Southampton vs West Ham (Tuesday, 18:00)
Both Southampton and West Ham will be looking to get back to winning ways when they lock horns at St Mary’s on Tuesday night.
The Saints are winless in three and come into this clash on the back of a scrappy stalemate away at Fulham on Boxing Day.
West Ham, meanwhile, twice came from behind to draw 2-2 with Brighton on Sunday but the Hammers themselves are now without a win in three outings.
Therefore, this looks like a tricky fixture to tackle from a betting perspective so I’ll head to the Bet Builder market to construct a same game multiple.
If we combine over zero Southampton goals, over three Southampton corners and both teams to receive under four cards we will be presented with a backable 4/5 shot at Bet 365.
Indeed, the Saints have failed to strike in their last two matches but I fancy them to find their shooting boots when faced with a West Ham backline that are without a clean sheet in each of their last six matches.
What’s more, Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side have racked up two or more strikes in six of their seven St Mary’s assignments this term, while six of the Hammers seven away matches this season featured three or more goals.
I’ll also add over three Southampton corners to the recommended Bet Builder – the Saints are averaging 5.4 team corners per game this term – and they have hit four or more flag kicks in six of their seven matches on home turf.
Given that these two sides sit in the bottom-five of the fairplay standings I’ll also back both teams to receive under four cards during this tussle.
Andy Madley will take charge of this South Coast clash, and he has shown fewer than three cards in nine of the 10 league matches that he has officiated this season, and that only adds to the appeal of opposing cards at St Mary’s.
- Over 0 Southampton Goals, Over 3 Southampton Corners, Under 4 Southampton Cards & Under 4 West Ham Cards – Bet Builder – 4/5 (Bet 365)