Premier League In Focus – Southampton vs West Ham Preview

When? Saturday 19th August, 15:00 (UK)

Where? St. Mary’s Stadium

Are tickets still available?

Southampton -

West Ham - (Northam Stand)

Mauricio Pellegrino will be looking for his first win as Southampton manager after an opening day draw.

As West Ham manager, Slaven Bilic has faced Southampton four times (W2 L2), and this will be the third different Southampton boss he has faced, after Ronald Koeman and Claude Puel.

West Ham are given another away fixture due to their ground recently being used for the IAAF World Athletics Championships.

It may be early days but The Hammers sit bottom of the Premier League table after their 4-0 defeat at the hands of Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Back in the 2011/12 season, this was a Championship affair as Southampton won 1-0 on home soil and then had to make do with just a point after a 1-1 draw at Upton Park later in the season.

Since then, there have been 10 Premier League encounters between these two sides - Southampton W3, West Ham W4, D3

There have been 170 previous clashes between these two sides. West Ham have 74 wins to their name in this particular fixture, while Southampton have won 49, with the remaining 46 resulting in draws.

Eyal Berkovic and Iain Dowie are former Southampton players who ended up trading the south coast for East London after moving to West Ham.

20 years ago, Southampton were 2-0 winners at The Dell. That afternoon would see future hammer Eyal Berkovic go on to score the second goal and secure all three points.