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Southampton v West Ham betting tips: Goals on the cards

| 08.09.2021

Southampton v West Ham betting tips and odds

West Ham head to the south coast in second place and are 7/5 favourites to win at Southampton on Saturday afternoon.

The Hammers have taken seven points from their opening three games while Saints are still seeking their first win after drawing their last two games against Manchester United and Newcastle.

Judging by the starts by both teams, this could be a goal-laden match so let’s look at some of the options and odds in our Southampton v West Ham betting tips.

Match Odds

Goals have been produced at both ends in all three matches involving these teams this season so it is no surprise to see that market priced at 8/15 in our Southampton v West Ham betting tips.

There have also been at least four goals in each of the Hammers’ games, which is available at 8/5, while a victory for the visitors and goals at both ends is 3/1 bearing in mind West Ham have won six and drawn one of the last seven meetings with Southampton.

Pushing the boat out further, David Moyes’ side are 5/1 to win and over 3.5 goals while we go 8/5 on both teams to score in the second half which would have paid out in West Ham’s last two matches.

West Ham are certainly looking stronger than last season with the addition of Chelsea centre-back Kurt Zouma and attacking midfielder Nikola Vlasic from CSKA Moscow while Alex Kral adds some steel in a holding role following a loan move from Spartak Moscow.

Saints, meanwhile, have a weaker squad following the sales of Danny Ings and Jannik Vestergaard to Aston Villa and Leicester respectively but they still managed to draw against Manchester United which has seen their relegation odds drift from 5/2 to 10/3.

Ralph Hassenhuttl’s side have drawn their last two matches so we go 12/5 on a share of the spoils and 3/1 with goals added to the equation.

With these teams proving adept at scoring and conceding, both teams to score in both halves can be backed at 9/1 in our Southampton v West Ham betting tips.

Talking Tactics

Moyes has consistently deployed a 4-2-3-1 this season, with Declan Rice and Tomas Soucek in the holding roles, Michail Antonio spearheading the attack and Said Benrahma, Pablo Fornals and Jarrod Bowen playing just behind.

Hasenhuttl is also a creature of habit, using a 4-4-2 in all three games, with Che Adams and Adam Armstrong leading the attack.

Stuart Armstrong has not played a single minute so far and pulled out of the Scotland squad because of a calf injury.

Goalscorer Odds

Antonio is the Premier League’s top scorer with four goals and is 9/2 favourite to get the ball rolling or 8/5 to score at any time.

Fornals and Benrahma have also been among the goals in a prolific start to the campaign and then can be backed at 11/1 and 9/1 to break the deadlock respectively or 4/1 and 10/3 to find the back of the net.

Adam Armstrong has not had to contend with the rigours of international football and is 11/2 to bag the game’s first goal or 2/1 to score while Adams is 6/1 and 9/4 in the same markets.

James Ward-Prowse is available at 8/1 and 3/1 as the last of our Southampton v West Ham betting tips.

Match Info

Where: St Mary’s Stadium

When: 15:00, Saturday 11th September

How to watch: N/A

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All odds and markets correct as of date of publication

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Author

Warren Barner