this afternoon's clash at Upton Park.
And he says the Hammers' potential goal threat is the key to that survival.
Glenn commented: "Glenn did a fantastic job last year and I believe, keeping Saturday's game apart, that he will steer West Ham out of trouble. I felt that three months ago and still believe that now.
"I just feel they've got enough players who can turn a game and that's where I think they are ahead of some of the other teams down there.
"We know these derby games are hard, they always are over at West Ham.
"We managed to win 1-0 last season but that means nothing now. They'll be up for revenge for that and we'll have to be ready for that."
Glenn Hoddle is convinced Glenn Roeder will lead West Ham out of trouble this season - starting