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West Ham vs Southampton prediction: West Ham 1-2 Southampton
Are West Ham going down?
David Moyes’ side remain winless since New Years’ Day and remain in the relegation zone.
Southampton meanwhile have surged up the table since losing to West Ham in December.
Who will win at the London Stadium?
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West Ham United vs Southampton: Who will win?
Hosts West Ham are the underdogs to win this game at 17/10.
Southampton meanwhile are 6/4 to leave East London with all three points.
A draw is 5/2.
Over 2.5 goals is 8/11.
Both teams to score is 4/7.
Southampton to win and both teams score is 10/3.
Michail Antonio could lead the line for West Ham. He is 13/2 to open the scoring and 12/5 to score anytime.
Jarrod Bowen could make his home debut. He is also 13/2 to score first and 12/5 to score anytime.
Danny Ings has been in fine goalscoring form this season. He’s 14/5 to break the deadlock and 19/20 to add to his tally.
Shane Long scored last weekend. He’s 17/2 to score first and 3/1 to score anytime.
Jarrod Bowen and Antonio to score is 12/1.
Robert Snodgrass and Antonio to score is also 12/1.
Stuart Armstrong and Ings to score is 15/2.
James Ward-Prowse and Shane Long to score is 33/1.
West Ham United vs Southampton: Match preview
Despite a spirited performance, West Ham remain in serious danger.
On Monday night, the Hammers travel to Anfield and no one gave them a prayer.
It then looked like they were on for a hiding when Liverpool took the lead in the ninth minute.
But, just three minutes later, Issa Diop equalised from a corner.
Then, against all the odds, Pablo Fornals put them ahead just nine minutes after the interval.
However, they could not hold on for just their second win at Anfield since 1963 or even a draw, conceding twice late on to lose 3-2.
They pushed the champions elect but that does not help their survival bid much.
That means they’ve won just one of seven league games under David Moyes.
In fact, they’ve only won three of their last 20 Premier League games, dating back to 22 September.
That leaves them in the relegation zone, one point behind Aston Villa and just two behind Bournemouth.
Given that they have to play Arsenal, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Tottenham and Chelsea in their next four this, is a huge game.
Can the Hammers climb out of the bottom three with only a fourth home win of the season?
Southampton to continue their good form?
As for Southampton, it was all doom and gloom for them when West Ham beat them 1-0 on 14 December.
However, since Ralph Hasenhüttl’s side have taken 19 points from ten games, losing just three times.
Last weekend, an early goal from Shane Long and then one in the 96th minute from Stuart Armstrong saw off Aston Villa 2-0.
That means the Saints are in 12th place, ten points above their hosts.
Last May at the London Stadium, West Ham beat Southampton by three goals to nil.
In fact, the’ve only won one of their three visits to the stadium and that was their very first in September 2016.
Who will come out on top this time?
West Ham United team news vs Southampton
Despite defeat on Monday night, the encouraging performance means David Moyes is unlikely to make too many changes.
Łukasz Fabiański had, probably, his worst game for the club but will keep his place in goal.
At centre-back, Fabián Balbuena is out of favour so Angelo Ogbonna and a goalscorer on Monday Issa Diop will both keep their places.
On the left, Aaron Cresswell is firmly first-choice ahead of Arthur Masuaku.
Over at right-back, Jeremy Ngakia has now made two Premier League appearances both, bizarrely, against Liverpool.
However, he is likely to get the nod over Pablo Zabaleta and Ryan Fredericks.
In midfield, Tomáš Souček had been impressive since joining from Slavia Praha in January.
But, he hobbled off on Monday so is unlikely to be fit.
So Pablo Fornals, who netted off the bench in that one, is likely to start this time alongside Mark Noble and Declan Rice.
Out-wide, Felipe Anderson is back from injury and will start on the left with Robert Snodgrass on the other side.
Manuel Lanzini and Jarrod Bowen are the other options; Andriy Yarmolenko is injured.
Up front, Michail Antonio will continue to get the nod over Sébastien Haller who has not scored since the reverse fixture.
Will West Ham get a vital win?
Southampton team news vs West Ham United
As for Southampton, given their decent form, there’s no reason for Ralph Hasenhüttl to change.
Alex McCarthy will continue in goal ahead of Angus Gunn.
Kyle Walker-Peters is likely to return at right-back after a minor calf injury.
Jack Stephens, Jan Bednarek and Ryan Bertrand will make up a settled back four.
James Ward-Prowse, who was covering at right-back last weekend, will move back into midfield.
He’ll rekindle his partnership with Pierre-Emile Højbjerg at Will Smallbone’s expense.
Further forward in the 4-2-2-2, they’re missing Nathan Redmond
So, Stuart Armstong will start, looking to add to his three goals this season, with Moussa Djenepo the other creator.
Danny Ings who’s on 17 goals this season, will continue alongside Shane Long who did score last Saturday.
The Irishman has now been directly involved in 11 goals in his last eight Premier League starts against Aston Villa.
Ché Adams, Sofiane Boufal and Michael Obafemi are the other options.
Will the Saints go marching into a win?
Predicted West Ham United line-up vs Southampton
Predicted Southampton line-up vs West Ham United
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|15||Brighton & Hove Albion||32||7||12||13||34||44||-10||33|
|16||West Ham United||32||8||6||18||38||56||-18||30|