It is turning out to be the worst season since 2011 for West Ham since their unceremonious relegation. However, David Moyes will be looking for a redemption victory at the London Stadium as they play host to Southampton. The match schedules for 29th February with kickoff at 18:00 GMT.
The comeback of David Moyes was seen as the last stride to save the sinking ship. However, things have taken a turn for the worse with the possibility of relegation to the Championship. The side is currently 18th on the table with 24 points.
The side has four losses in their past five Premier League matches with a draw. The 3-2 loss to Liverpool was the final seal on the coffin for the Hammers. David Moyes is under heavy criticism while sighting injury woes for the dip in form.
On the other hand, Southampton is having a reasonably good season as a mid-table team currently 12th on the table with 34 wins. A win against the Hammers will see the side rise to the top 10 teams in the league. With the tight games in the id table, a win for Ralph Hassenhuttl will be a pat in the back for the impressive performances shown.
West Ham vs. Southampton Head to Head
Both sides have 17 games between them with West Ham taking home eight wins while Southampton contends with five wins. Here is a look at their past encounters between the sides:
Southampton 0-1 West Ham
West Ham 3-0 Southampton
Southampton 1-2 West Ham
West Ham 3-0 Southampton
Southampton 3-2 West Ham
Southampton 1-3 West Ham
West Ham 0-3 Southampton
Southampton 1-0 West Ham
West Ham Team News
The injury of right-back Fredericks during their clash against Manchester City was the turning point for the Hammers. The first choice right-back remains sidelined after suffering a shoulder ligament rupture.
Debutant Jeremy Ngakia made his first debut against Liverpool and was impressive for the Hammers. However, since he is learning the ropes, Zabaleta is the most viable option to fill the space.
Southampton Team News
Coach Ralph Hassenhuttl will contend without any injury woes in his camp. However, there are still two doubts ahead of the clash. Loanee Kyle Walker-Peters could make a return after missing out on their clash against Villa. He has been training with the first team for a while now. Nathan Redmond, who has a knock, will remain on the sidelines.
Prediction and Odds
West Ham is on a losing streak currently having failed to register a win in their past five matches. We expect a heated battle for redemption.
Goals Under 2.5