Match Pack: Saints vs West Ham

By SFC Media time Sat 15 Oct Saints vs West Ham

Premier League action returns to St Mary’s as Southampton host West Ham on Sunday. This and more in today’s Match Pack, in association with eToro …

THE MATCH

Saints vs West Ham
Premier League
St Mary’s Stadium
Sunday 16 October, 2pm BST

THE OFFICIALS

Referee: Peter Bankes.
Assistants: Eddie Smart, Nick Greenhalgh.
Fourth official: Tony Harrington.
VAR: Simon Hooper.
Assistant VAR: Adrian Holmes.

WHAT’S AT STAKE?

Southampton will be looking to end their winless streak when West Ham visit St Mary’s on Sunday.

It’s been a difficult run for Ralph Hasenhüttl’s side who fell to a 4-0 defeat to Manchester City last time out in the league, having not secured victory at home since their 2-1 win over Chelsea in August.

It’s been a busy period for the visitors who have been in both league and Europa Conference League action.

Despite going behind early on to Fulham last time out, goals from Jarrod Bowen, Gianluca Scamacca and Michail Antonio ensured a 3-1 victory at London Stadium.

TEAM NEWS

Moussa Djenepo will miss out on Sunday’s showdown at St Mary’s, while Tino Livramento remains Saints’ only long-term absentee.

Roméo Lavia could return to first team training as early as next week after an extended period on the side lines.

KLAGENFURT, AUSTRIA - JULY 19: Romeo Lavia during Day 6 of the Southampton FC pre season training camp, at Velden am Wörthersee on July 19, 2022 in Velden, Austria, . (Photo by Matt Watson/Southampton FC via Getty Images)
Roméo Lavia is nearing a return to first team training (Photo: Matt Watson)

For the visitors, manager David Moyes will have to assess the fitness of Angelo Ogbonna and Craig Dawson after they were forced off in West Ham’s 2-1 victory over Anderlecht.

He could be boosted by the return of Michail Antonio, Thilo Kehrer and Kurt Zouma who missed out on Thursday’s Europa League clash.

THE MANAGERS

Ralph Hasenhüttl: “I can only speak about the atmosphere we had in the last home game and it was exactly as it should. 90 minutes supporting the team. Also in the away game against Man City they were supporting us until the last minute."

David Moyes: “We’ve had a couple of years where we’ve done well against Southampton and then recently, they’ve done well against us, but the Premier League is like that. There doesn’t seem to be an awful lot between the teams and anyone can beat anyone on their day.”

ONES TO WATCH

James Ward-Prowse: Having found the back of the net from the penalty spot twice last season against Sunday’s opposition, the Saints skipper will be looking to refind his form in front of goal.

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 26: James Ward-Prowse of Southampton celebrates after scoring from the penalty spot during the Premier League match between West Ham United  and  Southampton at London Stadium on December 26, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Matt Watson/Southampton FC via Getty Images)
James Ward-Prowse celebrating his goal against West Ham in December 2021 (Photo: Matt Watson)

Gianluca Scamacca: West Ham’s leading goal scorer this season, the striker has scored in two of his last three appearances for David Moyes’ side as they look to make it five unbeaten.

TOP SCORERS

Southampton

Goals:

Ché Adams 4
Joe Aribo 2

West Ham

Goals:

Gianluca Scamacca 4
Antonio, Bowen 3

Assists:
Antonio, Paquetá, Rice 2
Fornals, Cornet, Cresswell 1

HEAD TO HEAD

Played: 180
West Ham: 80
Draws: 48
Saints: 52

LAST FIVE MEETINGS

March 2022: Saints 3-1 West Ham (Perraud, Ward-Prowse, Broja)
December 2021: West Ham 2-3 Saints (Elyounoussi, Ward-Prowse, Bednarek)
September 2021: Saints 0-0 West Ham
May 2021: West Ham 3-0 Saints
December 2020: Saints 0-0 West Ham

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