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Southampton vs West Ham

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Saturday, 14 Dec 2019 18:30

Our Predictions

Southampton vs West Ham Prediction Verdict

After a thorough analysis of stats, recent form and H2H through Bettingsuretips´s algorithm, as well as, tipsters advice for the match Southampton vs West Ham this is our Prediction:

Southampton for the Winner of the match, with a probability of 52%

Yes for Both Teams to Score, with a percentage of 65%.

For Total Goals, we predict Over 2.5, that have a probability of 56%

On the risky side, you can try the Correct Score of 3-1 which has a percentage of 18%

Reason For Southampton vs West Ham Betting Tips

  • West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini is on the verge of being sacked and a defeat against Southampton could seal his fate.
  • Southampton took seven points from the last 12 on offer.
  • West Ham were beaten in five of their last six Premier League away games.
  • The Irons conceded 2.1 goals per 90 minutes over their last eight matches.

Pellegrini on the brink?

If the latest reports are accurate, then West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini could lose his job if the Irons are turned over by Southampton in the clubs’ Premier League basement battle in Saturday’s evening kick-off.

After a horrible run of form, the experienced Chilean coach could have few complaints if he was ousted from the Hammers’ dugout.

West Ham picked up maximum points in just one of their last 10 Premier League assignments, losing seven and drawing twice during a miserable couple of months.

The Irons’ 1-0 win at Chelsea at the end of November hinted at a change in fortunes, though that shock victory was an anomalous result buried inside a run of five defeats in six matches.

Arsenal ended a nine-match stretch without a win at West Ham’s expense on Monday in a 3-1 triumph that pushed the Irons into a deepening crisis.

Southampton’s form picking up

Southampton were beaten 2-1 at Newcastle in their last Premier League outing, though the Saints found Martin Dubravka in excellent form and were unlucky not to take anything from the game.

Before their loss at St. James’ Park, Southampton had taken seven points from nine, holding Arsenal at the Emirates, and beating fellow relegation candidates Watford and Norwich in successive fixtures at St. Mary’s.

The Saints upswing in results has been powered largely by the form of centre-forward Danny Ings, who has found the net in each of his last five appearances for the club, and with spirits starting to lift in Ralph Hasenhüttl’s squad, Southampton will be confident that they can beat an ailing West Ham team this weekend.

West Ham were beaten in three of their last four Premier League away contests, and while their loss to Wolves at Molineux isn’t a cause for concern, their brace of scoreless defeats at poor Everton and Burnley teams certainly are.

Saints the value bet this weekend

With West Ham seemingly caught in a stasis of poor form and managerial uncertainty, Southampton look well positioned to take advantage this weekend, and the Saints are priced generously to take three points on Saturday.

We don’t expect Southampton to keep a clean sheet however, which is why our correct score forecast settles on a 2-1 Saints win. Southampton conceded at least once in 100% of their last 11 Premier League fixtures and look incapable of keeping anyone out for 90 minutes at present.

At the other end the Saints scored exactly two goals in three of their last four games and we expect them to notch two more against a West Ham side that have shipped 2.1 goals across their last eight league fixtures.

Match Odds

Home win: 1.92

Away win: 3.85

Draw: 3.87

Over 2.5 goals: 1.60

Under 2.5 goals: 2.36