West Ham V Southampton - Opta Preview

West Ham United

Upton Park

Saturday 5th May, 2001Southampton36Games35 ATTACKING 41Goals scored351.14Ave goals per game1.0045%Shooting Accuracy40%9%Goals to shots %9% PASSING 13051Passes1243169%Pass completion %68% DEFENDING 71%Tackle success rate %76%48Goals conceded421.33Ave goals conceded per game1.20 DISCIPLINE 473Fouls49667Yellow cards452Red cards1
West Ham United v Southampton

Southampton travel to London on the back of a very impressive display at Newcastle in midweek when the Saints finally ended their nine-hour goal drought with Marian Pahars' late leveller.

Stuart Gray's team will travel to Upton Park with their confidence boosted after taking just one point out of a possible 15 prior to the Newcastle game.  But it won't be easy up against a West Ham side that still need another point to make absolutely sure of their Premiership status next season.

Harry Redknapp will be pleased to know that the Hammers have the more impressive shooting accuracy with 45% of their shots testing opposing goalkeepers compared to the Saints 40% ratio this season.

Although the east Londoners have not scored in open play for 315 minutes and will once again be without the services of top-scorer Frederic Kanoute who is struggling to be fit with a hip problem.  His ten goals, which mainly came before the New Year, saw the team on the fringes of a European spot but with only two Premiership wins behind them in 2001, the club are finishing the season in just as poor fashion as they started it.


But online bookmakers www.surreySPORTS.com make the Hammers to reverse their recent poor form and come out on top against the south coast side 2-0 a 7/1 possibility.

To achieve this West Ham may need to focus on improving their tackling as Southampton boast a superior tackle success rate by some five percentage points. The Saints have managed to win 76% of their challenges, although to their credit, only Everton have attempted more than the Hammers 1,024 tackles this term.

Benji Romaner.

Matchday Referee: C Wilkes

Referee Clive Wilkes is the only regular Premiership official not to have sent a player off this season and with these two teams receiving just three red cards all season it is unlikely that he will be breaking his duck on Saturday.

Referee's Name  FoulsPenaltiesYellow CardsRed CardsAve Disc pointsC Wilkes219226137.88PLAYER HEAD-TO-HEAD
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West Ham duo Nigel Winterburn has torn a hamstring and midfielder John Moncur has a knee injury, joining Ian Pearce (concussion) and Frank Lampard (hernia) on the sidelines until next term. Striker Freddie Kanoute has recovered from the hip injury that ruled him out of the defeat at Manchester City and will come straight back into attack. Saints are just without broken ankle victim Dani Rodrigues. MATCH BETTING
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 Match Result
  West Ham10/11Draw12/5Southampton12/5 Correct Score
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  F Kanoute5/1Todorov11/2P Di Canio6/1D Suker6/1Diawara13/2J Cole14/1Carrick16/1H Foxe33/1Schemel33/1S Pearce33/1N Winterburn40/1I Pearce40/1C Dailly40/1R Song40/1Bassila50/1I Stimac50/1R Soma50/1S Potts50/1No Goalscorer17/2J Beattie6/1K Davies8/1M Pahars8/1U Rosler8/1M Le Tissier12/1H Kachloul14/1J Tessem14/1M Oakley20/1M Draper20/1W Bridge20/1D Richards25/1C Marsden25/1D Petrescu25/1J Dodd25/1C Lundekvam50/1El Khalej66/1For all these bets + much more go now to www.surreySPORTS.comBy Road:

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