West Ham aim for a top-10 finish when they take on Southampton at the London Stadium this weekend. The Hammers have an outside chance of finishing in the top 10 places with Watford four points ahead with two games left. Ralph Hasenhuttl has done a stellar job after getting Southampton to safety with two games remaining. The draw at Bournemouth ensured that the Saints survive for another season in the league. Follow all our predictions, free bets, and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
The Hammers became the first team to pick up a victory at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium after beating Spurs 1-0 last weekend. This was the first win in five games for Manuel Pellegrini’s team, but it has boosted hope of a top-10 finish.
Southampton were able to achieve safety in the Premier League despite a 3-3 draw with Bournemouth. This was a topsy-turvy game in which both teams lost the lead.
The previous game between West Ham and Southampton was a 2-1 win for the Hammers at the St Mary’s Stadium. The Hammers also picked up a 3-0 victory in the last meeting with Southampton at the London Stadium. Our betting tips and predictions would opt for a draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Draw at 3.50[/bet_tip_now]
West Ham were seriously motivated by the London derby against Spurs in the last game. It is fair to expect a drop in performance levels when they host a team that has just avoided relegation. Southampton’s high pressing has led to some errors that will give players like Arnautovic an opportunity to score, but the Saints are also impressive going forward due to the same reason. Our preview expects both teams to cancel out each other and settle for a draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Draw at 3.50[/bet_tip_now]
West Ham win odds: 2.30
Southampton win odds: 2.87
Correct Score odds
There has not been a stalemate between West Ham and Southampton in the last four years, but both teams could end up cancelling out each other on a number of fronts. West Ham have been quite mediocre going forward with less than 1.5 goals per game in the last six encounters. Southampton’s offence has seen players like Nathan Redmond and Shane Long go through a good form. Our correct score prediction would opt for a 1-1 draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]1-1 draw at 7.50[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
This is one fixture that has witnessed over 2.5 goals without fail over the last five meetings. However, this game can end up changing this trend with West Ham keen to improve defensively. The Hammers and Saints have conceded just under two goals per game over the last six matches, but this game might be an end-of-season affair with not much going on. Our total goals prediction would opt for under 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals under 2.5 at 2.30[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Shane Long has been able to score in three consecutive league matches at home for the first time in Premier League history. The striker has been finding himself amongst goals of late with greater consistency. Long’s failure to score in the last five games was against Newcastle when he featured only for 14 minutes. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Shane Long.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Shane Long at 8.00[/bet_tip_now]
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