West Ham vs Southampton
English Premier League
Date: Saturday, 4 May 2019
Kick-Off 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: London Stadium (London).
Southampton secured survival in the top flight of English football thanks to a 3-3 draw to Bournemouth last weekend at St. Mary’s. They are now seven points adrift of Cardiff City in the red zone with just two games left to play.
Ralph Hasenhuttl’s men will thus travel to the capita for the West Ham United tie in the penultimate round of the season without any pressure this Saturday.
The hosts sit in the middle of the league ladder and they practically have nothing to play for either. They will head into this as favourites following a shocking 0-1 victory over Champions League semi-finalists Tottenham Hotspur away from home.
This is their last game in front of the home crowd and we can say the Hammers will have the chance for a victorious farewell from their local fans at London Stadium against such opposition.
West Ham vs Southampton: Head-to-head
A win here for West Ham would make it all square at 25 victories apiece for teams who come into their landmark 70th encounter.
The Hammers were more successful in most recent clashes as they won three of past four against the Saints.
Each of last five H2H games saw at least three goals scored, including this term’s 1-2 victory for West Ham United at St. Mary’s Stadium.
West Ham vs Southampton: Prediction
Southampton were struggling badly to keep things tight at the back throughout the entire season. This particularly works for their performances on the road as the Saints shipped 32 goals in 18 away fixtures in this term of Premier League.
Each of past five games Hasenhuttl’s men played saw goals scored at both ends. The Saints conceded three or more goals in three of past five league outings. It will be the music to the ears of Marko Arnautovic & company who should have plenty of space to deliver in the last home match of the season.
West Ham vs Southampton: Bet Tips
FT Result: West Ham to win @ 2.30 (13/10)
Over 1.5 Team Goals for West Ham @ 1.83 (5/6).