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West Ham vs Southampton betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

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: Preview, predictions & odds
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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

West Ham vs Southampton betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

Southampton’s English-born Albanian striker Armando Broja (L) scores his team’s opening goal during the English Premier League football match between Southampton and Leeds United at St Mary’s Stadium in Southampton, southern England on October 16, 2021. – RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

 

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.

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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.

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West Ham vs Southampton – recent form and head to head statistics

West Ham United vs Southampton FC form
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West Ham United vs Leeds United - 2:3
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West Ham United vs Norwich City - 2:0
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West Ham United vs Leeds United - 2:0
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Crystal Palace vs West Ham United - 2:3
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Watford FC vs West Ham United - 1:4
Latest match form, last 5 games:
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Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Southampton FC - 3:1
w
Southampton FC vs Brentford FC - 4:1
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Swansea City vs Southampton FC - 2:3
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Southampton FC vs Tottenham Hotspur - 1:1
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West Ham United vs Southampton FC - 2:3
Last 5 games for West Ham United
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
Last 5 games for Southampton FC
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 vs Southampton FC Premier League 21/22 form
West Ham United Southampton FC
22 Matches played 21
11 Matches won 5
243 Goal attempts 201
95 Shots on goal 75
96 Shots off goal 77
128 Corner kicks 124
47% Average ball possession 48%
52 Shots blocked 49
30 Cards given 43
191 Free kicks 257
35 Offsides 18
4 Shots on post 1
2 Shots on bar 1
32 Goals by foot 19
7 Goals by head 4
41 Goals scored 25
30 Goals conceded 33
West Ham United vs Southampton FC statistics for most recent head to head matches
West Ham United Southampton FC
42 Matches 42
21 Home Matches 21
21 Away Matches 21
53 Total Goals 42
1.26 Average Goals Scored 1
19 Wins 13
13 Losses 19
10 Draws 10
Last 5 games & match results between West Ham United and Southampton FC
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.

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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.

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

West Ham vs Southampton betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

Predicted Southampton line-up vs West Ham

West Ham vs Southampton betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

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The Premier League table as it stands:

# Team MP W D L F A D P
1 Manchester City 22 18 2 2 54 13 41 56
2 Liverpool FC 21 13 6 2 55 18 37 45
3 Chelsea FC 23 12 8 3 46 18 28 44
4 West Ham United 22 11 4 7 41 30 11 37
5 Tottenham Hotspur 19 11 3 5 26 22 4 36
6 Arsenal FC 20 11 2 7 33 25 8 35
7 Manchester United 21 10 5 6 35 30 5 35
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 20 9 4 7 17 15 2 31
9 Brighton & Hove Albion 21 6 11 4 22 22 0 29
10 Leicester City 19 7 4 8 33 36 -3 25
11 Crystal Palace 21 5 9 7 30 31 -1 24
12 Southampton FC 21 5 9 7 25 33 -8 24
13 Aston Villa 20 7 2 11 27 32 -5 23
14 Brentford FC 22 6 5 11 25 36 -11 23
15 Leeds United 20 5 7 8 24 39 -15 22
16 Everton FC 19 5 4 10 24 34 -10 19
17 Norwich City 22 4 4 14 13 45 -32 16
18 Watford FC 20 4 2 14 23 40 -17 14
19 Newcastle United 20 1 9 10 20 43 -23 12
20 Burnley FC 17 1 8 8 16 27 -11 11
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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

Draw: 29/10

Southampton: 16/5

What is the prediction for West Ham vs Southampton?

West Ham 2-2 Southampton

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