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Southampton will be taking on visitors West Ham United at St. Mary's Stadium in the Premier League meeting on Saturday.
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Southampton prepare for this game following on from a 2-2 Premier League tied result against Newcastle United.
In that game, Southampton managed 64% possession and 22 attempts at goal with 6 of them on target. For Southampton, the goals were scored by Mohamed Elyounoussi (74') and James Ward-Prowse (96'). On the other side, Newcastle United had 10 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. Callum Wilson (55') and Allan Saint-Maximin (91') scored for Newcastle United.
It’s been a rare occasion in recent times that Southampton have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. It will be a concern for them that Southampton have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, letting in 11 goals during that time.
Their previous form shows that Southampton:
- have left without a victory over West Ham United in their previous 7 league games.
- are without a home win in the past 2 league games.
West Ham United
Last time out, West Ham United drew 2-2 in the Premier League tie with Crystal Palace.
In that match, West Ham United managed 46% possession and 14 attempts on goal with 4 on target. For West Ham United, goals were scored by Pablo Fornals (39') and Michail Antonio (68'). At the other end, Crystal Palace had 9 shots on goal with 2 of them on target. Conor Gallagher (58', 70') scored for Crystal Palace.
The numbers tell their own story, and West Ham United have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, with opponents netting 7 goals overall. In defence, West Ham United have been far from perfect. Nonetheless, it remains to be seen whether such a trend shall persist in this upcoming game or not.
Their prior results show that West Ham United:
- remain unbeaten by Southampton when having played them away from home in the previous 3 league matches.
- are undefeated in their last 4 league matches away from home.
Head to head
An inspection of their past head to head meetings stretching back to 27/12/2018 reveals that these fixtures have been pretty painful for Southampton. They’ve not managed to come away with any victories at all while West Ham United have dominated them, beating them in 83% of those ties.
An aggregate of 14 goals were scored between the two sides in this period, with 2 for The Saints and 12 for The Hammers. That is an average goals per game value of 2.33.
The previous league contest between the two was Premier League match day 38 on 23/05/2021 when it finished West Ham United 3-0 Southampton.
That day, West Ham United had 36% possession and 14 attempts on goal with 7 on target. Goals were scored by Pablo Fornals (30', 33') and Declan Rice (86').
Southampton had 17 attempts on goal with 5 on target.
The match was refereed by Martin Atkinson.
Team News: Southampton
Sam McQueen (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Will Smallbone (Knee Injury) and Shane Long (Corona virus) won’t be playing for Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhüttl.
Team News: West Ham United
Thanks to a completely injury-free squad to pick from, the West Ham United manager David Moyes has no fitness worries to report ahead of this match.
In our opinion, Southampton may not find it easy to break down this West Ham United team who we think will do enough to score at the other end and edge ahead.
We’re therefore tipping a very competitive encounter with a 0-1 winning margin for West Ham United after 90 minutes.
Little in this one.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: St. Mary's Stadium (32,384)
Captain: James Ward-Prowse
Chairman: Gao Jisheng
Manager: Ralph Hasenhüttl
Competitions: Premier League position 13, EFL Cup (Third Round)