West Ham vs Southampton Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 02/04/2023

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West Ham - Southampton

England Premier League - London Stadium

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change.

Betting Tips & Predictions for West Ham vs Southampton

Here are our Premier League predictions for Sunday's match between West Ham and Southampton a the London Stadium. This could prove to be a huge game at the bottom of the table as two of the sides currently sat in the relegation zone go head-to-head. The Hammers have one more point on the board and a much better goal difference than their guests and David Moyes' men will be looking to make the most of their home advantage.

Under 2.5 Goals

Our first West Ham vs Southampton prediction concerns the total goals scored during the 90-minutes. We're expecting this game to be tight and tense throughout with little in the way of goalmouth action. Three of the last five league meetings between these two clubs have produced under 2.5 goals and two of those games have ended goalless. Under 2.5 goals have been produced in two of West Ham's last three outings in all competitions as well as in four of Southampton's last five Premier League fixtures, so you can see why we're predicting a low-scoring match on Sunday.

Both Teams to Score – No

Our second West Ham vs Southampton prediction delves into the both teams to score market. Only two of the last five league meetings between West Ham and Southampton have produced goals at both ends of the pitch, and we can see one or even both teams failing to score on Sunday. Both teams have also only scored in two of the Hammers' and two of the Saints' last six matches in all competitions with West ham keeping three clean sheets during that period and Southampton failing to score in three of those games.

West Ham vs Southampton Odds

Head to Head

16/10/22

England Premier League EPL

Southampton

Southampton

West Ham

West Ham

1

1

02/03/22

England FA Cup FA Cup

Southampton

Southampton

West Ham

West Ham

3

1

26/12/21

England Premier League EPL

West Ham

West Ham

Southampton

Southampton

2

3

11/09/21

England Premier League EPL

Southampton

Southampton

West Ham

West Ham

0

0

23/05/21

England Premier League EPL

West Ham

West Ham

Southampton

Southampton

3

0

Last Five - West Ham

14/04/24

England Premier League EPL

Fulham

Fulham

West Ham

West Ham

2

0

L

11/04/24

UEFA Europa League UEL

Bayer Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen

West Ham

West Ham

2

0

L

06/04/24

England Premier League EPL

Wolverhampton

Wolverhampton

West Ham

West Ham

1

2

W

02/04/24

England Premier League EPL

Tottenham

Tottenham

West Ham

West Ham

1

1

D

30/03/24

England Premier League EPL

Newcastle

Newcastle

West Ham

West Ham

4

3

L

Last Five - Southampton

16/04/24

England Championship CHA

Preston

Preston

Southampton

Southampton

0

3

W

13/04/24

England Championship CHA

Watford

Watford

Southampton

Southampton

2

3

W

09/04/24

England Championship CHA

Coventry

Coventry

Southampton

Southampton

1

2

W

06/04/24

England Championship CHA

Blackburn

Blackburn

Southampton

Southampton

0

0

D

01/04/24

England Championship CHA

Ipswich

Ipswich

Southampton

Southampton

3

2

L

Let's take a look at the latest markets and odds ahead of West Ham vs Southampton.

West Ham odds: 10/13 (1.77) – 56.5%

Draw odds: 29/10 (3.90) – 25.6%

Southampton odds: 4/1 (5.00) – 20%

*all odds provided are the best price at the time of publication and come from various bookmakers and therefore the probabilities won't always add up to 100%.

West Ham head into this match as the clear favourite to win with the bookmakers but we're expecting a close and competitive 90-minutes in the capital. If you want more football betting tips on this game then why not check out the First Goalscorer market? The West Ham strikers, Scamacca and Ings are both priced at 5/1 (6.00) to score first on Sunday and that has a probability of 16.7%, while Antonio has odds of 27/5 (6.40) and a probability of 15.6%. Che Adams is the best-priced Southampton player to score first in this game with odds of 10/1 (11.00) but the probability on that outcome is just 9.1%.

West Ham vs Southampton Lineups

West Ham

West Ham had to come from behind at home to Aston Villa to earn a share of the spoils in their last league game before the international break. Watkins opened the scoring in the 17th-minute but the teams went in level at the interval thanks to a 26th-minute penalty from Benrahma. Lukasz Fabianski will be hoping to make his return to the first team this weekend after a spell out with a head injury, while Michail Antonio could also return to the side following a calf strain.

Predicted Lineup – Fabianski (GK), Zouma, Emerson, Kehrer, Aguerd, Souček, Rice, Paquetá, Ings, Benrahma & Bowen

Southampton

The Saints fought back brilliantly to earn a point at home to Tottenham last time out. Porro put Spurs in front in first-half stoppage-time but Adams equalised for the hosts right at the start of the second forty-five. Goals from Kane and Perisic seemed to have won the game for the away side but Walcott pulled a goal back for Southampton in the 77th-minute and in stoppage-time, Ward-Prowse converted a spot-kick t make the final scoreline 3-3, a result that would produce a reaction out of Conte that would see the Italian lose his job. Adams is a slight doubt for this weekend's match but Larios, Livramento and Bella-Kotchap have been ruled out through injury.

