Match: Southampton vs West Ham
League: English Premier League
Date: Saturday, 14 December 2019
Kick-off at 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue: St. Mary’s Stadium (Southampton)
Southampton vs West Ham United: Southampton has not turned a corner in their last two clashes here. With West Ham struggling to find its rhythm along the way, the hosts run the risk of depriving the Hammers of three points this weekend.
Southampton failed to extend their unbeaten streak to four jogging games after Newcastle eliminated them with a 2-1 run. The hosts were in line to secure all three points in this match after Danny Ings opened the scoring in the second half.
However, the goals of Jonjo Shelvey and Federico Fernández shortly thereafter allowed the Magpies to return home with the victory.
And now, with only fifteen points by name, the hosts live in the drop zone.
On the other hand, West Ham only carries a cushion at one point on the scale. The Hammers did not perform well until the end of their respective campaigns and have recorded consecutive losses in their last two games.
Their last game at home saw them admit having defeated Arsenal in trouble by a score of 3-1, while on the road, the Wolves scored two goals without answer before leaving with the victory.
It is also worth mentioning that West Ham has lost three of its last four outings, without even a goal of comfort.
On the contrary, Southampton has been successful in its last two games at home. As such, the victory is more than likely to fall on the Saints this week.
Anyway, three of his last seven h2h meetings here ended in a draw, with West Ham leading twice as well. Considering the fact that the Hammers have also recovered at least one point in three of their eight previous outings, their safest clearance should be a draw.
In addition, the history of h2h clearly indicates that the objectives were abundant when these two sides blocked the horns. Since the last six games at St Mary’s Stadium have also been notable, count more than 2.5 goals in the final scores, certainly, this Saturday.