Southampton vs West Ham – Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 02/03/22, Team News and Lineups

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Southampton and West Ham meet at St. Mary’s Stadium in the fourth round of the FA Cup. A place in the next stage of the competition is on the line on the south coast. Read our free predictions and betting picks for the game here.
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Free predictions and betting picks for Southampton vs West Ham

 Bookmaker Ratings prediction one: Southampton to Win – 2.6

Bookmaker Ratings prediction two: Under 2.5 Goals – 1.91

Southampton to Win

West Ham looked dead on their feet by the time their crucial Premier League clash with Wolves had finished on Sunday and an energetic and better rested Southampton outfit  – who have lost just one of their last 14 games at home – could take advantage of the Irons’ fatigue in Wednesday’s FA Cup clash.

Under 2.5 Goals

Southampton have enjoyed some excellent results at home in recent weeks, though fixtures involving the Saints at St. Mary’s Stadium tend to be low scoring. Under 2.5 goals were notched in five of their last seven tests on home soil and a cagey cup contest could develop when modest goalscorers West Ham travel south.

Preliminary review and match prediction for Southampton vs West Ham

West Ham are right back in the Champions League qualification mix thanks to a narrow 1-0 triumph over top four rivals Wolves on Sunday, though the Irons’ taxing efforts against Wanderers could leave them vulnerable against a hard-running Southampton side in the FA Cup fifth round this week.

With just one defeat in their last 13 matches, the Saints are on a roll and Ralph Hasenhüttl dogged outfit have been a particularly potent force at home where they have lost just once in 14 assignments since August.

Manchester United, Tottenham and Manchester City have all tried and failed to get the better of Southampton at St. Mary’s Stadium this term, as have West Ham, who were held to a 0-0 draw there in September.

The Saints triumphed in the reverse fixture on Boxing Day however (3-2), and their success in the capital sparked a real spike in form. Southampton have claimed ten points from the last 12 on offer in the Premier League and they will be rubbing their hands at the prospect of facing a West Ham side will jellied legs following Sunday’s exertions.

Southampton played with a real swagger in their 2-0 win over Norwich on Saturday, where midfield duo James Ward-Prose and Oriol Romeu were among their standout performers.

Both players excelled and dominated their counterparts, Declan Rice and Tomas Soucek, when the Saints edged West Ham in December’s five-goal thriller, and another dominant display in the centre of the park could swing the tie in the host’s favour this week.

Southampton’s results at home have been outstanding for the entire campaign and they are a great option at a generous price to dump West Ham out of the FA Cup on Wednesday.

Safe Bets

Ralph Hasenhüttl always pushes his team to start quickly and Southampton’s rapid acceleration out of the blocks can often catch teams cold, particularly at St. Mary’s Stadium. The Saints have scored first in eight of their last nine home matches and they are priced generously at 1.91 to repeat the trick against West Ham.

Get Quick Rich

Leaning on the same logic from our safe bet this week, bettors could find joy backing Southampton to hold a half time lead this week at 3.1. With their love for starting fixtures at home in rapid fashion a factor, the Saints have been in front at the interval in five of their last eight contests at St. Mary’s Stadium.

Southampton vs West Ham first goalscorer

Che Adams broke the deadlock for Southampton on Saturday in the Saints’ 2-0 win over Norwich and the Scottish international can be backed at 5.5 to grab the tie’s opener on Wednesday evening. Adams has scored eight times in all competitions this season and five of his efforts have been opening goals for Southampton.

Southampton vs West Ham Team News

Southampton remain without injured trio Alex McCarthy, Lyanco and Nathan Tella for Wednesday’s welcome of West Ham. Ralph Hasenhüttl might make a few alterations to his XI with another league game on the horizon, but don’t expect sweeping changes.

Angelo Ogbonna and Vladimir Coufal are both confirmed injury absentees for the Hammers this week. Andriy Yarmolenko has been given some time off, while Arthur Masuaku is considered doubtful.

Starting Lineups

Southampton: Forster – Valery, Stephens, Salisu, Walker-Peters – Armstrong, Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Elyounoussi – Adams, Broja

West Ham: Areola – Fredericks, Diop, Zouma, Johnson – Kral, Noble – Vlasic, Benrahma, Fornals – Bowen

Highlighted Player

Mohammed Salisu

Mohammed Salisu is enjoying a breakout season with Southampton in 2021/22 and the centre-half has been wowing supporters with his defensive performances for the Saints. The 22-year-old Ghanaian has played more Premier League minutes than any of his teammates this term and it’s clear that Ralph Hasenhüttl already views him as undroppable.

Most popular FAQ for Southampton vs West Ham

Who won the last meeting between these clubs?

Southampton beat West Ham 3-2 when the teams last met on December 26th.

Where will this fixture be played?

Wednesday’s game will be played at St. Mary’s Stadium.

Which bookmaker has the best odds for this game?

We recommend checking out the odds at William Hill for Southampton vs West Ham.

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