Odds: West Ham 37/20, Draw 11/5, Southampton 8/5
Kick Off: 1500, 31/03/2018
Stadium: London Stadium
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What Trueform says for West Ham vs Southampton
West Ham and Southampton will square off in a Premier League relegation battle at London Stadium and we reckon the value lies in siding with the Saints.
Both teams have just one win on our Trueform chart, but the visitors can also boast a couple of respectable draws.
Add on an FA Cup triumph at Wigan in Mark Hughes’ first match in charge and 8/5 for the Saints to succeed offers plenty of appeal for our West Ham vs Southampton betting predictions.
A Look At West Ham United’s Betting Odds
West Ham’s 3-0 home loss to Burnley hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons, with upsetting scenes caused by United fans rubbing salt into the wounds of a woeful on-field performance.
We’ll keep our focus on the playing problems, with that poor display following on from 4-1 defeats at Liverpool and Swansea.
To be fair, the Hammers did show early promise versus the Clarets, with Marko Arnautovic and Manuel Lanzini forcing saves from Nick Pope.
However, the atmosphere turned toxic after United fell behind on 66 minutes and the collapse that followed gives obvious cause for concern.
David Moyes defiantly declared: “We still have plenty of games, we are good enough and we will be out of the bottom three come the end of the season. I’m confident we have the players here.”
The Hammers must face Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester City in their next four games after this, though, so the pressure is set to intensify.
A Look At Southampton’s Betting Odds
Southampton’s 3-0 defeat at Newcastle signalled the end of Mauricio Pellegrino’s reign, even though that was only a second loss in 11 league and cup games.
Pellegrino did accuse some players of giving up at St James’ Park, so the feeling is that his relationship with the dressing room had turned sour.
Hughes made an immediate impact as the Saints secured a place in the FA Cup semi-finals by winning 2-0 at Wigan.
That helped to improve the mood in the camp, with full-back Ryan Bertrand stating: “I’m looking forward to playing the remainder of the season with him. He’s been there and done it.
“Even as a player, he’s vastly experienced as well, and whatever he can share with us, hopefully we can use and do what we need to do.”
Saints remain in the bottom three, two points behind the Hammers, but we’ve always been of the opinion that they have too much talent to go down.
Hughes is hoping to pile the pressure on West Ham, stating: “We have got to try to be positive and get on the scoresheet first.
“We’ve got to affect the confidence of their group. Clearly there is some anxiety surrounding the club at the moment. That’s a negative and it certainly affected them in the last game, going by what some of their players talked about afterwards.”
Charlie Austin could make his first appearance since before Christmas having finally recovered from a hamstring injury.
We’re finishing off our West Ham vs Southampton betting tips by taking 5/1 for the scores to be level at the break and then Saints to end up on top.
WEST HAM 0-3 Burnley
Wigan 0-2 SOUTHAMPTON – Pierre Hojbjerg, Cedric Soares
Head-to-head: Southampton 3-2 West Ham, Southampton 1-3 West Ham, West Ham 0-3 Southampton, Southampton 1-0 West Ham, West Ham 2-1 Southampton
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