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Premier League

Southampton vs West Ham: TV channel, live stream, team news & prediction

Toby Cudworth
Southampton play host to West Ham at St Mary's
Southampton play host to West Ham at St Mary's / Ian MacNicol & Ian Kington/AFP via Getty Images
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West Ham travel to Southampton on Saturday afternoon looking to make it four Premier League games unbeaten to start the season.

The Hammers slipped up against Crystal Palace last time out, earning just a point as Conor Gallagher's brace earned the Eagles a 2-2 draw in east London. The result won't overly worry David Moyes as his side have scored already 10 goals and have dispatched Newcastle and Leicester convincingly.

Southampton's start to the season hasn't been so hot but James Ward-Prowse's stoppage-time penalty did earn a battling draw at Newcastle last time out. Prior to that, the Saints had held Manchester United to a share of the spoils after falling to a 3-1 defeat away at Everton on the opening day of the season.

Here's 90min's preview of the game.


How to watch Southampton vs West Ham on TV/live stream

Southampton
Southampton vs West Ham ended in a 0-0 draw during 2020/21 / Dan Mullan/Getty Images

What time is kick off? Saturday 11 September,15:00 (BST)
Where is it being played? St Mary's Stadium
TV channel? Final Score (BBC - UK), Soccer Saturday (Sky Sports - UK) Peacock Premium (US)
Highlights? Sky Sports YouTube Channel (UK - 5.15pm) Match of the Day (BBC - UK)
Referee? David Coote
VAR? Derek Eaton


Southampton team news

Ralph Hasenhuttl is unlikely to make widespread changes from Southampton's last outing, given they were the better side for large spells.

But he could restore Romain Perraud at left-back ahead of the out of position Kyle Walker-Peters, while there may also be a Premier League debut for Lyanco. It could be Jack Stephens who misses out as Mohammed Salisu has started the season in decent touch.

Stuart Armstrong, Will Smallbone and Shane Long are injured.


West Ham team news

Kurt Zouma
Kurt Zouma may have to wait for his first West Ham start / FRANCK FIFE/Getty Images

West Ham have a raft of late summer signings available and registered, one of whom may be thrown in from the start.

Kurt Zouma, Nikola Vlasic and Alex Kral have all been away on international duty, but David Moyes may look to replace Craig Dawson in the heart of central defence with big-money arrival Zouma. In goal, Alphonse Areola could be handed a debut ahead of Lukasz Fabianski.

In terms of injury absentees Arthur Masuaku is the only concern.


Southampton vs West Ham predicted lineups

Southampton (4-4-2): McCarthy; Livramento, Lyanco, Salisu, Walker-Peters; Djenepo, Romeu, Ward-Prowse, Elyounoussi; Armstrong, Adams.

West Ham (4-2-3-1): Areola, Coufal, Zouma, Ogbonna, Cresswell; Rice, Soucek, Bowen, Fornals, Benrahma; Antonio


Southampton vs West Ham score prediction

Michail Antonio, Pablo Fornals, Declan Rice
West Ham are in really good form / Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images

Southampton's recent record against West Ham is iffy to say the least.

The home side have lost six out of their last seven games against the Hammers, including three of their last five meetings on the south coast. The aggregate score in that time makes for grim reading too, with the Hammers scoring 15 compared to the Saints' three.

In Antonio and Said Benrahma, West Ham have two players up for August's Premier League player of the month award and they are not the only ones who have looked good. Pablo Fornals is another in great form, and his reward for his continued improvement was a recall to the Spain national team this past international break.

It's hard to look past West Ham when you take all things into consideration, given their firepower on the counter and the addition of quality depth to their bench.

Score Prediction: Southampton 1-3 West Ham

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