For our West Ham vs. Southampton prediction, we're going for a 1-1 draw.
We have a relegation six pointer in the Premier League this weekend as West Ham United face Southampton at the London Stadium.
West Ham United currently sit 18th in the Premier League with six wins, six draws and fourteen losses from twenty-six games this season.
It's been a dismal season for The Hammers - domestically, at least - having failed to build on last season's successes despite spending big money on significant squad reinforcements in the summer.
They enter this game amidst a poor run of league form having won one, drawn two and lost two of their last five league matches, the most recent of which was a 1-1 draw against Aston Villa.
Their form in Europe has been impervious with The Hammers winning every single game they've played in the Europa Conference League this season, with their most recent outing a 4-0 win AEK Larnaca.
David Moyes has voiced his frustration at a lack of goals this season, particularly from his strikers having hinted that summer signing Gianluca Scamacca being particularly disappointing.
West Ham are only one point shy of safety with a game in hand so there's no need to panic yet, but they sorely need wins and they need them quickly or they're going to be in for a nervy finish.
Southampton currently sit rock bottom of the Premier League with six wins, five draws and seventeen losses from twenty-eight games this season.
The Saints have had a dismal season and now on their third manager of the campaign as Ruben Selles, former assistant coach at the club, attempts to guide them to safety.
Southampton have indeed shown some promising signs under Selles having won at Stamford Bridge, drawn at Old Trafford and most recently taken a point off Tottenham Hotspur in a thrilling 3-3 draw.
They cannot seem to capitalise on these positive results, though, as a good result is usually followed up with a bad one.
Nevertheless, they enter this game having lost only one of their last four games in the league (W1 D2 L1) so it can be argued they are trending in the right direction.
Selles is going to need a contribution from January signings Kamaldeen Sulemana and Paul Onuachu who have, particularly in the case of the latter, thus far failed to make a mark at the club.
The Saints are just two points shy of safety so there is no need to panic, but like every other club from 12th downwards they sorely need to start collecting wins. A defeat here, then, would be very disappointing.
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