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West Ham United vs Southampton Betting Tips 23/05/2021

Teams Status

West Ham have bounced back against West Brom after two back to back poor performances against Everton and Brighton. They are currently in the sixth position with 62 points. They have played 37 matches and have won 18 matches, drew eight and lost 11 matches. They have scored 59 goals and have conceded 47 goals in the league so far. They have the fifth best home record in the league with 31 points from 18 home matches including nine wins, four draws and five losses. Two of West Ham’s players are topping their goal scoring list with ten goals each, which includes Tomas Soucek and Michail Antonio. Jesse Lingard has also chipped in with nine goals to his name. The left-back Aaron Cresswell is the team’s best creator with eight assists under his belt. Moyes might want to stick with the playing XI that beat West Brom.

Southampton are coming on the back of a 2-0 loss against Leeds in mid-week, courtesy of which they are currently in the 14th position with 43 points from 37 matches. They have 12 wins, seven draws and 18 losses in the league so far. They have a very poor away record with 16 points from 18 matches that they have played on the road including four wins and four draws. They have scored as many as 47 goals and have conceded 65 goals. Danny Ings is the team’s leading goal scorer with just 12 goals to his name. The assist list for Southampton is led by James Ward-Prowse with seven assists to his name and he also has scored eight goals. Southampton would want to forget this season and think about starting afresh next season.

What Do the Sportsbooks Say?

West Ham are the favorites to win the match according to the Betway sportsbook and are placed at 1.70, while Southampton are placed at 4.50 and the draw at 4.00. According to the 10Cric sportsbook, West Ham are placed at 1.66, while Southampton are placed at 4.85 and the draw at 3.90. West Ham are placed at 1.73 odds according to the Dafabet sportsbook. While the underdogs Southampton are placed at 4.70 and the draw at 4.20.


Tipster’s Angle

West Ham United have a competitive edge over Southampton as they are in better form this season. Also, this could be a high scoring encounter with goals coming from both ends.

Tip: West Ham To Win @ 1.73

West Ham United have won four of the last five head to head matches, while the other match ended in a draw. Also, West Ham won all three head to head matches that were played in London. In the last ten matches that West Ham played across competitions, they have won four and lost four matches. While Southampton have just won three matches in their last nine matches that they have played across competitions. Also, Southampton have lost all their last four matches that they have played on the road. So it is very likely that West Ham United will win the match at 1.73 odds available at the Dafabet sportsbook.

Tip: Total Goals Over 2.5 @ 1.65

In the last nine matches that West Ham and Southampton have played against each other, over 2.5 goals were scored in seven of those matches. Also, over 2.5 goals were scored in all the last five head to head matches that were hosted by London. In the last ten matches that West Ham has played across competitions, over 2.5 goals were scored in six of those matches. Southampton on the other hand has seen over 2.5 goals in the last five of the last ten matches. Both Southampton and West Ham have a similar home and away record in terms of goal scored in the last four away and home matches with 50% of their matches having over. So, it is likely that over 2.5 goals will be scored at 1.65 odds available at the Betway sportsbook.

Conclusion

West Ham just needs a point to seal the sixth position as Tottenham are breathing down their throats and are just three points behind with a better goal difference. A win for Tottenham and a loss for West Ham will switch positions between these two teams. Southampton are having a season to forget but they are clear of the relegation zone.

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