Kick-off: 1600, 23/05/2021
Stadium: London Stadium
TV: Sky 1
West Ham are hard to oppose as they look to wrap up a place in next season’s Europa League by seeing off Southampton in London.
The Hammers have a great record in this fixture, winning five straight meetings prior to December’s goalless stalemate at St Mary’s Stadium.
With Saints having little at stake, 8/11 for a home win gets a confident vote for our first West Ham vs Southampton prediction.
A Look At West Ham United’s Betting Odds
West Ham failed to sustain a surprise challenge for Champions League qualification but are in pole position to finish sixth after a 3-1 win at West Brom.
Tomas Soucek cancelled out an unlucky opener for the Baggies on the stroke of half-time and then Angelo Ogbonna and Michail Antonio struck late on.
After netting his 10th goal of the season, Antonio said: “European football is what we went for at the beginning of the season.
“From Project Restart, our run and our performances have been unbelievable.
“We brought that into this season and we’ve brought it to the end. The Europa League would finish off a great season.
“Now, we’ve got Southampton at the weekend and we need to put a good season to bed with another three points.”
Declan Rice missed an early penalty at The Hawthorns but 8/1 for him to make amends by scoring at any time here appeals from the West Ham vs Southampton odds.
Last West Ham line-up: Randolph, Cresswell, Coufal, Dawson, Ogbonna, Rice, Lingard, Fornals, Soucek, Benrahma, Antonio.
A Look At Southampton’s Betting Odds
Southampton enjoyed a couple of nice home wins over Crystal Palace and Fulham earlier this month but were beaten 2-0 at St Mary’s by Leeds on Tuesday.
That game looked to be heading for a goalless draw until Patrick Bamford broke the deadlock on 73 minutes and Tyler Roberts netted in stoppage time.
Saints captain Kyle Walker-Peters told the club website: “I thought we were good in the first half. I thought we were on top for most of it, if not all of it.
“Again, unfortunate not to take any of our chances and we got punished in the second half.
“When you’re on top, you’ve got to take your chances, just like they did. We need to start doing that.”
That wasn’t the first time Southampton have faded after the interval, though.
Their goals for and against record in the opening period reads 28-28 but slips to 19-37 in the second half.
Let’s add 5/4 for Saints to concede more times after the break than before it to our West Ham vs Southampton betting tips.
Last Saints line-up: McCarthy, Walker-Peters, Vestergaard, Stephens, Salisu, Ward-Prowse, Djenepo, Armstrong, Adams, Tella, Walcott.
West Brom 1-3 WEST HAM – Tomas Soucek, Angelo Ogbonna, Michail Antonio
SOUTHAMPTON 0-2 Leeds
Head-to-head: Southampton 0-0 West Ham, West Ham 3-1 Southampton, Southampton 0-1 West Ham, West Ham 3-0 Southampton, Southampton 1-2 West Ham
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