Stadium: “Olympic” (London).
Referee: Kevin Friend.
West Ham: Cresswell (?), Antonio, Ogbonna, Zuma.
Southampton: Forster (?), Adam Armstrong, McCarthy, Adams, Stuart Armstrong.
West Ham ingloriously kicked out of the League Cup, and in the championship, things are not going very well: one victory in seven matches. Michael Antonio also contracted covid and will not play until at least December 29. The defense of the Hammers has never been reliable, and there are also problems with the attack: the team scored only one goal in four games. There are only four points in terms of lost to top-4, so all is still far from lost.
Southampton cannot win six meetings in a row, but gains points fairly consistently. Hence the fifteenth line, and seventeen points in the asset. However, with so many injuries to the main players, a calm end to the season cannot be guaranteed. Now comes a very tense period, and there are no four players at the start, and the key ones. Heisenhüttl needs to squeeze the maximum out of those players that are in the team’s cage.
Victory West Ham are quoted at 1.86, giving the hosts a big advantage by the standards of the English middle peasants. Yes, Londoners still belong to the middle peasants. True, the last four matches at home against the “saints” Moyes’ team won and scored three goals in all. But in the Premier League, anything happens – on X2 can be bet with odds of 1.95…
Zero handicap of guests is quoted for a powerful 2.81… An excellent coefficient when playing two middle peasants, even if one is now in good standing in the Premier League. Even the season before last it was the other way around. In the first round, the teams at St. Mary’s played 0: 0.
West Ham have conceded eight of their last ten. At the same time, total under 2.5 was played six times, which is even surprising. The team from London managed to win only three times.
But “Southampton” has tendencies for the bookmaker’s top and the opponent’s individual total is more than 1.5 – 7 out of 10. The “saints” have lost only three times in the period under consideration.
“Both will score – no” scores good 2.15…
Forecast and bet on the match “West Ham” – “Southampton”
All the same, there is no confidence in the victory of the hosts, especially given their recent results. The team should have had a recession, unfortunately, it falls on such an important segment. Can they beat Southampton? Undoubtedly! Are the “saints” able to take away glasses? With the same probability, and the coefficient is lower for the first. I’ll try to take X2 for 1.95…