Predicted Lineup – Bazunu (GK), Bednarek, Perraud, Walker-Peters, Salisu, Armstrong, Elyounoussi, Ward-Prowse, Lavia, Walcott & Adams 

Starting Lineups

West Ham

West Ham
4-1-4-1
1
Lukasz Fabianski
pl
24
Thilo Kehrer
de
4
Kurt Zouma
fr
27
Nayef Aguerd
ma
33
Emerson
it
41
Declan Rice
gb
28
Tomas Soucek
cz
20
Jarrod Bowen
gb
11
Lucas Paqueta
br
22
Said Benrahma
dz
18
Danny Ings
gb
Substitutes
14
Maxwel Cornet
ci
21
Angelo Ogbonna
it
10
Manuel Lanzini
ar
9
Michail Antonio
jm
12
Flynn Downes
gb
13
Alphonse Areola
fr
5
Vladimir Coufal
cz
8
Pablo Fornals
es
3
Aaron Cresswell
gb

Southampton

Southampton
4-4-2
31
Gavin Bazunu
ie
2
Kyle Walker-Peters
gb
35
Jan Bednarek
pl
6
Duje Caleta-Car
hr
15
Romain Perraud
fr
17
Stuart Armstrong
gb
8
James Ward Prowse
gb
45
Romeo Lavia
be
24
Mohamed Elyounoussi
no
32
Theo Walcott
gb
18
Sekou Mara
fr
Substitutes
4
Lyanco
rs
20
Kamaldeen Sulemana
gh
26
Carlos Alcaraz
ar
1
Alex McCarthy
gb
11
Mislav Orsic
hr
7
Joe Aribo
ng
27
Ibrahima Diallo
fr
3
Ainsley Maitland-Niles
gb
12
Paul Onuachu
ng

*Lineups are usually announced 1hr before kick-off

Player to Watch: Danny Ings

Players so often come back to haunt their former employers and that is why we have picked Danny Ings as our player to watch in this game.

The former Southampton striker signed for West Ham in January but has only chipped in with two league goals so far due to a couple of minor injuries that have hindered his short time in the capital.

However, in what is set to be a tight and tense game at the bottom of the table, one goal could be enough to secure a massive 3pts for either side and you wouldn't bet against Ings scoring against his old side to win the game.

Premier League Standings

Premier League
# Team P W D L +/- Points
1 Man City

Man City

32 22 7 3 44 73
2 Arsenal

Arsenal

32 22 5 5 49 71
3 Liverpool

Liverpool

32 21 8 3 41 71
4 Aston Villa

Aston Villa

33 19 6 8 19 63
5 Tottenham

Tottenham

32 18 6 8 16 60
6 Newcastle

Newcastle

32 15 5 12 17 50
7 Man Utd

Man Utd

32 15 5 12 -1 50
8 West Ham

West Ham

33 13 9 11 -6 48
9 Chelsea

Chelsea

31 13 8 10 9 47
10 Brighton

Brighton

32 11 11 10 2 44
11 Wolverhampton

Wolverhampton

32 12 7 13 -5 43
12 Fulham

Fulham

33 12 6 15 -2 42
13 Bournemouth

Bournemouth

32 11 9 12 -10 42
14 Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace

32 8 9 15 -17 33
15 Brentford

Brentford

33 8 8 17 -11 32
16 Everton

Everton

32 9 8 15 -16 27
17 Nottm Forest

Nottm Forest

33 7 9 17 -16 26
18 Luton

Luton

33 6 7 20 -24 25
19 Burnley

Burnley

33 4 8 21 -35 20
20 Sheff Utd

Sheff Utd

32 3 7 22 -54 16

West Ham vs Southampton: FAQ

west ham vs southampton

  • Who are the favourite to win? – West Ham are the clear favourite with the bookmakers.
  • What was the score when these two teams last met? – Southampton 1-1 West Ham.
  • What time is the kick-off? – 14:00 GMT, 15:00 CET.
  • Where can UK viewers watch West Ham vs Southampton on Sunday, 2nd April 2023? The game will be live on Sky Sports Ultra HD, Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier  League.
  • Who will be the referee in charge of West Ham vs Southampton on Sunday, 2nd April 2023? Paul Tierney will be the referee in charge of the game. This will be his 150th Premier League appearance. He averages 3,4 yellow cards in 149 Premier league matches. Moreover, the referee has so far awarded 26 penalties and handed out 16 red cards in 149 matches.
  • How did Southampton perform in recent away matches against West Ham? In the last five trips to London Stadium, Southampton recorded WLLLL
  • What is the current home performance of West Ham? West Ham is currently ranked 15th in home performance. The Hammers have 5 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses in 13 home matches. Moreover, West Ham has so far scored 17 and leaked 14 goals in 13 home games.

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James Kelbrick

A lifelong Evertonian, James started writing for an Everton fan site in the mid-2000s and then developed his own blog covering football transfers from across Europe's big leagues before becoming a regular match preview and betting tips writer for Biggest Free Bets. James moved to Free Super Tips next, and then Racing Post, where he worked as a full-time writer for a few years, taking on extra responsibilities such as creating the schedule and assigning out work. Following that, James wrote for a number of websites including Fore Bet before joining Football Whispers in December 2020.