West Ham vs Southampton, 29 February 2020, Saturday
English Premier League, Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Olympic Stadium (London).
Southampton were going through an impressive run in the league, before a difficult set of fixtures put their run on halt. However, they recorded a win against a relegation-battler the last match-day, and are taking on the struggling West Ham this Saturday. As things stand, expect a hard-fought win from Southampton.
West Ham vs Southampton Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last time these two met, West Ham recorded a 0-1 win on the road.
- It’s been three years since West Ham have lost against this opponent.
- Since 2002, only twice have the guests failed to score at this stadium.
- Southampton scored thrice or more in two of their former five visits to this stadium.
West Ham vs Southampton Match Preview
West Ham lost 3-2 on the road against Liverpool the last match-day. Losing against the Reds, that too an Anfield, is no longer considered anything to be worried about these days (they are arguably the greatest ever team in English history).
However, the fact that the defeat was the eighth winless game in a row for West Ham, surely is a news worthy to be panicked about. With just 11 more match-days remaining in the competition, and with the relegation dogfight picking up pace, loyal fans should be concerned about the fate of the Hammers.
Elsewhere, Southampton delivered a 2-0 win at home over Aston Villa. The victory proved that the team was still in form, and the temporary winless run in the past weeks was just due to an unfortunate series of difficult fixtures.
Moreover, the Saints are just seven points away from a European spot, and with teams in the top tier busy with their CL & EL fixtures, the team could really make a push for a top-tier finish.
West Ham vs Southampton Prediction
West Ham are one of the weakest teams in the league, and they are rightfully placed in the relegation zone. Moreover, only two teams have conceded more goals than the squad, and both of them were recently promoted into the league, from the Championship.
In addition, West Ham are also one of the worst teams at home this season, and have so far secured a total of just three league wins at this venue this season.
On the other hand, Southampton are desperate to make up for their dropped points against some of the best teams in the contest, and will consider this match-up against a relegation-battler, the perfect opportunity to post a much-needed three points.
In addition, before their loss at Anfield, Southampton were on a four-match winning run in away games in the PL, and this stretch included back-to-back wins against Chelsea, and Leicester. Moreover, after Liverpool, City, Chelsea, and Leicester – some of the best teams in the league, the Saints have been the best road team.
Considering all these observations, it’s clear that visitors Southampton are on course to deliver an impressive performance this weekend, at the Olympic Stadium.
West Ham vs Southampton Betting Tips
Double Chance: Southampton or Draw @ 1.44 (4/9)
Southampton +0.5 Asian Handicap @ 1.50 (1/2).