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Aug 182017
West Ham v Southampton

West Ham will go in search of their first points of the new season when they visit Southampton on Saturday.

The Hammers got off to a poor start with a 4-0 defeat at Old Trafford last weekend, while the Saints made it 6 straight home games without a goal following their opening day stalement with Swansea.

Wantaway Southampton centre-back Virgil van Dijk will miss the game, while West Ham will still be without key attacking players in Andy Carroll, Manuel Lanzini and Michail Antonio.

Southampton go into the game as 1.73 favourites to take the points, although for a team who have now failed to score in 7 of their last 8 Premier League games at St Mary's that price looks a bit short.

West Ham can be backed at 5.25 with BetVictor to win, with the draw available at 3.9.

With the Saints too short in the betting, the value looks to be with West Ham to get something from the game, even with their injury setbacks. Southampton have now won just 1 of their last 9 home games in the Premier League.

Best odds of 2.26 are available at BetVictor for West Ham to get at least a draw on Saturday and based on Southampton's home form that looks the value play.

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