Last Updated on March 30, 2023 3:37 pm by Erwin Noguera
The emotions of the best soccer league in the world, the Premier League, continue this weekend after a week’s break for the FIFA date. English teams are set to fight for three points on matchday 29, and Gambyl brings you the best game predictions.
The battle for the top of the table is hotly contested between Arsenal and Manchester City, of that there is no doubt. However, the struggles in the different areas of the table are much more intense, especially in the relegation zone, where teams are playing for their lives in the tournament.
The difference between Southampton (last place) and Crystal Palace (12th place) is only four points, so the team that loses in the lower part of the table could easily fall into the pit. We are having the best relegation battle in the Premier League in many seasons and things will get more exciting every passing week.
Now, in this matchday 29, we will have a battle of the bottom teams, where the club that emerges victorious could get out of the relegation zone and breathe fresh air.
Sunday, April 2 at 09:00 AM ET at the Olympic Stadium in London
West Ham -131
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Why Bet on West Ham?
Living a complicated season, West Ham comes to this matchday with the firm conviction to take the three points at home and thus be able to get out of the relegation zone or at least put pressure on the teams above them.
They are in 18th place in the table with a record of six wins, six draws, and 14 defeats, but they are only one point behind Leicester and three behind Crystal Palace in 12th place.
Outside of the big six, this team has the most expensive roster, the highest payroll, and probably also the biggest transfer budget (just behind Newcastle). Considering that they were a regular for European competition places in the last couple of seasons, relegation could be catastrophic, and the club cannot afford that.
West Ham comes into this match after winning only one of their last five games, the last of which was a 1-1 draw against Aston Villa.
Why Bet on Southampton?
Southampton, meanwhile, has been in the Premier League pit for the entire 2022/23 season, but as tight as the standings are, they still have a good chance to recover and thus get out of the relegation zone.
Right now, the Saints are bottom of the table, with a poor record of six wins, five draws, and 17 defeats. In addition, the team has conceded as many as 46 goals this season.
This team has become one of the Premier League professional relegation escapists in the last seasons. Since Claude Puel’s departure in 2017, they have never achieved a top-half finish, and their most usual position at the end of the season has been 16th. In a situation like this, it will not surprise anyone to finally see them drop, but yet another miraculous escape from the red zone is possible.
Southampton enters this match after earning a valuable draw against Tottenham, scoring 3-3. This match will be remembered as the the straw that broke the camel’s back for Antonio Conte.
Final Betting Analysis: West Ham vs. Southampton
Despite West Ham dominating the series against Southampton in the last 20 games, they had not won since May 23, 2021, when they did so with a 3-0 score.
At MyBookie.ag, we can see that there is a Moneyline that favors West Ham at -131, while Southampton starts at +390.
This will be a really important match for both teams, as they are playing for a tremendous climb in the standings and getting out of the relegation zone.
However, we expect the game to favor the home team, so our betting selection will be a 1-0 West Ham victory.
Look for a straight win on the Moneyline West Ham. For example, if you put $100 on West Ham at -131, you’ll see a $76.34 win with a total payout of $176.34.
West Ham vs. Southampton Betting Pick: West Ham