Dean Windass says Hull City's form depends on winning their home games.
Writing his weekly blog for ITV, Windass said: "It's strange because every team we play at the moment seem to have problems of one sort or another, and the Hammers are obviously going through an uncertain time with their Icelandic owners.
"But their squad will still be trying to impress the boss Gianfranco Zola and they're going to be up for it, regardless of what's happening off the pitch.
"It's another big game and we'll be going for our third win on the bounce.
"If we can win our home games, allied to the points we've been picking up on the road, then that will be our ticket to staying in the Premier League."