This article provides a match preview & predictions as well as betting information West Ham vs Southampton in the Premier League on December 26, 2021
West Ham vs Southampton betting tips
This article covers West Ham vs Southampton betting tips and predictions. These are the betting odds:
o – West Ham 5/4
o – Draw 29/10
o – Southampton 16/5
Note: All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.
West Ham vs Southampton: Match details
Match: West Ham vs Southampton
Competition: Premier League
Date: December 26, 2021
Kick-off time: 3:00 pm, December 26, 2021 (UK time)
Stadium: London Stadium
Betting prediction: West Ham 2-2 Southampton
West Ham is in danger of falling further down the ladder in the race for top four in the Premer League and will hope to rely on their impressive head-to-head record (4-2-0) against Southampton in recent times to get back to winning ways.
Saints have not won in their last six in the league (0-3-3) but the Hammers’ own recent struggles (1-2-3) during an unfortunate injury crisis in the heart of their defense could mean both sides share the spoils in the English capital on Boxing Day. Much will rest on the hopeful return of Michail Antonio as well, but this could certainly end in a draw come full-time.
West Ham vs Southampton: Recommended bets
To Score Anytime: James Ward-Prowse (4/1 odds)
With West Ham’s current struggles at the back, the pace that Saints can bring to bear through the likes of Nathan Tella, Armando Broja, Che Adams, and Nathan Redmond is considerable and could present Southampton with valuable set-piece chances. Should James Ward-Prowse have the opportunity to strike from a dead-ball situation, it could give a decent chance for him to add to his 3-goals this season.
Result/Both Teams to Score: Draw/Yes (15/4 odds)
Recent head-to-head form aside, neither West Ham nor Southampton are performing brilliantly of late in the Premier League and the defensive crisis at the London Stadium could give Saints a legitimate chance at earning a point on their travels. With three draws in their last four, they are still a tricky side to negotiate. A scoring draw here could be a fair bet on good odds.
West Ham vs Southampton: What are the betting odds?
West Ham vs Southampton – recent form and head to head statistics
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|January 16, 2022||Premier League 21/22||West Ham United||2 - 3||Leeds United|
|January 12, 2022||Premier League 21/22||West Ham United||2 - 0||Norwich City|
|January 9, 2022||FA Cup 21/22||West Ham United||2 - 0||Leeds United|
|January 1, 2022||Premier League 21/22||Crystal Palace||2 - 3||West Ham United|
|December 28, 2021||Premier League 21/22||Watford FC||1 - 4||West Ham United|
|January 15, 2022||Premier League 21/22||Wolverhampton Wanderers||3 - 1||Southampton FC|
|January 11, 2022||Premier League 21/22||Southampton FC||4 - 1||Brentford FC|
|January 8, 2022||FA Cup 21/22||Swansea City||2 - 3||Southampton FC|
|January 2, 2022||Premier League 21/22||Southampton FC||0 - 0||Newcastle United|
|December 28, 2021||Premier League 21/22||Southampton FC||1 - 1||Tottenham Hotspur|
|West Ham United||Southampton FC|
|95||Shots on goal||75|
|96||Shots off goal||77|
|47%||Average ball possession||48%|
|4||Shots on post||1|
|2||Shots on bar||1|
|32||Goals by foot||19|
|7||Goals by head||4|
|West Ham United||Southampton FC|
|1.26||Average Goals Scored||1|
|December 26, 2021||Premier League 21/22||West Ham United||2 - 3||Southampton FC|
|September 11, 2021||Premier League 21/22||Southampton FC||0 - 0||West Ham United|
|May 23, 2021||Premier League 20/21||West Ham United||3 - 0||Southampton FC|
|December 29, 2020||Premier League 20/21||Southampton FC||0 - 0||West Ham United|
|February 29, 2020||Premier League 19/20||West Ham United||3 - 1||Southampton FC|
West Ham vs Southampton: Match preview
It has all gone wrong for West Ham currently after a start to the 2021-22 Premier League campaign that had many Hammers faithful dreaming of a top-four finish come seasons end, but the thin nature of the squad in certain key areas and a credible Europa League campaign has left David Moyes’ men currently floundering domestically.
A hopeful return of key striker Michail Antonio would be a welcomed sight at the London Stadium on Boxing Day but the continued absence of both Kurt Zouma and Angelo Ogbonna is a real cause for concern against a high-tempo and direct approach by Southampton.
And when it comes to Ralph Hasenhüttl‘s Saints outfit, the same problems persist at St. Mary’s Stadium; a poor goal return that cannot make up the numbers when compared to the likes of Leicester City, Aston Villa, and Manchester United.
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) December 24, 2021
Saints are no longer a side that has an outside shot at finishing in a top seven place, but rather, the club has to fight tooth and nail to simply avoid the drop-down to the Championship despite the gravitas of their manager and some of the talents on display. Sitting just six points clear of the drop zone and not a single win in their last six outings in the league, Southampton has it all to prove on Boxing Day if their faithful supporters are hopeful of a late Christmas gift.
West Ham team news vs Southampton
David Moyes will have to tackle Boxing Day without key defensive figures when Southampton travels to the London Stadium on Sunday.
Kurt Zouma and Angelo Ogbonna remain out for the Hammers as they remain severely depleted at the back, with Aaron Cresswell possibly still missing out as well. Moyes remains hopeful that key forward Michail Antonio will win his race to recover from Covid.
Southampton team news vs West Ham
The goalkeeping crisis continues to play a role at Southampton for boss Ralph Hasenhüttl, who will continue to turn towards emergency signing Willy Caballero with both Fraser Forster and Alex McCarthy still out of contention.
Adam Armstrong also remains on the treatment table, but Saints should recover Che Adams and Stuart Armstrong in time.
Predicted West Ham line-up vs Southampton
Predicted Southampton line-up vs West Ham
West Ham vs Southampton – Official videos
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The Premier League table as it stands:
|4||West Ham United||22||11||4||7||41||30||11||37|
|9||Brighton & Hove Albion||21||6||11||4||22||22||0||29|
West Ham vs Southampton betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds
What time is kick off between West Ham vs Southampton?
15:00, Sunday 26 December 2021
What are the betting odds for West Ham vs Southampton?
West Ham: 5/4
What is the prediction for West Ham vs Southampton?
West Ham 2-2 Southampton