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

Southampton travel to face West Ham in the Premier League
Southampton travel to face West Ham in the Premier League / Alex Davidson/GettyImages

West Ham welcome Southampton to the London Stadium on Boxing Day as the Hammers look to claw their way back into the top four.

A defeat in their previous Premier League outing away to Arsenal saw the Gunners leapfrog David Moyes' men in the table, with West Ham having won just once in their previous seven outings in all competitions.

Southampton, meanwhile, hover six points above the relegation zone in a season where they have sorely lacked consistency. The Saints are winless in their last six games, three of which have ended in draws.

Here's everything you need to know about the game...

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

When is kick off? Sunday 26 December, 15:00 (GMT)
Where is the match being played? London Stadium
What TV channel is it on? Sky Sports Soccer Saturday, BBC Final Score (UK), fuboTV (US)
Highlights? Sky Sports YouTube channel (UK), Match of the Day (BBC - UK, 10.30pm)
Referee? Kevin Friend
VAR? Craig Pawson

West Ham team news

Coufal was sent off against Arsenal / BEN STANSALL/GettyImages

The Hammers will welcome Vladimir Coufal back into the fold after he was suspended for the midweek Carabao Cup defeat against Tottenham.

The defender's return is a welcome boost for David Moyes as he wrestles with the absences of Aaron Cresswell and Ryan Fredericks in the full-back positions, while Kurt Zouma and Angelo Ogbonna will also be out for the foreseeable future.

You can read a predicted lineup for West Ham here.

Southampton team news

Fraser Forster
Forster is close to returning for Southampton / Visionhaus/GettyImages

Fraser Forster is inching closer to a return for the Saints after Ralph Hasenhuttl was forced into the emergency signing of Willy Caballero following injuries to both Forster and Alex McCarthy this month.

Stuart Armstrong could also return in midfield for Southampton, while Adam Armstrong - who limped off against Arsenal - and Che Adams could also feature after missing recent games.

Read Southampton's predicted lineup here.

West Ham vs Southampton head-to-head record

Michail Antonio, David Moyes
Antonio was sent off against Southampton back in September / Alex Davidson/GettyImages

The Saints have not tasted victory in any of their last eight meetings with West Ham stretching back to 2017.

The Hammers have won their last four games against Southampton at the London Stadium, although they were held to a goalless draw when these sides met back in September.

Michail Antonio was dismissed in stoppage time in a lifeless affair at St. Mary's before West Ham surged up the league with an impressive run of form during the autumn.

West Ham vs Southampton score prediction

Jarrod Bowen
Bowen in action / Visionhaus/GettyImages

Moyes' side are beginning to feel the pinch of their growing injury list, with Antonio's energy levels in attack suffering after shouldering the goalscoring burden this campaign.

The Hammers have not found the net in three of their last four outings in all competitions and they face a Southampton side who have a similar goalscoring problem.

With that in mind, these two teams may play out another goalless draw.

Prediction: West Ham 0-0 Southampton