West Ham United and Southampton
West Ham United and Southampton face each other at the London Stadium on Saturday in a match from the 28th round of the Premier League. Because of this let’s take a look at this game in today’s English Premier League predictions.
This is “now or never” type of situation for West Ham as the Hammers are still in the relegation zone of the league, being 18th with 24 points. What’s good for West Ham is the fact that the 17th Aston Villa is just one point away, so surviving is still a pretty much doable for the manager David Moyes and his players.
What’s West Ham’s biggest problem then? The fact that the team is in awful form, winning just one point in its last five matches. Some might say that David Moyes is clearly not doing what was expected of him when he replaced the sacked Manuel Pellegrini. Is it time for Moyes to go, too? Maybe.
Last week West Ham suffered their 15th defeat for the season. The capital club scored twice against Liverpool at the Anfield, but still conceded a 2-3 loss.
Southampton continue with their heroic revival, which started around the holdays. For some months the Saints were in the danger zone, but now they are 12th in the Premier League with 34 points. The manager Ralph Hassenhuttl deserves compliments for the way he found a way to transform his team.
In the previous round Southampton achieved their 10th win for the season. The Saints faced Aston Villa at the St. Mary’s and celebreated a 2-0 win. Shane Long opened the score for the hosts, while Stuart Armstrong doubled their lead.
These are our English Premier League predictions for the match between West Ham United and Southampton from the 28th round. The hosts need the points right now, but Southampton are also hungry to prove themselves.