Southampton hosts West Ham at St Marys on Saturday in the Premier League late kick-off with home side looking to make up ground on their opponents.
Southampton v West Ham
Kick-off 5:30PM Saturday 06 February 2016
Live on Sky Sports 1 / Sky Sports 1 HD
Southampton head into this clash on the back of a four match unbeaten run which has seen them climb up to seventh in the Premier League table, five points behind the Hammers in the league table.
That run has coincided with the return of ‘keeper Fraser Forster to fitness to the starting eleven for the Saints. Ronald Koeman’s side are odds of 9/5 to win and keep a clean sheet in doing so with BetVictor. The Saints are odds of 4/5 with Bet365 to record any sort of victory.
West Ham have emerged as a surprise candidate for the top six, if not the top four this season under former centre-back. The Hammers are currently sixth in league and looking to make up ground on the top four with a win in this clash, which they are odds of 17/4 at Bet365 to achieve.
The Hammers have become away day specialists though this season picking-up wins at Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City. Bilic’s side is difficult to beat and they have suffered just one league defeat in their last 11 outings.
The draw looks a tempting bet in this clash as these teams are pretty evenly matched and in decent form. A fact that may add to the temptation of the draw is the that five of the last six games between these two teams at St Marys have finished in all-square. You can back the draw at odds of 11/4 at Sportingbet.
I cannot look past the draw at odds of 11/4 with Sportingbet.