Thursday, June 24, 2021

West Ham 7/10 to beat Southampton in Sunday’s Premier League matchup

Competition: Premier League

Market: West Ham win

Odds: 7/10 @ 888sport

Knowing that they’re within touching distance of landing a European spot, West Ham will welcome Southampton to the London Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Starting with the hosts, after watching West Brom take the lead earlier in the week, there is no doubt that David Moyes would have been boosted by his side’s resolve on the road. Eventually landing themselves a 3-1 victory away at an already relegated West Brom, The Hammers also managed to leap on Tottenham’s slip-up against Aston Villa. Opening up their final fixture when fans return to the London Stadium this weekend sat sixth in the table, the former Manchester United boss knows that a single point is enough to clinch Europa League football for next season. Looking to make it back-to-back Premier League wins for the first time since the start of April, it is well worth keeping an eye out for attacking talisman, Michail Antonio. Once again finding the net in midweek, the former Nottingham Forest man has three in his last four top-flight contests.

As for the visitors, slumping back to losing ways in midweek and hit with a 2-0 defeat against Leeds on the South Coast, Southampton have the feel of a side limping their way over the finish line. Showing a host of issues after very briefly climbing to the top of the table back in November, Head Coach Ralph Hasenhüttl will also have a real headache over his side’s problems away from St. Mary’s. Last seen on the road getting hit with a 2-0 loss against now-former champions Liverpool, the one-time RB Leipzig boss has seen his side lose their last four Premier League away fixtures. In fact, losing nine of their last 10 matchups on their travels, it should also be noted that Southampton have recorded just one top-flight win away from the South Coast since December.

Bet: West Ham 7/10 to beat Southampton in Sunday’s Premier League matchup @ 888sport

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tom Dunstan


Formerly of The Independent, Tom is a freelance football and boxing journalist from Essex, England. Currently working for three online publications, Tom is a graduate of the University of Falmouth and has spent the last two years writing across Australia, New Zealand and Asia. He can be followed at @IamTomDunstan

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