West Ham will be at home this week and they will be playing a back in form Southampton team. This is going to be a match that will be dictated by how well Southampton play. That being said, both teams are exciting to watch so I am looking forward to this encounter.
West Ham had a good start to the season but unfortunately for the Hammers they have fallen back down the ladder. This team has a few good players such as Payet but all in all they are a very average side and they are aiming for a top 10 finish this season. I think that West Ham will be boosted by the fact that they are at home but I don’t think that will be enough for them this week since they are facing a better side who are now back in form.
Southampton we poor a few weeks back but they have turned everything around on Boxing Day. The Saints smashed the Gunners and they are now going to be full of confidence in this match. This is a good team and they have a lot of potential when they want to play well. I think they will turn on a show this week and they will have a big win.
As far as betting goes, I think that betting on a handicap is the way to go. Southampton showed in their last match that they can turn it on and win big and I think that they can do it again. They are facing a worse team and the handicap is set at 1. I am expecting the saints to win 2-0 or 3-1 so we get home. This is the best value bet for me in this match so it is where my money will be on.