The 2022/23 Premier League season is just around the corner and West Ham will be looking to build on an excellent 2021/22 campaign. The Hammers finished seventh last season but were right in the mix for fourth and fifth place until the final weeks when their domestic form dipped due to their European commitments. David Moyes’ men enjoyed a memorable Europa League run that saw them crash out to eventual winners Eintracht Frankfurt 3-1 in the semi-final stages.
West Ham will be looking to build on last season with Moyes suggesting his squad are ready to compete for a top four place if they can strengthen their ranks in the transfer market this summer. We’ll have to wait and see who Moyes brings in but the owners have been supportive in the market in recent windows, so if they can land a few top class players then the Hammers could be dark horses for fourth place.
As things stand, West Ham are the 12/1 eighth favourites with the bookmakers to finish in the top four of the Premier League next season. You can click here to check out the latest odds and find the best signup offers before placing any bets.
Obviously, defending champions Manchester City and beaten Champions League finalists Liverpool are heavy odds-on favourites to finish in the top two positions once again. Chelsea are backed as the 4/6 third favourites to finish in the top four while Tottenham are 4/5 to come fourth again after pipping Arsenal last year. Manchester United endured a torrid campaign last season and new boss Erik ten Hag facing a tough task to get them back in the Champions League. The Red Devils are 5/4 to finish in the top four and you’d have to be a die-hard fan to back them given the amount of changes needed at Old Trafford this summer.
Arsenal will be desperate to make up for their disappointment from last season that saw them blow a five-point lead over Spurs to finish fifth. The Gunners are priced at 2/1 to make the top four – making them sixth favourites.
Newcastle are expected to invest heavily in the transfer market this summer after finding new-found wealth with the Saudi owners but it’s going to take time for them to be competitive so it’s no surprise they are 7/1 to finish in the top four next year. West Ham are up next, with the Londoners regarded as outsiders to crash the top four status-quo. Moyes won’t mind being branded underdogs and West Ham surprised many with their quality last season. If they can add more consistency to their performances and make the London Stadium a fortress, then who knows….maybe the Hammers could shock a few people next season?