Match date: 28 Dec 2015
| Sport: Football
| Competition: England Premier League
| Stake: 6/10
| Pick: G/G
| Match result:
2-1 - Won
West Ham will host Southampton in 19th round of English Premier league. West Ham is not in best shape, they are without victory in last 8 rounds while in last five matches got five consecutive draws. They suffered only four defeats in this season but they draw a lot and currently are at decent 10th position at the middle of the table. They actually showed decent performances, so far managed to score 26 goals while conceded 22. West Ham must try to end that winless series and try to win all three points but now are facing against pretty confident Southampton and must play on very high level to achieve positive outcome here in front of their fans. They are without victory for more than two months and now must give their best to earn all three points, in last five duels against Southampton they celebrated once, got three draws and suffered one defeat. Coach Slaven Bilic can't count on defender Winston Reid, attacking midfielders Dimitri Payet and Victor Moses and forward Diafra Sakho due to injuries while appearances of defenders James Tomkins and Aaron Cresswell and forward Andy Carroll are in doubt due to minor injuries.
Southampton meanwhile occupies 12th position at the table, they are coming here after great convincing victory over Arsenal in previous round two days ago and with that victory they for sure boosted their morale. Southampton showed really great performances in that match and deserved victory, they totally outplayed Arsenal and the final score was 4:0. Before that match they had series of six matches without victory in all competitions and now will for sure give their best to continue with good results and achieve another positive outcome. Southampton also showed decent skills in attack and scored 25 goals while conceded 21 and they have similar goal difference as their current opponent and they now don't have easy task to win all three points against decent West Ham. Southampton ended previous season at 7th position and they were playing in Europa league qualifications but were eliminated and now must try to continue with performances like in last match to reach higher positions and repeat last seasons result. Defenders Cedric Soares and Florin Gardos and forwards Graziano Pelle and Jay Rodriguez will stay out of action due to injuries while goalkeeper Fraser Forster is still unfit.
This will for sure be very interesting clash between two solid teams, West ham must try to end series of matches without victory and for sure will give their best here in front of their fans to earn all three points while Southampton managed to end series of bad result in previous round with great victory over Arsenal and they additionally boosted their morale, I expect very good football and both teams to score here.