Premier League: West Ham United vs Southampton match preview

A look ahead to this weekend Premier League fixture at Upton Park

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There were contrasting results for both teams in midweek, this weekend’s host narrowly lost to Sheffield United in a penalty shootout, 7-6 in The League Cup after a one all draw.

While on the other hand, Southampton were 2-0 victors away to Millwall in the domestic cup with goals from Jack Cork and Italian Striker, Graziano Pelle.

West Ham could be without up to six first-team players after Diafra Sakho suffered a back injury in the midweek defeat. He is set to join Matt Jarvis, Carl Jenkinson and James Collins on the sidelines alongside Andy Carroll and Kevin Nolan.

KICK-OFF: Saturday, 3pm


West Ham United 3 (Jarvis, Nolan, Cole) Southampton 1 (Yoshida), Premier League, February 2014

West Ham United 0 Southampton 0, Premier League, September 2013

Southampton 1 (Ramirez) West Ham United 1 (Carroll), Premier League, April 2013


Both sides have met 90 times in the league with the home side winning 35 matches and the away side winning 29 battles.  The remaining fixtures resulted in draws.

The Saint’s biggest league win came against Wolves, 9-3 which was on 18/09/1965 in the English Second Division


West Ham United to win: 2.75

Southampton to win: 3.25

Draw: 2.6

TV: Highlights on BBC1 at 10.20pm