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PREVIEW: Southampton vs. West Ham kick-off time, team news, injury update, stats, how to watch Premier League on TV and online

All the information you need to know as Southampton host West Ham in game 19 of the 2018/19 Premier League season.

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Southampton West Ham Premier League preview kick-off time, team news, injury update, stats, how to watch Premier League on TV and online Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images

HOW TO WATCH, STREAM SOUTHAMPTON VS WEST HAM AND PREMIER LEAGUE GAMES:

Date/time: 27/12/2018, 19:45 (UK), 14:45 ET, 11:45 PT (USA)

Venue: St. Mary’s Stadium, Southampton, UK

TV: Sky Sports (UK), NBCSN (USA) and check out LiveSoccerTV for alternatives.

Available Streaming: Sky GO (UK), Fubo.TV (EVERY Southampton game with a high-quality and legal stream, click here to sign up for a free Fubo.TV trial and benefit from a discount for new members), NBC Sports (USA).

Radio: BBC Radio 5 Live (UK)


Southampton vs. West Ham Team News, Injury Update:

New Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl has made a positive start to life at Saints. However, he will be missing his captain Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg for tonight’s visitors West Ham, after he picked up a suspension for five bookings this season.

Other than that, there are unlikely to be many changes from the side which beat Huddersfield Town on Saturday as Ryan Bertrand remains sidelined with injury.

West Ham, meanwhile, have several injury doubts. Fabian Balbuena and Javier Hernandez (Chicharito) will be assessed to see whether they are fit to feature, while Marko Arnautovic is definitely out.

Saints’ old nemesis Andy Carroll could make his first start in almost a year.


Southampton vs. West Ham Stats and Facts (via BBC Sport):

Head-to-head

  • Southampton won the corresponding fixture last season 3-2, thanks to an injury-time penalty winner from Charlie Austin.
  • Saints have only lost one of their previous nine home league games against West Ham (W4, D4).

Southampton

  • Southampton could win three Premier League games in a row for the first time since May 2016.
  • Ralph Hasenhuttl has won two of his three Premier League matches in charge of Southampton (L1) - that’s only one fewer than Mark Hughes managed in 22 attempts in charge of Saints.
  • Saints are unbeaten in their last four home matches (W1, D3).
  • Charlie Austin could become the 26th player to have scored a Premier League goal on every day of the week. Thursday is the only day missing from his set.

West Ham

  • West Ham’s run of four consecutive league wins came to an end with defeat against Watford last Saturday.
  • They have lost just two of their last nine league matches (W5, D2).
  • The Hammers are unbeaten in their last four away games in the Premier League (W2, D2), conceding just two goals in those games.
  • West Ham are seven points better off than they were at this stage last season, when they had 17 points after 18 games, and were in 15th place.

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