West Ham are odds-on not to finish in the top 10 this season, according to the bookies.

After a stuttering start in the Europa League, which most recently saw them squander a two-goal lead against Romanians FC Astra, questions are being asked about Slaven Bilic’s side’s ability to cope in the Premier League.

Unibet are giving odds of 5-12 on the Hammers finishing in the bottom half, while 32Red offer similar figures at 2-5.

Relegation still appears unlikely, however, with each bookmaker offering 7-1 on the Irons doing the unthinkable and dropping into the Championship in their last season at the Boleyn Ground.

Neither of these seem particularly fruitful bets, but if you’re the compulsive type who just has to gamble, it’s worth looking at Skybet’s 25-1 odds on the Hammers winning their first three matches.

An away trip to Arsenal, who are notorious for having ropey starts to seasons, followed by easily winnable home games against Leicester and Bournemouth are enough to tempt anyone at a delicious 25-1.

Andy Carroll is 10-1 on Bet365 to be the club’s top scorer this season too. Who would bet against him banging them in for fun after a run in the side?