Michael Owen has claimed that West Ham United will be in deeper danger of relegation if they fail to get a result against Swansea City this weekend.
Manager Slaven Bilic has been given a vote of confidence from the board, but one wonders if that will change should the team suffer their sixth straight defeat this weekend.
There were high hopes for the Hammers heading into the new season after finishing seventh in the Premier League in the previous campaign.
A move to the state-of-the-art London Stadium was met with anger from numerous fans, and results have not been welcomed.
The team have lost 16 of their 31 games in the top flight and have only won on nine occasions.
Ahead of this home game against relegation battlers Swansea City, the East London outfit reside five points above the drop with seven games left to play.
In his predictions for BetVictor, Owen has backed Swansea to cause an upset in Stratford, either with a win or a draw.
“If the Hammers are not already in a relegation battle they certainly will be if they don’t pick up at least a point from the visit of Swansea. If Slaven Bilic’s side don’t score early, it could easily be a tense, nervous affair for the home supporters.”