November is the month where the Premier League table really starts taking shape, and West Ham need to start picking up points if they are to avoid a long hard slog against relegation.
The signs in their last game against Arsenal were good. However, only Robert Green’s reflexes kept the Hammers from being soundly beaten, regardless of the good moments provided further up the field.
Birmingham will have been pleased to pick up a point against local rivals Aston Villa last time out, yet will know that a home game against Premier League strugglers must be capitalised upon. I fully expect them to do so.