West Ham should have new signing Kurt Zouma available for the trip to St Mary’s this weekend. The defender performed well for France during the 2-0 win against Finland on Tuesday and he is in line for his debut against Southampton.
The Hammers’ only other fitness concern is Winston Reid, with the New Zealand international still on the treatment table with a knee injury.
West Ham’s Predicted XI To Play Southampton:
Fabianski, Coufal, Zouma, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Soucek, Fornals, Rice, Bowen, Antonio, Benrahma
Saints boss Ralph Hasenhuttl has four players currently unavailable for selection. Stuart Armstrong (calf), Shane Long (virus), Theo Walcott (knock) and William Smallbone (knee) have all been ruled out.
Southampton’s Predicted XI:
McCarthy, Livramento, Bednarek, Salisu, Walker-Peters, Elyounoussi, Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Djenepo, Adams, Adam Armstrong
The bookies have made West Ham the slight favourites with Betfair pricing them at 6/4 for the win. A draw is 5/2 with Sky Bet while a victory for Southampton is 19/10 at Bet 365.
Predicted Score – 2-1 to West Ham