Kick-off: 1500, 04/05/2019
Stadium: London Stadium
West Ham should still be on a high after becoming the first team to win at Tottenham’s new stadium and may be meeting Southampton at just the right time.
The Saints secured their Premier League safety when drawing 3-3 against Bournemouth and could be forgiven for suffering a drop in intensity this week.
We’re snapping up 27/20 for a home win as our opening West Ham vs Southampton prediction.
A Look At West Ham United’s Betting Odds
West Ham’s season looked in danger of fizzling out after a tough run of results, but they are now expected to be revitalised by the 1-0 success at Spurs.
Michail Antonio’s 67th-minute goal was the first scored by an away team at that venue and gave the Hammers a maiden road win of 2019.
“Playing Tottenham is normally a special day anyway, but to be the first team to come here and win, and be the first away player to score here, is just amazing,” Antonio told the club website.
United have already beaten Southampton 2-1 at St Mary’s Stadium this season and crushed them 3-0 at London Stadium last term.
Looking at the West Ham vs Southampton odds, we like 11/5 for a home win and over 2.5 goals in the game.
Last West Ham line-up: Fabianski, Balbuena, Diop, Fredericks, Masuaku, Anderson, Snodgrass, Noble, Antonio, Rice, Arnautovic.
Hammers duo Manuel Lanzini and Samir Nasri have been passed fit after groin and calf problems respectively.
Fellow midfielder Carlos Sanchez is also in contention after knee trouble, leaving only Andriy Yarmolenko and Andy Carroll on the casualty list.
A Look At Southampton’s Betting Odds
Southampton have been fun to watch since Ralph Hasenhuttl took charge and picking up a point from a six-goal thriller versus Bournemouth was a suitable way to guarantee their top-flight survival.
Shane Long, James Ward-Prowse and Matt Targett grabbed the goals that will earn Saints as much as £100million for retaining their Premier League status.
The manager said: “We’ll try to finish these two games with as many points as possible. Then I think we have a good plan for how we want to take things forward.”
Saints have scored in 16 of their last 17 matches in all competitions but can pay the price for a positive approach by looking shaky at the back.
Let’s finish off our West Ham vs Southampton betting tips by taking 17/2 for the hosts to prevail 2-1.
Last Southampton line-up: Gunn, Stephens, Bertrand, Bednarek, Valery, Romeu, Ward-Prowse, Redmond, Hojbjerg, Long, Ings.
Jannik Vestergaard (groin) and Maya Yoshida (illness) are out, but Stuart Armstrong (hamstring) and Mario Lemina (abdominal) are expected to be involved.
Tottenham 0-1 WEST HAM – Michail Antonio
SOUTHAMPTON 3-3 Bournemouth – Shane Long, James Ward-Prowse, Matt Targett
Head-to-head: Southampton 1-2 West Ham, West Ham 3-0 Southampton, Southampton 3-2 West Ham, Southampton 1-3 West Ham, West Ham 0-3 Southampton
Join bwin today and receive up to £10 money back as a FreeBet if your first wager at odds of 1/1 (2.0) or greater is a loser! Terms and conditions apply.
Stay close to the action with the bwin app. Access more markets than any other betting provider and scan our in-depth football statistics menu to find and make your bet selections fast. Download now the best betting app.