The prediction of Southampton and West Ham comes before the match of the fifth round of the FA Cup. This game will be played on March 2nd, St. Mary’s Stadium, England. In this match overview, we bring you betting tips and accurate predictions of results based on the analysis of these two sides.
Southampton vs West Ham Match Preview and Team News
Southampton will play host in their fifth-round FA Cup clash against West Ham United when the two in-form sides face off at St. Mary’s Stadium. These two sides are both coming from wins; Southampton registered a 2-0 victory over struggling Norwich. It was their second straight clean sheet and the fourth game in five, scoring two or more goals. They’ve hit form at the right time, and even in the Premier League, they’ve risen to the top half. The win was also their sixth straight unbeaten outing, and in the last ten matches, they’ve only lost once, to Wolves. Both sides have, however, scored in eight of Southampton’s last ten games, and five of the ten games have produced over 2.5 goals. James Ward-Prowse plays well in the middle of the park, and he does not allow the opponent much action. Armando Broja enjoys the pitch, and when he receives the ball and moves towards the goal, the opponent has a problem.
West Ham United is also coming from a win, beating Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-0 to keep their top-four hopes alive. That win was their fifth unbeaten outing, and they have six in the last ten games. In half of their previous ten matches, both teams have managed to score, while West Ham has four clean sheets in the ten games. The Hammers haven’t scored as many goals as Southampton, but they’ve been consistent in scoring, failing in just one of the last ten matches, and that came in an away game at Manchester United. Declan Rice has excellent ball control, he can play in several positions, and every team needs such a player. Jarrod Bowen is a great player, he creates a lot of problems for his opponents, and the greatest virtue of this guy is speed. In an otherwise available group, there’s just the lone fitness issue for the West Ham United boss David Moyes to be concerned with. Angelo Ogbonna (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) won’t be playing here.
Southampton vs West Ham Predicted Lineups
Southampton: Forster, Livramento, Bednarek, Salisu, Perraud; Ward-Prowse, Romeu, S Armstrong, Elyounoussi, Adams, Broja.
West Ham: Fabianski, Johnson, Dawson, Zouma, Cresswell, Soucek, Rice, Bowen, Fornals, Benrahma, Antonio.
Southampton vs West Ham Betting Tips and Predictions
There are no favorites in this match, and we won’t be surprised if this clash could end in a draw.
This will be a big fight between these two rivals, and we should expect a goal from both teams. Football fans should enjoy this match and see at least a goal in each net.
Draw @ 3.40
BTTS Yes @ 1.70
Correct score 1:1 @ 7.00