Premier League: Southampton host Hull while Stoke travel to West Ham
We have two more 15:00 BST Premier League football kick-offs, as Southampton host Hull and Stoke travel to West Ham with still plenty to play for.
Southampton v Hull City
The Saints are odds-on at 4/9 with Coral to overcome the Humberside outfit and right in among the fight for a Europa League finish, while Steve Bruce’s side are flirting with relegation, and need points fast to steer themselves to safety.
Southampton’s narrow 1-0 loss to Everton last time out, brought to end a three match unbeaten run, and they will be hoping to get back to winning ways against the Tigers. Prior to that, they beat Burnley 2-0 with Shane Long getting on the scoresheet, and the 28-year-old is 7/4 to net anytime.
Graziano Pelle hasn’t scored in the Premier League since the Saints’ 3-0 victory over Everton in December, though most recently struck first for Italy against England. He is 5/1 to break the deadlock.
For the visitors, Bruce will be hoping they apply the same kind of spirit they showed against Chelsea when they narrowly lost 3-2 before the international break.
Last time out, though, the Tigers were disappointing in their 3-1 loss to Swansea, when Paul McShane netted a consolation. The defender is 12/1 to score anytime, while striker Dame N’Doye, who has been in good form since his arrival in January carries good value at 10/3 in the same market.
West Ham United v Stoke City
The Hammers have petered off slightly in recent weeks, and are in nowhere near the form they were in four months ago, when they looked like they could finish in the top four. Sam Allardyce’s side are 6/5 to record three points against the Potters, which should at least keep them in contention to secure a place in the top half.
Last time out they encountered a team who dug deep to beat them in Leicester City, and scorer from that game Cheikhou Kouyate is 5/1 in the anytime market. Diafra Sakho, West Ham top scorer on 12 in all competitions, meanwhile, dispatched the winner and sole goal against Sunderland, and is 11/2 to break the deadlock as a result.
Staffordshire side Stoke are on the same points as the Hammers, with 42 though have lost three on the spin. However, the whole team will have been on a high after Charlie Adam’s stunner against Chelsea last time out, and the midfielder is 4/1 to notch again anytime.
Striker Mame Biram Diouf struck in the defeat to Crystal Palace prior to that and is 8/1 to open the scoring, while Peter Crouch’s aerial presence could be a problem and he is decent value at 2/1 anytime.