Southampton vs West Ham
England – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 14 December 2019
Kick-off at 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue: St. Mary’s Stadium (Southampton).
Southampton have not put a foot wrong in their last two clashes here. With West Ham struggling to find their groove on the road, the hosts are likely to deprive the Hammers of all three points this weekend.
Southampton vs West Ham Head to head (h2h)
- Their last clash saw West Ham recorded a 3-0 victory.
- All of their past six meetings have featured over 2.5 goals on the charts.
- Both teams have found the back of the net together in three of their previous five fixtures.
- Only one of their past ten matchups have finished as a stalemate.
- West Ham have registered the win in five of their last ten encounters. (W-5, D-1, L-4)
Southampton vs West Ham Prediction
Southampton failed to extend their unbeaten streak to four matches on the trot after Newcastle narrowly took them down with a 2-1 scorecard on the road. The hosts were in line to secure all three points in that matchup after Danny Ings opened the scoring in the second half.
However, goals from Jonjo Shelvey and Federico Fernandez soon after, ensured that the Magpies went home with the win.
And now, with just fifteen points to their name, the hosts are dwelling in the relegation zone.
On the other hand, West Ham are sporting no more than a one-point cushion over them on the ladder. The Hammers have not been faring well as of late in their respective campaign and have been recording back to back defeats in their past two games.
Their last clash at home, saw them admit defeat to the struggling Arsenal by a 3-1 scoreline, while on the road, Wolves slotted two unanswered goals past them to come away with the win.
It is also worth mentioning that West Ham have lost three of their past four outings, without so much as a consolation goal.
In sharp contrast, Southampton have been tasting success in their last two games on home soil. As such, the win is more than likely to swing in favor of the Saints this week.
Be that as it may, three of their previous seven h2h meetings here have finished as a tie, with West Ham coming out on top twice in the process as well. Taking into account that the Hammers have also salvaged a point at the least in three of their previous eight outings, the safest punt in this one would have to be a draw no bet.
Furthermore, h2h history clearly indicates that goals have been in abundance when these two sides lock horns. Considering that all of the last six fixtures at St Mary’s Stadium have also been high scoring affairs, count on over 2.5 goals on the final scorecards, by all means, this Saturday.
Southampton vs West Ham Betting tips
Draw no bet: Southampton to win @ 1.80 (4/5)
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.60 (3/5).