Prediction for Southampton – West Ham
Southampton to win @ 1.74
Southampton and West Ham United are in action at St. Mary’s Stadium in a match for Day 2 of the Premier League. At this stage, the history of direct confrontations indicates total balance between these two teams, since there were 3 draws and 1 victory for each team in the last 5 matches. However, the last time these two teams played a game in this stadium was on 04-02-2017, for the Premier League, which ended the victory of West Ham United by (1-3). The goals of the match were scored by M. Gabbiadini (12 ‘), for Southampton, and A. Carroll (14’), Pedro Obiang (44 ‘) and M. Noble (52’) for West Ham United. In this match the factor home can be decisive, since the Southampton presents considerable differences in its results at home and as a visitor.
The home team arrives in this second day after the 0-0 draw in the first game for the league, against Swansea City. This is a team that has curiously been stronger as a visitor than in their home games, since in the last 30 games they have 6 wins, 4 draws and 5 losses as a visitor; Against 5 wins, 4 draws and 6 losses in his stadium. In the last 10 home games for all competitions, Southampton won 2, drew 4 and lost 4. In their home games there is a tendency to have few goals, as 18 of their last 29 matches have finished with Under 2.5 gols.
Southampton were underperforming on the opening day of the championship and ended a draw at home to Swansea, 0-0, in a game that had a high volume of offensive play and made no less than 7 Shot to the goal and 14 for outside, however, failed much in the completion and had to settle for the tie. Now it will try to recover the lost points again before its fans. The team has an ineffective attack, the one that finds great difficulties to score goals, whereas its defense has been reasonably well and does not suffer many goals. Playing in their stadium, as in next Saturday, Southampton usually find great difficulties and it is not by chance that he had one of the worst performances as a home team in the last edition of the Premier League, as he scores very few goals in this Condition, plus he does not suffer many goals in his stadium. For this second day, coach Mauricio Pellegrino should keep the team that started in the first day, as defender Virgil Van Dijk is still injured.
West Ham :
The visiting team arrives in this second day after the defeat in their league debut against Manchester United by (4-0) This is a team that presents similar results at home and abroad, so it is not usually Affected by the house factor, since in the last 30 matches he has 3 wins, 6 draws and 6 losses as a visitor; Against 6 wins, 2 draws and 7 losses in his stadium. West Ham United won 1, drew 5 and lost 4. The team allowed their opponents to score in 8 of the last 10 matches, so there are defensive processes that need to be improved. In their games as a visitor there is a tendency to have goals, as 17 of their last 25 games have ended with over 2.5 goals.
West Ham hired several players for this new season, some of great quality, but began the English championship suffering a big thrashing in the field of the candidate for the title, Manchester United, so now will try to recover in this game according . In that defeat at Old Trafford, the team was dominated from the beginning of the game, little did on offensive level and above all was pretty bad defensively, so United did not find great difficulties to reach the goal of West Ham. The team has a reasonable attack, the one that finds some difficulties to make goals, while its defense usually is quite weak and suffers goals regularly, reason why it needs to present greater solidity. Playing away from home, West Ham is not usually very strong, alternating between good and bad results, however, usually suffer goals in this condition. For this match against Southampton, coach Bilic should align at the start with the same team that was defeated by Manchester United.
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