The former Sky Sports presenter believes that that the Hammers will struggle under new manager Slaven Bilic this campaign.
West Ham struggled for points and for wins in the second half of last season, but they are an ambitious club aiming for a top-eight finish in the Premier League this campaign.
The London outfit have some very good players, and it will be a surprise if they end up in the bottom six.
A mid-table finish is a minimum requirement of Bilic, who will certainly want his West Ham side to finish in a European spot.
Following Keys’ prediction, West Ham fans had their say on HITC Sport. Below are the best comments:
Mark: "It seems at present its have a go at west ham time , re the new stadium and how we dropped out of a micky mouse cup where you have to play so many games together with a tough premier league season to maybe reach the olden egg of a Champions League place next season . The european teams have a much better chance then a premier league team.
"Most get a christmas break where we play all season through . Everyone is entitled to their opinion but too many pundits will be proved wrong when West Ham give a good account of themselves this season .We have some good players and signed some good players . We have young players ready to step into the first team if need be . We will surprise some teams and to write us off before the season has started is laughable."
COYI247: "Got to be honest; I am pretty nervous. The defensive errors for the 2 goals in Rumania were horrendous...utter horror show...I know it is youngsters etc...I just hope Bilic has got our defence sorted, or we will be torn to pieces. Wishful thinking won't put points on the board..."
andy brown: "Tell u what mate im a swindon hammer and at 15 m austin would give us an extra 10 pts ive seen up close how good he is gold find the cash beg borrow or steal i dont care just get him!!!!!"