Date: on the 27th of December, 2019 (Thursday)
Match start: 20:45 (GMT+1)
Tournament: English Premier League.
Another round of the English Premier League will be held between Southampton and West Ham.
Until recently, the Saints were at the very bottom of the table and it seemed that nothing would change but two last matches have allowed the team of Ralph Hasenhüttl not only to leave the relegation zone but also to create some kind of a back-log (3 points).
Southampton that has scored 13 goals for the whole championship in two last matches has scored 6 times and if the away match victory over Huddersfield (3:1) is not a sensation, then to break the Arsenal winning streak of 22 matches is a real miracle.
West Ham after 4 wins in a row has lost home match to Watford 0:2 last round.
The Hammers, who were playing rather effectively, having scored 11 goals in 4 last matches, faced the problem in realization of goal-scoring chances.
Also the problems in defense are visible – 7 missed goals for the last 5 matches.
The hosts, of course, have more chances to gain 3 points but it is not possible to get rid of all problems for 2 games.
The Saints still have problems in defense and bearing in mind the fact that West Ham has missed only 6 goals less then Southampton, so it is possible to assume that both teams will score the goals.