West Ham v Southampton – Betting Preview
West Ham Summary
West Ham hasn’t won since the 4-0 hammering at home that they gave to Nottingham Forest at the end of February.
David Moyes is under pressure and rumours are building in the days before the must win game with Southampton. One of them is that if he loses then the recently sacked Palace boss Patrick Viera could become their new boss.
West Ham sits in 18th place but knows a win can move them out of the drop zone.
The fight to stay up is fiercely competitive and very open in terms of the number of sides struggling, including rock-bottom Southampton, their opponent here.
The confidence is low after their last two league matches haven’t gone to plan.
They lost 4-0 to Brighton in a woeful performance and then failed to overcome a midtable Aston Villa team that is playing for nothing.
Looking at team news now, where the host is likely to not have Antonio available due to a calf injury.
Moyes is also worried about Polish keeper Fabianski for the visit of Southampton.
Southampton has not won a league game since early March when they defeated Leicester 1-0 in what was a must-win relegation clash.
This game is another vital meeting between two sides fighting the drop.
They are rock bottom but know a win leapfrogs West Ham and could see them move out of the bottom three, depending on other results.
Ruben Sellés remains positive despite them sitting at the bottom. He and his squad are still with plenty of hope and a fair chance to get out of trouble due to how congested the bottom half of the EPL table is.
The mood and confidence remain improved since the new man came in, but this game is crucial and a loss would be a disaster.
Looking at team news now. There are no new important absences for the Saints, who come into the game on a high after coming from 3-1 down to draw with Spurs in the last game.
Che Adams is facing a late fitness test, while attacking right-back Livramento remains out long term with a knee injury.
Looking at the 1×2 market first. West Ham is the favourites to win @ 1.75.
The draw is @ 3.75, and Southampton to win is @ 4.70.
Moving onto the Asian handicap betting for this contest. West Ham -0.75 is @ 1.98 which looks fair.
Southampton will probably be content with the draw from this, but they will know if they score first, the crowd turns on the host.
Southampton +0.75 is @ 1.88, easy pass.
Looking at The Under/Over goal betting last of all. The line is set at 2.25.
The game could be nervy and tight the longer it stays 0-0, but the home side is under pressure to win and will go for it.
This opens up a lot with an early goal. The Over is @ 1.82 and the Under is @ 1.93.