09 September 2021, 14:46 | 28 August 2021, 13:29
The English Premier League fixture, Southampton F.C. vs. West Ham United F.C. kicks off at 15:00 (GMT+1) on Saturday, September 11 at Saint Mary's Stadium.
Preview Southampton Premier League, Sep 11, 2021
Preview The Saints picked up a hard-fought 2-2 draw in a pulsating four-goal thriller against Newcastle United at St. James' Park on Matchday 3. Callum Wilson (55') gave the Magpies the lead ten minutes after the break, but Southampton found the equalizer through Mohamed Elyounoussi (74'). Allan Saint-Maximin (90'+1) thought he had secured the win for the Magpies in stoppage time, but after a VAR review, the referee awarded Southampton a penalty for a foul in the box. James Ward Prowse (90'+6) levelled the score-line from 12 yards with a low-hard-and-fast shot to the bottom right corner of goal. The draw leaves the Saints in 13th place after 0W, 2D & 1L. Ralph Hasenhüttl hopes Southampton will replicate their fine form on Saturday when they host West Ham United at St. Mary's Stadium. The 54-year-old could adopt a conventional 4—4—2 formation with the duo consisting of Ché Adams and Stuart Armstrong leading the onslaught against West Ham United. Will Smallbone is ruled out with a knee injury, alongside Sam McQueen who is sidelined with a cruciate ligament rupture. Centre-forward Shane Long tested positive for coronavirus and remains in isolation.
Preview West Ham United Premier League, Sep 11, 2021
Preview West Ham were held to a 2-2 draw in another equally pulsating four-goal thriller on Matchday 3 against Crystal Palace at the London stadium. A brilliant combination in the shape of a one-two, executed twice between Michail Antonio and Pablo Fornals (39') left the latter with the final touch before the opening goal. However, Connor Gallagher (58’) levelled the score-line for Palace minutes into the second-half. Michail Antonio continued with his fantastic form to restore the lead for West Ham. His remarkable laser-guided left-footed shot, fired off-balance but on target after travelling through an awkward trajectory, levelled the scoreline for the Hammers. However, Connor Gallagher was keen to make his mark. A deft first touch gave him the opportunity to twist and turn before unleashing a vicious goal-bound effort. The draw signaled the end of West Ham’s winning run: WWD which saw them pick up a victory against Newcastle United, 4-2, and also Leicester City, 4-1. Moyes will aim for a quick return to winning ways on Saturday. West Ham are 2nd with 7 points and a G.D. of +5 after 2W, 1D, & 0L. The familiar 4—2—3—1 formation will see Michail Antonio lead the attack once again. The 31-year-old has scored a total of four goals in three appearances while having a 70% contribution in all goals scored by the Hammers this season.