West Ham United (8th, 3 points)
The Hammers could be without six first team players today, with Diafra Sakho, Matt Jarvis, Carl Jenkinson, James Collins, Kevin Nolan and Andy Carroll all sidelined through injury.
Carlton Cole is expected to lead the line for the Hammers again, while Mauro Zarate should have done enough last week against Palace to keep his place in the starting line-up.
Southampton (14th, 1 point)
Ronald Koeman has no fresh injury fears and has a near fully fit squad at his disposal.
His only absentee could be Lloyd Isgrove, who limped off against Millwall on Tuesday.
Last 10 meetings
|22 Feb 2014||Premier League||Boleyn Ground||W 3-1|
|15 Sep 2013||Premier League||St. Mary's Stadium||D 0-0|
|13 Apr 2013||Premier League||St. Mary's Stadium||D 1-1|
|20 Oct 2012||Premier League||Boleyn Ground||W 4-1|
|14 Feb 2012||Championship||Boleyn Ground||D 1-1|
|18 Oct 2011||Championship||St. Mary's Stadium||L 1-0|
|5 Apr 2003||Premier League||St. Mary's Stadium||D 1-1|
|2 Dec 2002||Premier League||Boleyn Ground||L 1-0|
|30 Jan 2002||Premier League||St. Mary's Stadium||L 2-0|
|20 Oct 2001||Premier League||Boleyn Ground||W 2-0|
@WestHamWorld 3-1, with a cb scoring and nobes getting one
— Butlerrr父♬ (@butler__1995) August 30, 2014
@WestHamWorld 2-1 Noble pen and Zarate
— simon dawkins (@simondawkins23) August 30, 2014
@WestHamWorld 1-0 West Ham
— Terry Crocker (@CornishHammer67) August 30, 2014
— PLEASE RAVEL!!! (@inns_james6) August 30, 2014
The Match in Numbers
5 – West Ham are unbeaten in their last five Premier League meetings with Southampton
3 – But the Hammers have lost three of their last four Premier League games at home.
8 – However, Allardyce’s men have shipped just eight goals in their last nine league games at the Boleyn Ground.
7 – The Hammers have scored seven goals in their last two home fixtures with Southampton.
1 – The Saints have lost just won of their last six league fixtures.
12 – Twelve of Southampton’s 15 wins last season came from teams in the bottom half of the season.
4 – Carlton Cole has netted four goals in his last five Premier League games against Southampton.
Head-to-Head (all competitions)
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