The iron is hot for Southampton and they are not going to stop in striking as they host equally competitive West Ham in a Friday match this week. Now three points above the relegation, the mission for Ralph Hasenhuttl is to frustrate their guests further who just broke their run of four league wins after a 2-0 loss at home versus Watford. However, The Saints would have to deal with The Hammers‘ competitive away form, not letting Manuel Pellegrini beaten in their last four games.
Head-to-head, both of the teams got the best of each other, most recently with West Ham winning 3-0 at home in March.
This will be a tough afternoon, however, I have to give my bet on Southampton. Home advantage isn’t something The Saints can parade with but after their recent and surprise win against The Gunners, I cannot deny that they have a chance. This game could also end in a draw but I will capitalise on the fact that the visitors’ injury list is growing and could affect their game at St. Mary’s Stadium.
Score Prediction: Southampton wins at 2-1.