Southampton v West Ham United: Premier League Match-day 11

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This Sunday sees Soton go head to head with The Hammers at St. Mary’s Stadium – Kick-off 4:00pm GMT.

This clash sees thirteenth play seventeenth, as struggling The Hammers visit St. Mary’s Stadium to face Soton.

Southampton’s Premier League season, has so far seen them gain seven points, going into this game

Soton come to this match on the back of a victory, having beaten Manchester City 4-0 at Etihad Stadium.

Also, some statistics are more relevant than others they say, and four losses for Soton seems very relevant. With a seventeenth position in the league and 2 wins, 6 losses and 1 draws, they currently have seven points in the League having won two matches, drawn one game, and lost six meetings.

Soton have won one game, drawn one game, and lost two fixtures of their four League matches at home this season.

A win in this fixture, would take Southampton’s points from 7 to 10, so far this season.

Soton may have to resort to second choice players, given the number of first choice players that are now unavailable through injury, illness or suspension.

With the Premier League season well into its stride, West Ham United have managed to gain 10 points

The Hammers will be full of confidence, going into this fixture on that back of two successive wins against Fulham and Wolverhampton Wanderers. They will need this if they are to retain their run.

Also, another fixture and another win for The Hammers, winning is becoming habitual for them and this is the mark of a team. With 10 points (3W, 5L and 1D), they are established in thirteenth position in the League having won three games, drawn one game, and lost five meetings.

Playing away from home, The Hammers have won one game and lost three fixtures.

Winning this fixture will see West Ham United on 13 points.

It is likely that seven key players will miss Sunday’s fixture, which is something of a concern for David Moyes and his The Hammers team.

Southampton v West Ham United – Head-to-Head.

Regarding their historical duels the recent form between these two sides has seen The Hammers with a greater number of wins. In the last 43 meetings, they have enjoyed 19 victories, to Soton’s 14 wins. In addition, The Hammers have won all nine of the last 17 meetings played against Soton. The last time they played each other in this competition The Saints secured a 3-1 home win.

Players to watch

For Soton, Joe Aribo has nettedtwo goals in nine League games this campaign, while Gianluca Scamacca is a top performing player who has scoredtwo goals in nine League fixtures this season for The Hammers.

Other players of note for Soton are Joe Aribo and Che Adams with two goals each and for The Hammers are Michail Antonio and Jarrod Bowen with two goals and two goals respectively.