West Ham v Southampton Betting Tips Preview And Odds

West Ham v Southampton Betting Tips Preview And Odds

by 27th December 2015

West Ham v Southampton Premier League Match Preview, Predictions, Betting Odds And Tips

This Premier League betting preview takes a look at the draw specialists West Ham and Southampton who ripped apart an underperforming Arsenal on Boxing Day. We take a look at past form along with what the teams might look like and then we provide you with our recommended tips for you to bet on what might be the likeliest outcome on the match

West Ham 12/5 – Draw 11/5 – Southampton 6/5
Betting odds for West Ham v Southampton shown are this week from Corals and are subject to change

Kick Off – 17.30pm Monday 28th December 2015

West Ham hosts Southampton at the Boleyn Ground on Monday in the Premier League, with the home side attempting to rediscover their form.
West Ham’s run of Premier League games without a win stretched to six on Boxing Day, as the Hammers drew 1-1 at rock-bottom Aston Villa. Hammers full-back Aaron Cresswell opened the scoring with a superb goal late in the first half.
However, Villa were awarded a highly debatable penalty kick in the second half, which was dispatched by forward Jordan Ayew. The draw means Slaven Bilic’s team have now drawn their last five Premier League games.
The Hammers have now dropped to tenth position in the Premier League table and their early season promise seems to be disappearing.
Southampton ended a poor run of form in spectacular style on Boxing Day by hammering title contenders Arsenal 4-0 at St Marys. Shane Long bagged himself a brace with defenders Cuco Martina and Jose Fonte also getting on the scoresheet.
The victory brought to an end a run of six Premier League games without a win in the top-flight and will no doubt have restored confidence in the Saints players. The win moved the Saints up to 12th position in the top-flight table.

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Facts And Figures

West Ham has had slightly the better of the 26 Premier League meetings between these two teams, recording 11 wins, compared to Southampton’s eight. Seven games have also resulted in draws.
The Hammers have dominated the 13 Premier League meetings at the Boleyn Ground, having recorded nine wins, while the Saints have claimed three and one game has been draw.
Six of the last ten meetings between these two sides in all competitions have resulted in draws.
Saints boss Ronald Koeman has faced West Ham twice and is undefeated having won one game and drew the other last season.
West Ham have won one of their last five Premier League games at the Boleyn Ground and claimed just two home league wins this season.
There have been under 2.5 goals scored in the Hammers last five top-flight games.
However, there have been over 2.5 goals scored in the last three meetings between these two teams.

Team Selection & News

West Ham’s injury crisis shows no sign of abating. The Hammers are currently missing key players Diafra Sakho, Dimitri Payet, Winston Reid and Victor Moses through injury. Andy Carroll and Manuel Lanzini are also doubts.
The Saints have their own injury problems. Fraser Forster, Florin Gardos, Cedric Soares, Graziano Pelle and Jay Rodriguez all look set to miss out through injury. Ronald Koeman may name an unchanged line-up after that comprehensive win over Arsenal.

Possible West Ham team line-up: Adrian, Tomkins, Ogbonna, Collins, Cresswell, Song, Kouyate, Antonio, Noble, Zarate, Valencia

Possible Southampton team line-up: Stekelenburg, Martina, Fonte, Van Dijk, Bertrand, Romeu, Wanyama, Mane, Tadic, Ward-Prowse, Long

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West Ham v Southampton Match Prediction

This is a hard game to judge at the moment, as West Ham are one of the leagues draw specialists. However, Southampton’s hammering of Arsenal last time out and the Hammers current injury crisis I think the Saints may just collect maximum points.

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