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Darren Bent makes punchy West Ham Champions League prediction
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Darren Bent makes punchy West Ham Champions League prediction

Darren Bent has made a Champions League prediction about West Ham when speaking on Sky Sports Gillette Soccer Saturday this afternoon.

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The Hammers have made a fine start to our 2021/22 Premier League campaign.

David Moyes’s men will cement their place inside the top four with a win against Aston Villa tomorrow afternoon.

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West Ham have been on fire in Europe as well. Moyes’s side have won all three of our games so far and we are sitting comfortably at the top of our group.

As if that wasn’t enough, we are in the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup as well, having knocked out both Manchester clubs in the previous rounds.

Darren Bent makes West Ham prediction

The Hammers are a completely different animal under David Moyes now.

We are well-drilled, well-organised, everyone works hard and we are a real threat going forward.

Darren Bent tipped West Ham for a top four finish, when speaking on Sky Sports this afternoon, (Saturday October 30th, 1:23pm):

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“West Ham have been fantastic. Zouma has made a difference, Ogbonna is playing really well, Benrahma is working hard. Antonio is vital to them. They’re defending well as a team and working hard as team. David Moyes deserves so much credit. He’s set them up in the right way and they’re hard to play against, Soucek and Declan Rice in the middle of the park and even Fornals. Moyes doesn’t leave any stone unturned. They’ve really impressed me this season and they might be the team who gets into the top four.”

That’s a bold shout from Bent.

Why shouldn’t we be able to crack the top four this season though?

On our day, we are a match for anyone. With Manchester United looking far from infallible, there is every chance that West Ham can finish in fourth spot this season.

The key for us will be maintaining concentration and getting up for the games we are expected to win against the so-called smaller teams.

Another thing the Hammers need to do is figure out a way of winning games against teams that play with a deep block. We’re fine when playing teams on the counter but sometimes struggle when we are the ones expected to take the game to the opposition.

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Let’s just hope that we manage to finish inside the top four this season. What an achievement that would be for David Moyes, his players and his staff.

There is a long, long way to go this season, however. Let’s just take one game at a time and see where that takes us.

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