West Ham vs Southampton: Prediction, kick off time, TV, live stream, h2h results, team news for Premier League

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West Ham host Southampton at the London Stadium on Boxing Day looking to reignite their bid for a top-four finish.

The Hammers are without a win since beating Chelsea on December 4 and lost against Tottenham in the Carabao Cup in midweek.

Looking at the results in West Ham and Southampton’s last six league matches each, the two sides have managed a combined eight points out of a possible 36.

It would be fair to say neither go into the Boxing Day clash high on confidence. West Ham are battling to stay in the top four race after their poor run, with problems in front of goal the main concern for David Moyes in recent weeks - the January window will surely see the club look to strengthen in forward areas.

Defeat to Arsenal in their last match saw the Gunners go above them in the table, and the Hammers know they need to start reproducing their early-season form soon.

Southampton have somewhat improved in attack, but there are still only four teams in the league who have scored fewer goals than Ralph Hasenhuttl’s men this campaign.

Date, kick-off time and venue

West Ham vs Southampton is scheduled for an 3pm GMT kick-off on Sunday, December 26, 2021.

It will take place at the London Stadium.

Where to watch West Ham vs Southampton

The match will not be broadcast live on TV in the UK.

Highlights will be shown on Match of the Day on BBC1 from 10:40pm GMT on Boxing Day.

West Ham vs Southampton team news

West Ham XI: Fabianski; Coufal, Dawson, Diop, Masuaku; Rice, Soucek; Vlasic, Benrahma, Fornals; Bowen

Subs: Yarmolenko, Antonio, Lanzini, Areola, Noble, Fredericks, Johnson, Kral, Ashby.

Southampton XI: Forster; Livramento, Bednarek, Salisu, Walker-Peters; Romeu, Ward-Prowse; Walcott, Elyounoussi; Redmond, Broja

Subs: Long, Adam Armstrong, Adams, Caballero, Perraud, Stuart Armstrong, Diallo, Valery, Simeu

West Ham vs Southampton prediction

Both sides have been far from their best in recent weeks, and Moyes will be particularly concerned if Antonio is out.

The Hammers have won just one of their last six in the league, a run that has seen them lose their control of fourth spot in the table. Their problems in attack could be on show again, even against a Southampton team that concede plenty of goals.

West Ham 1-1 Southampton

Head to head (h2h) history and results

West Ham wins: 80

Draws: 48

Southampton wins: 50

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