Southampton vs West Ham betting tips: Premier League match preview & predictions

Southampton vs West Ham prediction: Southampton 2-1 West Ham

Two Premier League strugglers meet at St Mary’s.

Both were beaten last weekend so both remain in danger of relegation.

Who will claim a vital victory on the South Coast?

Highlights of Newcastle United 2-1 Southampton

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Southampton vs West Ham United: Who will win?

Hosts Southampton are actually favourites to win this match, odds on at 10/11.

West Ham meanwhile are 11/4 to repeat last year’s win at St Mary’s.

A draw, which isn’t a great result for either team, is also 11/4.

Over 2.5 goals is 8/13.

Both teams to score is 8/15.

Southampton to win and both teams to score is 9/4.

HUDDERSFIELD, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 10: Felipe Anderson of West Ham United celebrates with teammate Aaron Cresswell after scoring his team’s first goal during the Premier League match between Huddersfield Town and West Ham United at the John Smith’s Stadium on November 10, 2018 in Huddersfield, United Kingdom. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

Danny Ings has been in exceptional goal-scoring form for Southampton of late. He is 13/5 to open the scoring and 5/6 to score yet again.

James Ward-Prowse has also been amongst the goals in recent games. He is 7/1 to score first and 5/2 to score anytime.

Sébastien Haller meanwhile is enduring a goal drought at the moment. The Frenchman is 6/1 to break the deadlock and 13/5 to score anytime.

Felipe Anderson scored a brace in this fixture last season. He is 12/1 to score first and 4/1 to net against the Saints again.

Both Ward-Prowse and Ings to score is 11/2.

Both Nathan Redmond and Moussa Djenepo to score is 20/1.

Both Michail Antonio and Haller to score is 11/1.

Both Mark Noble and Felipe Anderson to score is 33/1.

Southampton vs West Ham United: Match preview

James Ward-Prowse

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND – MARCH 09: James Ward-Prowse of Southampton celebrates after scoring his team’s second goal during the Premier League match between Southampton FC and Tottenham Hotspur at St Mary’s Stadium on March 09, 2019 in Southampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Just when Southampton appear to be climbing up the table, they suffer another set-back.

They had enjoyed back to back 2-1 wins, beating the two sides below them Watford and then Norwich both at home.

So, they travelled to St James’ Park last weekend looking to make it three consecutive league wins in a row for the first time since May 2016.

They looked on course in their attempts to do just that when Danny Ings poked them in front just after half time.

However, Newcastle came back and two late goals saw the Magpies win 2-1.

That game marked exactly one year since Ralph Hasenhüttl’s first game in charge.

In that time, his side have lost five Premier League games in which they have scored the opening goal, the most of any side, two of which have come this season.

This is one of many reasons why the Saints are in the bottom three.

Next weekend, they play the team currently one place above them, Aston Villa.

Thus, this is a vital period of the season so can they continue their winning run at home?

West Ham to win away?

West Ham United’s Aaron Cresswell celebrates scoring his side’s first goal Chelsea v West Ham United – Premier League – Stamford Bridge 30-11-2019 . (Photo by Tess Derry/EMPICS/PA Images via Getty Images)

If Southampton’s struggles are no surprise, West Ham’s woes are far more unexpected.

Their last game was on Monday night as they hosted Arsenal in a London derby.

The Hammers actually led at half time, Angelo Ogbonna’s deflected header putting them in front just before the interval.

However, Arsenal scored three times in nine minutes just after the hour mark to leave Stratford 3-1 winners.

That defeat means Manuel Pellegrini’s side have won just one of their last ten Premier League games and sit 16th in the table, just one point above their hosts.

The Chilean is under serious pressure.

Although, that solitary victory did come a fortnight ago at Stamford Bridge, 1-0 over Chelsea.

So, can West Ham pull off another away win when they desperately need it?

Southampton team news vs West Ham United

CARDIFF, WALES – DECEMBER 08: Ralph Hasenhüttl, Manager of Southampton acknowledges the fans after the Premier League match between Cardiff City and Southampton FC at Cardiff City Stadium on December 8, 2018 in Cardiff, United Kingdom. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Despite defeat at Newcastle, Ralph Hasenhüttl is likely to stick with his formation and the majority of his players for this one.

He does have a decision to make in goal though.

After the 9-0 defeat to Leicester, Angus Gunn was dropped and replaced by Alex McCarthy.

However, the latter made a costly error last weekend, gifting Newcastle their winner.

But, McCarthy is expected to keep his place in the side even though it would be no great surprise if he didn’t.

In defence, Cédric Soares and Ryan Bertrand are the first-choice full-backs.

At centre-back, Jack Stephens could drop out with Jannik Vestergaard coming in to join Jan Bednarek .

In midfield, the deeper duo in the 4-2-2-2 will be captain Pierre-Emile Højbjerg and James Ward-Prowse.

The latter already has four goals and three assists to his name this season.

Further forward will be Nathan Redmond and Moussa Djenepo once again.

Che Adams and Sofiane Boufal are the other options.

Up front, Shane Long will keep his place alongside their man in form.

Danny Ings is the first Southampton player to score in five consecutive Premier League appearances since James Beattie in 2003.

He’s already chipped in with 11 goals this season so can he add to that here and thereby fire his team to a vital victory?

West Ham United team news vs Southampton

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 19: Declan Rice of West Ham United shows appreciation to fans after the Premier League match between Everton FC and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 19, 2019 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

As for West Ham, after a meek performance on Monday, under-pressure Manuel Pellegrini may be more inclined to make changes.

In goal, there’s still no Łukasz Fabiański.

So, David Martin will start for the fourth successive game ahead of the hopeless Roberto.

In defence, Angelo Ogbonna has scored in back to back home Premier League games having only netted once in his previous 97 home club matches.

The Italian could have a new centre-back partner with Issa Diop likely to be recalled at the expense of Fabián Balbuena.

There will also be a change at full-back with Aaron Cresswell a doubt so Arthur Masuaku would thereby come in.

In midfield, Declan Rice and Mark Noble will once again start.

In a game the Hammers need to win, Robert Snodgrass will shift in side, allowing Michail Antonio to start out-wide.

Felipe Anderson will start on the other wing.

Pablo Fornals would be the man to drop out.

Up front, Sébastien Haller will come back in.

The Frenchman scored four goals in his first seven West Ham appearances but has not netted in any of his last eight.

Will his drought end when they need it to most here?

Predicted Southampton line-up vs West Ham United

Predicted Southampton line-up vs West Ham United

Predicted Southampton line-up vs West Ham United.

Predicted West Ham United line-up vs Southampton

Predicted West Ham United line-up vs Southampton

Predicted West Ham United line-up vs Southampton.

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All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

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