Southampton vs West Ham United 02/11/2015 Premier League Preview, Odds and Prediction
West Ham United vs Southampton
Wednesday 11th February 2015 19:45(GMT)
The Line: Southampton 3/4 Draw 12/5 West Ham 16/5 See the Latest Odds
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Southampton come into this game in third and facing a West ham team that believe they can challenge for a top four spot. The Saints are having a miraculous season under Ronald Koeman and I really cant mention it enough. After selling half of their starting eleven in the summer Southampton were one of the favourites for relegation, instead they are in the top three and playing spectacular football. The signings of Pelle and Tadic have been excellent and defensively Southampton are the best in the league. Frazer Forster signed from Celtic in the summer has shown his class all season and is one of the best keepers in the league. With Arsenal winning on Tuesday Southampton will be aware that they really need to stay ahead of their rivals and they simply must win home games like this.
West ham were excellent against Manchester United at the weekend but have struggle themselves away from Upton Park. This is a solid unit that Sam Allardyce has put together but Andy Carroll's injury is a blow to the hammers. Sakho and Song were linking well at the weekend and Enner Valencia and Downing will be key men as Downing gets another run through the center. West Ham though have struggled defensively away from home and they will come up against the best defence in the league.
I am not crazy about the odds on the money line here but I am going to take the unders. Southampton just dont look like conceding very many, ever and for that reason I see this one as being a 1-0 to Southampton.