Southampton return to action this Saturday and they will welcome West Ham, who will likely be very tough opponents, to St. Mary’s.
West Ham have started the season off very well and will want to keep the momentum up against a Southampton side that do not have a win yet in the Premier League.
It is going to be a tough match for Southampton but they are more than capable of winning this match on Saturday.
How Southampton Will Win
The Saints will need to stop this West Ham attack if they hope to win this match. They will need to limit them to no more than a goal and will need to score 2 themselves if they hope to come away with all 3 points.
I think the 2 key players will be the strikers up top. Southampton will need to make sure they get their strikers plenty of touches and they will need to look for their shots. Che still does not have a goal and Adam only has one.
How West Ham Will Win
West Ham sit second on the table currently and have fired in 10 goals already. They are lead by Michail Antonio who has just been on a tear over the past few months.
They will look to lay the pressure on Southampton and score early. If they manage to score first that will force the Saints to chase the match then they’ll be able to hit them on the counter which West Ham excel at.
Southampton will be near full strength for this match. Stuart Armstrong will likely still be out as well as Theo Walcott but other than that they should be healthy.
West Ham also do not have many injury concerns and will be at full strength as well.
Highlights of Newcastle vs. Saints will be shown on Sky Sports and Match of the Day in the UK and will be shown on NBCSN in the United States.
Alex McCarthy; Kyle Walker-Peters, Mohamed Salisu, Jack Stephens, Tino Livramento; James Ward-Prowse, Oriol Romeu; Moussa Djenepo, Nathan Redmond; Che Adams, Adam Armstrong
Lukasz Fabianski, Vladimir Coufal, Craig Dawson, Angelo Ogbonna, Aaron Cresswell; Tomas Soucek, Declan Rice; Jarrod Bowen, Pablo Fornals, Said Benrahma, Michail Antonio