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West Ham v Southampton betting tips: Hammers only need a point

| 20.05.2021

Preview and odds for Sunday’s match

West Ham need just a point to be guaranteed sixth place and qualify for the Europa League.

Southampton have little more than pride to play for as a season of highs and lows on the south coast comes to a close.

Sunday’s match is live on Sky One and kicks off at 4pm as we highlight a few potential West Ham v Southampton betting tips.

West Ham v Southampton match odds

West Ham have much more at stake in their final match so unsurprisingly they are odds-on favourites at 7/10.

Their recent patchy form saw them slip out of contention for a place in the Champions League, but they rectified that by coming from behind to beat West Brom 3-1 on Wednesday night.

The Hammers survived an injury to goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski in the warm-up, Declan Rice missing a third-minute penalty and falling behind when Tomas Soucek deflected a Matheus Pereira corner into his own net.

A Soucek goal before half-time hauled them level and late strikes from Angelo Ogbonna and Michail Antonio ensured their destiny remains in their own hands.

The draw which would see them over the line and into Europe is priced at 3/1.

Saints can climb to 12th if they pull off a surprise win, priced at 19/5, and other results go their way.

Stuart Armstrong, Fulham

West Ham v Southampton head-to-head

West Ham have enjoyed this fixture in recent years, scoring three goals in each of the last three seasons.

A repeat of the 3-0 victories of 2019 and 2018 is priced at 14/1, while another 3-1 win like last season is 11/1.

The teams played out a goalless draw at St Mary’s just after Christmas, and another stalemate – which would still suit West Ham – can be backed at 14/1.

Southampton’s last win at the London Stadium was 3-0 in 2016, a repeat which is priced at a meaty 70/1.

Previous XI

West Ham vs Southampton - Football tactics and formations
West Ham: Fabianski, Coufal, Dawson, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Rice, Soucek, Fornals, Lingard, Benrahma, Antonio.

Southampton: McCarthy, Walker-Peters, Salisu, Stephens, Vestergaard, Armstrong, Djenepo, Ward-Prowse, Walcott, Adams, Tella.

Key battles

West Ham powerhouse Antonio will be facing one of his former clubs and, as usual, will be relishing the chance to get at Southampton defenders Mohammed Salisu, Jack Stephens and Jan Vestergaard.

The striker, who scored his 10th goal of the season at West Brom, is 4/1 to score first and 13/10 anytime.

Jesse Lingard needs one goal to join Soucek and Antonio on double figures and is 4/1 to open the scoring.

View the latest West Ham v Southampton odds

All odds and markets correct as of date of publication



Andrew McDermott

Andrew is a sports betting content journalist at PA Media. He is a lifelong Huddersfield Town fan but when he isn't reminiscing about their Premier League days he is also a junior cricket coach and enjoys cycling.