West Ham United v Southampton-Stats and Preview 23-5-21

Match: West Ham United v Southampton

Competition: Premier League

Date: 23/5/21

Kick-off time: 4pm

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Head to head record

Last 5 matches – Premier League only

29/12/20 Southampton 0 – 0 West Ham United

29/02/20 West Ham United 3 – 1 Southampton

14/12/19 Southampton 0 – 1 West Ham United

04/05/19 West Ham United 3 – 0 Southampton

27/12/18 Southampton 1 – 2 West Ham United

Goal stats

  • Total match goals
Over 0.5 goals 95%
Over 1.5 goals 72%
Over 2.5 goals 55.5%
Over 3.5 goals 31%
BTTS - Yes 44%

West Ham United team goals

Over 0.5 goals 95%
Over 1.5 goals 76%
Over 2.5 goals 72%

Southampton team goals

Over 0.5 goals 95%
Over 1.5 goals 78%
Over 2.5 goals 49%

Corner betting stats

West Ham United corner stats

Average corners for: 4.57

Average corners against: 5.70

Over/ under corner % charts

Over 9.5 corners 51%
Over 10.5 corners 32%
Over 11.5 corners 22%

Southampton corner stats

Average corners for: 4.82

Average corners against: 4.86

Over/ under corner % charts

Over 9.5 corners 54%
Over 10.5 corners 32%
Over 11.5 corners 24%

Card betting stats

West Ham United Card stats

Averages

Yellow for: 1.46

Yellows against: 1.32

Top cards:

T Soucek – 6

A Ogbonna – 4

P Fornals – 3

A Yarmalenko – 3

Southampton Card stats

Averages

Yellow for: 1.49

Yellows against: 1.62

Top cards:

O Romeu – 6

R Bertrand – 5

M Djenepo – 5

K Walker-Pieters – 5

Injuries

West Ham United injuries & suspensions

Out: M Lanzini

Doubtful: None

Suspended: None

Southampton injuries & suspensions

Out: R Bertrand and W Smallbone

Doubtful: None

Suspended: None

West Ham United v Southampton Match Preview & Trends

Can West Ham finish on a high after overachieving this season?

David Moyes would no doubt have been ambitious at the start of the season but as a realist, he would also have urged caution on anyone saying West Ham could qualify for Europe at the end of the campaign. Their remarkable season has seen The Hamers in Champions League qualifying positions in the latter stages of the league without ever looking like dropping off. This final game will be pivotal for The Irons’s dreams but other results will heavily influence where they end up at full-time. 

Ralf Hassenhuttel will be glad to see the back of this season where ironically Saints were flying at the beginning but have collapsed spectacularly in the second half of the campaign. He knows that when he is able to field a full-strength side on a regular basis, his team are very capable, ply good football whilst achieving results. The depth in quality has eluded him this season and will need to build in this summer to finish higher next year. 

West Ham Utd conceded at least 1 goal in 72% of their home matches and there has been a first-half goal scored in each of West Ham’s last 7 home games in a row. There have been at least three goals in the last 8 games between The Hammers and Southampton at West Ham’s home ground, shared between The London Stadium and Upton Park. The Irons have won the 3 last home games vs Southampton by two or more goals and have conceded the first goal of the game in their last 6 matches.

More goals have been scored in the first half in 6 of the last 10 fixtures between West Ham and Southampton. At least 1 first-half goal has been scored in 85% of Southampton’s Premier League games this season but they have won just one of their last 5 Premier League fixtures. Saints have won just one of their last 5 Premier League away games and have scored 63% of their goals in the first half. Hassunhuttel’s team have conceded at least 1 goal in each of their last 10 matches and have lost their last 4 away fixtures whilst conceding 2 goals or more in the process.

Key trends

West Ham United have picked up an average of 1.72 Points Per Game in their 18 matches played at home

Southampton’s average Points Per Game in their 18 away games is 0.89.

West Ham Utd conceded at least 1 goal in each of their last 10 matches.

Referee data

Ref: M Atkinson

Average yellow cards: 2.32

Average red cards: 0.32

Average booking points: 25.20