West Ham vs Southampton Betting Preview, Premier League Betting Tips

West Ham vs Southampton Odds – Sunday 25th September 2016 – 16:00 – Sky Sports 1 

West Ham are 17/10 with the draw at odds of 23/10 and Southampton are 8/5

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West Ham welcome Southampton to the London Stadium on Sunday afternoon, with the Hammers looking to recover from their dreadful start.

Slaven Bilic’s men have endured a poor start this season, they have lost four out of their five PL games.

West Brom were the latest side to beat the Hammers, dispatching West Ham by 4-2 at the Hawthorns.

Goals from new signing Nacer Chadli (8 and 56), Salomon Rondon (37) and James McClean (44) saw West Brom go 4-0 up.

In-form man Michail Antonio scored in the 61st minute to restore some pride, with Manuel Lanzini scoring in the 65th minute to add some respectability to proceedings for the Hammers.

Poor Result For The Hammers

West Ham struggled in their midweek EFL Cup match against Accrington Stanley, with a 1-0 squeezing them into the next round.

Dimitri Payet spared his manager’s blushes, with a free-kick in the 96th minute enough to beat the valiant Accrington.

West Ham are currently on a run of three successive defeats, against West Brom, Watford and Manchester City.

Mixed Start To Season

They started the season with a narrow 2-1 defeat against Chelsea in the Premier League and they will count themselves seriously unlucky.

They have had a tough fixture list to start, playing Chelsea and City away in two of their first three fixtures.

West Ham will be looking to improve their overall record against Southampton, in 64 matches they have won 21, drawn 23 and lost 23.

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Southampton In Form

Southampton registered an excellent 2-0 victory against Crystal Palace in their midweek tie, with progression to the next round of the EFL Cup.

Goals from Charlie Austin (33) and Jake Hesketh (63), gave the Saints a comfortable win for Claude Puel.

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Their 3-0 win in their opening Europa League game has been the catalyst in Southampton’s Premier League season.

Their last Premier League game saw them finally win their first Premier League game, with a 1-0 win against Swansea City.

Charlie Austin has been in excellent recent form, his goal in the 64th minute settling the tie after his goals in the Europa League.

Southampton are currently on a three-game winning streak in all competitions, a position the club will be delighted with given their start.

Puel looking for win

Southampton face a West Ham side that have really struggled for form, they are third from bottom having won just one game and lost the other four.

Southampton find themselves in 14th position, with two draws, two defeats and two wins in their five matches.

They have lost against Manchester United and Arsenal, with draws against Sunderland and Watford.

Europe A Welcome Relief?

They face a huge challenge to remain competitive in the Premier League and progress in the Europa League.

Southampton may well find that this temporary relief from the Premier League may help their domestic form though.

European matches at St.Mary’s are what the club has worked so hard for, the players will be motivated to ensure they don’t fail after last season’s exploits.

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Both teams are 4/6 on to score. The first goalscorer odds for West Ham are Michail Antonio at 6/1, with Ashley Fletcher at 13/2. For Southampton, Charlie Austin is at 5/1 with Shane Long at 11/2.

The last time that these two sides met Southampton won 1-0 and the odds of the same result are 15/2.

West Ham vs Southampton Odds

Tip 1 – Austin to score first @ 5/1

Tip 2 – 2-2 draw @ 12/1

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