Southampton vs West Ham Odds – Saturday 4th February 2017 – 15:00
Southampton are 8/11 with the draw at 14/5 and West Ham are 18/5
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Southampton welcome West Ham to St.Mary’s in the Premier League, with both sides in desperate need of a win.
The Saints come into this match on the back of a 2-1 defeat against Swansea, with the Saints continuing their EFL Cup hangover.
Alfie Mawson (38) opened the scoring for Swansea, ensuring that the hosts went into the break with a 1-0 lead.
Shane Long (57) equalised for the Saints, with Long scoring his second goal in three matches.
Glfyi Sigurdsson (70) scored the winner for Swansea, with Paul Clement’s side securing back to back wins.
The Saints have had a reasonably mixed bag throughout the season, that result will have dented any confidence gained against Liverpool though.
They have won four of their last seven matches, but they have lost successive matches now though.
Claude Puel’s side will need to arrest this slide as soon as possible, they have now dropped out of the top ten.
Southampton come into this match as favourites, with home advantage and their excellent recent form contributing.
This will be a tough fixture for Claude Puel’s side, with West Ham smarting from another hefty defeat against City.
The Saints will be looking to draw on the previous two performances against West Ham, winning both matches.
Slaven Bilic’s side come into this match on the back of a 4-0 defeat against Manchester City, with the Hammers suffering another home loss.
Kevin de Bruyne (17) opened the scoring for City, with the visitors making an excellent start.
David Silva (21) and new signing Gabriel Jesus (39) scored a further two goals, making it 3-0 going into the break.
Yaya Toure (67) converted a fourth from the penalty spot, midway through the second half.
It was another hefty defeat at the hands of Manchester City, with Guardiola’s side scoring 9 goals in two matches at the London Stadium.
Hammers Need Solidity
West Ham have had a poor season so far, but this latest setback will have dented their confidence.
Former Saints defender Jose Fonte made his debut against City, safe to say it wasn’t the ideal start.
West Ham have made a few good additions, including Hull’s top goalscorer Robert Snodgrass.
The Hammers head into this fixture as the underdogs, although their away form has been more consistent than their home form.
West Ham will be looking to exact revenge for the previous two defeats, they will be needing a response as well.
Slaven Bilic’s men will be looking to better their overall record against Southampton, they have won 21, drawn 20 and lost 24 of their 65 meetings.
Both teams are 5/6 on to score. The first goalscorer odds for Southampton are Shane Long at 4/1 with Jay Rodriguez at 9/2. For West Ham, Andy Carroll is at 15/2 with Michail Antonio and Ashley Fletcher at 9/1.
The last time that these two sides met Southampton won 3-0 and the odds of the same result are 12/1.
Southampton vs West Ham Odds
Tip 1 – Long to score first @ 4/1
Tip 2 – Southampton to win 2-1 @ 7/1