Date/time: 19/08/2017, 15:00 (UK), 10:00 ET, 07:00 PT (USA)
Venue: St. Mary's, Southampton, UK
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Streaming: None (UK), NBCSN (USA)
Radio: BBC Radio Solent (UK)
It wasn’t the most encouraging of starts for new Southampton boss Mauricio Pellegrino as his Saints side were held to a 0-0 draw at home to Swansea City in last week’s season opener.
With 29 shots only bearing two shots on target and zero goals against Swansea, Southampton will have to be more clinical in front of goal as they welcome Slaven Bilic’s West Ham this week.
West Ham are coming off a 4-0 drubbing to Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United last week, so will be eager to erase that early season memory quickly with victory today.
Saints left-back Ryan Bertrand should be fit to start after incurring a knock against Swansea last week. Meanwhile, club record signing Mario Lemina could be in the frame to make his Saints debut today.
Southampton’s Dutch centre-half Virgil van Dijk is unavailable after his transfer request went public last week.
West Ham’s flying winger Michail Antonio, who once played for Saints as a loan signing from Reading back in 2009/10, is in the Hammers squad after recovering from a hamstring injury. Though, big names in Andy Carroll, Cheikhou Kouyate and Manuel Lanzini are all expected to miss any game time today.
Stats Zone (via BBC Sport):
West Ham won 3-1 away in the most recent meeting between these sides and are looking to earn consecutive Premier League victories against Southampton for the first time since 2001.
Southampton have failed to score more than once in any of their last six Premier League home matches against West Ham.
Saints are on a club record run of failing to score in six consecutive home league matches.
Their last Premier League goal at St Mary's was scored by James Ward-Prowse in a 3-1 win over Crystal Palace in April.
Southampton could equal their longest Premier League winless run at home of seven matches, set from December 1996 to March 1997 and April to October 1998.
The Saints scored just 17 league goals at home last season - the only team to score fewer were Sunderland, with 16.
Manolo Gabbiadini scored his first Southampton goal against West Ham last season but has failed to score in his last nine games for the club.
West Ham's 4-0 loss to Manchester United was their worst opening-day defeat since Newcastle beat them 4-0 in August 2002.
The Hammers have won just one of their last eight Premier League away matches (D3, L4) - a 2-1 victory at Burnley in May.
The last time West Ham lost their opening two league games in a season was in 2010-11 when they were relegated from the Premier League.
Mark Noble has scored five goals against Southampton, more than against any other side.
Bet 365: Southampton: 8/11 - Draw: 3/1 - West Ham: 4/1
Bet Victor: Southampton: 8/11 - Draw: 29/10 - West Ham: 21/5
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