
Time: 17.30 (BST)
Channel (UK): Sky Sports

A tough encounter to begin for West Ham with the visit of Wolves. The reverse fixture in early December was fairly one sided as Wolves eased to a 2-0 victory with goals from Leander Dendoncker and Patrick Cutrone.

Wolves have their own ambitions going into this one, with a top six berth up for grabs and a Champions League spot not completely out of the question. West Ham's home form has been more solid in recent months although the long gap in play renders most of that promise invalid now.

Wolves have the better squad and have the quality to overpower West Ham but expect the home side to come out fighting and to try to get a positive result with tougher fixtures to come. A share of the points here looks likely.

Verdict: Draw

Total Points Tally: 28

Matchday 31- Tottenham (Away)

A huge London derby for both sides

Date: Tuesday 23rd June
Time: 20.15 (BST)
Channel (UK): Sky Sports

It doesn't get any easier for West Ham thereafter with a visit to Tottenham just three days later. The sides met in November at the London Stadium and despite a late comeback, they lost 3-2 to a resurgent Spurs side under new boss José Mourinho.

Tottenham need the points just as much as West Ham in this fixture as they are some way off the European places currently and will be hellbent on qualifying for next season's competition.

Again, West Ham will believe they can get something from this game with Tottenham performing somewhat inconsistently this season, but don't underestimate the return of a fully fit Harry Kane for the home side which could be the deciding factor in this one.

Verdict: Loss

Total Points Tally: 28

Matchday 32- Chelsea (Home)

Chelsea are back for revenge

Date: Wednesday 1 July
Time: 20.15 (BST)
Channel (UK): Sky Sports

West Ham ended a seven game winless run in November with a narrow victory over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. A single Aaron Cresswell strike and an impressive Premier League debut for 37-year-old David Martin in goal for the Hammers ensured the points went to the away side.

Chelsea are very much in the race for Europe and hold all the cards at the moment, as they sit fourth with a three point cushion over their rivals. Frank Lampard's young side have exceeded expectations this season and with Hakim Ziyech and seemingly Timo Werner joining for the next campaign, they will want to ensure they are in the Champions League at all costs.

This one will be tight with West Ham knowing they can achieve the double over the Blues, but don't hold out hope that that will happen.

Verdict: Loss

Total Points Tally: 28

Matchday 33 - Newcastle (Away)

West Ham's trip to Newcastle will be a must win one

The first of the really winnable matches for the Hammers.

Newcastle have had a solid season under Steve Bruce and you would think have probably staved off relegation, sitting 13th in the table. So you could argue there is less on the line for the Toon going into this one, but don't underestimate their desire to put on a resolute display at St. James' Par.

The Hammers will be up for this one and despite Newcastle's defensive mindset, West Ham will probably have enough firepower to take the points.

Verdict: Win

Total Points Tally: 31

Matchday 34 - Burnley (Home)

Tough match against stubborn Burnley next up

A home meeting with Burnley follows and this is another winnable game for West Ham. However, Burnley have improved as the season has gone on and looked extremely solid in the lead up to the suspension of matches.

The reverse fixture was a tough day out for West Ham at Turf Moor with the home side thumping them 3-0. This was largely down to an absolutely appalling display from Roberto in goal, who was binned the week after.

Expect a cagey encounter with both the sides preferring a physical direct approach, with it being pretty hard to separate the two on the day.

Verdict: Draw

Total Points Tally: 32

Matchday 35 - Norwich (Away)

Can Norwich survive, against all odds?

A tough away trip to fellow strugglers Norwich City is next up for the Hammers. West Ham won comfortably when the sides last met in August of last year with Sébastien Haller and Andriy Yarmolenko scoring to ensure they got their season off to a solid start.

Norwich similarly started the season well and then fell off the proverbial cliff around Christmas. Goals have dried up and they just can't stop conceding - 52 goals is the second worst in the league - and they have found themselves rooted to the bottom for much of the season. There is hope for the Canaries though, as prior to the break, they had began to string together some better results.

Another tight one to call here with both sides needing the points.

Verdict: Draw

Total Points Tally: 33

Matchday 36 - Watford (Home)

Two London sides go head to head in battle to survive

An absolute must win against Watford at home is next for West Ham. The sides are currently neck and neck and it's hard to imagine things will be too dissimilar by this point in the season too.

When the sides met in August at Vicarage Road, West Ham were flying and the Hornets were not at the races. A trademark Mark Noble penalty and a brace from Haller sealed the win for the Irons.

Things couldn't be more different now. Watford are on the upward curve after the arrival of Nigel Pearson in the new year and are the only side to beat champions-elect Liverpool. If West Ham don't get a result here, they could be staring down the barrel...

Verdict: Win

Total Points Tally: 36

Matchday 37- Manchester United (Away)

Can West Ham do the double over Man Utd?

West Ham actually ran out impressive winners against Man Utd in September with the on-form Yarmolenko and Cresswell securing an unlikely victory at the London Stadium.

But this is a very different United to the one we witnessed that day. The arrival of Bruno Fernandes and return of Anthony Martial has made Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side a force to be reckoned with once more, and the extra goals of Odion Ighalo have certainly eased the burden on Marcus Rashford.

West Ham, depending on previous results, will probably need something from this match but United will be too strong at home and will take the points here.

Verdict: Loss

Total Points Tally: 36

Matchday 38 - Aston Villa (Home)

Could this be the last day drama we all crave?

Who doesn't love a final day relegation scrap? This match could be just that.

Aston Villa were held by ten man West Ham at Villa Park in September after defender Arthur Masuaku was shown red for two bookable offences.

This time around, the Irons will be reinvigorated and there's a strong chance Villa's fate may already be sealed by the last day, so we'll go for a West Ham win. Whether it will be enough for them to remain in the league, remains to be seen. We shall watch with anticipation.

Verdict: Win

Total Points Tally: 39

Source : 90min