Amidst all the doom and gloom surrounding West Ham United at the moment there is a glimmer of light from a new study.
West Ham are in the relegation zone with 12 games to go and face Liverpool on Monday night.
The Hammers have thrown away a league high 19 points from winning positions this season.
Dark clouds gather over West Ham
Since the unpopular return of Moyes, West Ham have won just one Premier League match from eight.
Moyes has the lowest win percentage of any West Ham boss in history.
Fans have been calling for the Scot to be sacked (The Sun), supporters are protesting against the owners and relegation studies and pundits have been predicting the worst for the Hammers.
But there has been a rare bit of positivity for the West Ham faithful in a new study of the relegation run-in.
Relegation analysis offers rare hope
The Daily Mail’s report ‘Who is going to fall in a nine-team Premier League relegation fight?’ went against the grain by predicting West Ham will stay up.
The in-depth analysis looked in detail at every team from Southampton in 12th down to Norwich in 20th and their form, remaining fixtures delivered a verdict on their survival chances.
“The Hammers are stuck in a rut after failing to a seal a league win since January 1,” the The Daily Mail’s report states.
“It looked as though that emphatic 4-0 win over relegation rivals Bournemouth was going to ignite their season but David Moyes’ side have struggled.
‘West Ham should have enough quality’
“(After Liverpool) the Hammers still have to face rivals Tottenham and Chelsea, but in April will have the chance to pull clear of the drop zone with matches against Newcastle, Burnley, Norwich and Watford.
“Moyes guided West Ham to Premier League safety in the 2017-18 season and the club should have enough quality to avoid the drop this time around.”
West Ham’s remaining fixtures:
Man United (A)
Aston Villa (H)