West Ham United v Southampton Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions

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GLYN KIRK
Our tipster is backing Mark Hughes to inspire his new side to a vital victory when they travel north to meet David Moyes' men at London Stadium

West Ham United and Southampton meet in a pivotal Premier League clash on Saturday afternoon, with both sides desperate for a positive result.

The pair are fighting to preserve their place in the top tier of English football, with the Hammers in 17th and the Saints one place below.

Saturday's hosts have been beaten in four of their last five league fixtures, but David Moyes’ men will fancy their chances of winning here as Mark Hughes' men have recorded just one win in their last 17.

Latest odds

West Ham have lost just two of their previous 10 matches at London Stadium and bet365 go 17/10 (2.70) that they pick up three precious points on Saturday.

David Moyes West Ham

Southampton have an FA Cup semi-final to look forward to but Premier League survival is the Saints’ primary concern.

Hughes' charges can be backed at 8/5 (2.60) to win in this one, whilst the same firm go 9/4 (3.25) that the match ends all square.

Team news

Hughes paired Guido Carrillo and Manolo Gabbiadini in attack against the Latics last time out and the former Stoke City boss could start with that pair again here.

Manuel Lanzini faces a race to be fit after picking up a knock on international duty with Argentina, whilst Edimilson Fernandes (ankle) could play for the first time since early December.

Goals at both ends?

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Saints have scored in all but one of their seven away matches in 2018, while West Ham have scored in 12 of their last 13 matches in this competition.

bet365 go 10/11 (1.91) that both teams are on target this weekend, while the same firm offer 23/20 (2.15) that there are more than two goals.

Preview and predictions

The Hammers are a team in trouble, while the Saints will have been encouraged by their winning display against Wigan last time out.

Hughes has never suffered relegation as a manager and his side are good value at 8/5 (2.60) to heap yet more misery upon Moyes and his players with a win this weekend.

Odds correct at time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.

Betting Banner - Best Bet Southampton to win at 8/5 (2.60) with bet365 for a 1pt stake

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