Southampton v West Ham betting tips: Saints seek first win
Preview and odds for Saturday’s clash
The high-flying Hammers visit the Saints in the Premier League and we examine the odds to find some Southampton v West Ham betting tips.
The Saints seek a first win of the new campaign while second-placed West Ham hope to maintain their unbeaten record.
Saturday’s match, which takes place at St Mary’s, kicks off at 3pm BST.
Southampton v West Ham match odds
Saints have collected two points from their opening three games, having lost at Everton on the opening weekend and gained draws with Manchester United (home) and Newcastle (away). They are 9/5 to beat West Ham.
Southampton have lost more Premier League games than any other side in 2021 so far (16) and also won the fewest points (19) this calendar year.
They have kept just one clean sheet in their last 24 Premier League games, conceding in each of their last 14 since a 2-0 win against Sheffield United in March.
Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side are 13/4 to end that run and keep a clean sheet in the Southampton v West Ham betting tips.
The free-scoring Hammers opened their season with a 4-2 win at Newcastle before defeating 10-man Leicester 4-1 at home but were held to a 2-2 home draw by bogey side Crystal Palace last time out.
They sit second, two points behind Tottenham, despite scoring seven goals more than their London rivals.
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Southampton v West Ham head-to-head
Southampton have won four of the last 19 meetings, the last of those coming in a 3-2 home victory in August 2017.
The sides shared a goalless draw here last season – it is 14/1 for that to happen again – while West Ham defeated the Saints 3-0 at the London Stadium in the return fixture in May.
Southampton have lost two of their last three home league games against West Ham (D1), as many as they had in their previous 16 against the Hammers at St Mary’s/The Dell (W8 D6 L2).
It is 4/7 for the Saints to win or draw the game in the Double Chance market in the Southampton v West Ham betting tips.
West Ham have won six of their last seven Premier League meetings with Southampton (D1), scoring 15 goals and conceding just twice in this run which included five clean sheets.
It is 11/4 for the Hammers to keep a clean sheet this time.
Five of the last seven encounters saw one fail to score and it is 27/20 for that to happen on Saturday.
Southampton v West Ham team news
Southampton striker Shane Long is unavailable after a positive Covid test while on international duty with the Republic of Ireland.
Winger Theo Walcott and midfielder Stuart Armstrong are also ruled out.
West Ham manager David Moyes could hand debuts to Kurt Zouma, Nikola Vlasic and Alex Kral on the south coast.
Southampton v West Ham key battles
Despite West Ham’s bright start, they have looked defensively vulnerable at times and will be wary of the threat posed by Mohamed Elyounoussi, who has been involved in six goals in his last two games for Southampton in all competitions (four goals, two assists) and is 13/5 to score at any time.
The Hammers also lost out in the chase for Adam Armstrong, with the Blackburn striker heading to the south coast rather than east London.
He opened his account against Everton and is 2/1 to score at any time.
West Ham’s Pablo Fornals has netted four goals in his last four Premier League games while Michail Antonio has both scored and assisted in each of the Hammers’ three games this term.
All odds and markets are correct as of the date of publication