Southampton vs West Ham United predictions and betting tips

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Southampton will host West Ham United at St. Mary’s Stadium on Saturday. The Saints struggled to score goals last season, and judging by their performance in the opening weekend, their problem still exists. Despite dominating the possession, the Saints could only manage two shots on target in the goalless draw at Swansea on Saturday. The Hammers were even more dreadful in their 4-0 defeat to Manchester United at Old Trafford. None of the summer signings – Javier Hernandez, Marko Arnautovic and Joe Hart – managed to make any kind of…

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Arsenal forward linked with Premier League move

Arsenal’s out-of-favour striker Lucas Perez has been linked with a move to West Ham. The Daily Mirror claims that the Hammers are aware that the Spaniard is unhappy with his playing situation at the North London club and have already made enquiries about him. The 28-year-old joined the Gunners in a £17m move from Deportivo La Coruna late in the summer transfer window. He arrived in London having scored 17 league goals for La Coruna in the previous season. However, due to a plethora of forward options available to manager…

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West Ham to pursue Liverpool star in summer

West Ham United want to sign Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge as a potential replacement for Andy Carroll, according to Daily Star. The report claims that the Hammers intend to sell injury-prone Carroll in the summer and aim to replace him with wantaway Sturridge. Ironically, the Hammers signed Carroll in a £15 million deal from the Reds in 2013. However, he could never properly settle at the club due to his consistent injury problems. This season, he has scored six goals in 14 appearances for Slaven Bilic’s side. The 28-year-old was…

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Former Juventus star in England ahead of a Premier League move

Former Juventus defender Martin Caceres has flown into England ahead of a possible move to Premier League. The Uruguayan international has been a free agent since leaving the Italian giants in the summer and has been looking for a new club ever since. The 29-year-old reportedly has been in talks with Southampton, Crystal Palace and Sunderland and now, according to Sky Sports he has arrived in England ahead of talks with interested parties. ESPN today claimed that the Saints are very much interested in the player after losing centre-backs Virgil…

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Arsenal, West Ham target to switch clubs in summer

Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette has expressed his desire to join a new club in the upcoming summer transfer window. The French striker was a top target for the likes of Arsenal and West Ham last summer, but due to varying circumstances, he ended up staying in France. Early in the summer, he declined an opportunity to join the Hammers after two clubs had reportedly agreed on a transfer fee. Later, the Gunners expressed their interest in the striker but their offer was deemed insufficient by the French club. Ultimately, the…

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Bilic distances himself from interest in Manchester City star

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic has confirmed that he has no interest in signing Manchester City outcast Jose Hart. The Hammers were strongly linked with a January move for the England international, who is currently playing for Serie A side Torino on a season-long loan move. Yesterday, the Sun claimed that the East London club have lined up Hart as a potential summer replacement for Adrian. The Hammers are prepared to pay £15m for the services of Hart. However, Bilic has made it very clear that he has two very…

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Chelsea legend Lampard hangs up boots

Former West Ham, Chelsea, Manchester City midfielder Frank Lampard has announced his retirement from professional football. The former England international, who is best known for his time with Chelsea, left MLS side New York City FC in August following the expiration of his contract. The 38-year-old recently revealed that he had received multiple offers to play in England and abroad. However, he announced his retirement on his Facebook page today: “After 21 incredible years, I have decided that now is the right time to finish my career as a professional…

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Payet moves to Marseille, City goalkeeper targeted and more West Ham news

West Ham star Dimitri Payet has officially completed his move to Olympique Marseille. Payet started off the saga at the start of the transfer window when he refused to play for the Hammers, earning the ire of manager Slaven Bilic. The mercurial Frenchman has signed a four-year contract at Olympique Marseille—his previous club—for a fee reportedly in the region of £25M, and is said to have taken a £25,000 pay cut in order to make the switch. “I will always have a beautiful memory of West Ham supporters. I don’t need…

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Transfer Roundup 25th January- Hull accept Snodgrass bid, Niang to join Watford & more

Only six days to go before the Winter transfer window draws curtain so let us take a look at the top stories from today concerning the transfer activities across Europe: HULL CITY ACCEPT  £10 MILLION BID FOR ROBERT SNODGRASS FROM A PREMIER LEAGUE SIDE Burnley have had a bid believed to be in the region of £10 million accepted by relegation-battling side Hull City for Robert Snodgrass. Middlesbrough and West Ham were also interested in Hull City’s leading goalscorer (9) with the former having submitted an equivalent bid albeit the add…

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Transfer Roundup 24th January- Payet saga goes on, Dani Alves China-bound and more

Less than a week to go before the January transfer window comes to a close, the deals are coming in thick and fast, with lots happening across the globe. Let us take a look at the hottest transfer stories from today: WEST HAM REJECT THIRD BID FROM MARSEILLE FOR PAYET Sky Sports sources say West Ham United have rejected yet another bid from Marseille for wantaway star Dimitri Payet. The latest bid is believed to be in the region of £22.5 million while the Hammers rate their French (homesick) star at £30…

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Transfer Roundup, 22nd January- Zarate Returns, Snodgrass Bid Rejected, Payet To Depart

With just 9 days left in the winter transfer window, the deals are taking place thick and fast while several transfer sagas are taking shape in tandem. Let us take a quick look at the transfer stories from today: MAURO ZARATE RETURNS TO PREMIER LEAGUE, JOINS WATFORD ON LOAN Former Birmingham, QPR and West Ham striker, who was plying his trade for Fiorentina, has been loaned to Watford and is understood to have arrived in England and has successfully completed his medical at Vicarage Road. SNODGRASS LEFT OUT OF HULL…

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Dimitri Payet: Hero to Zero Within a Week

If you are an avid football follower, you would have already heard the news of Dimitri Payet putting his foot down with West Ham because he wants to leave the club, as a lot of fans have shared their unhappiness of his desire to leave. With that being said, a lot of fans don’t mind the fact players want to leave their beloved clubs, as they always expect it, but the way in which Dimitri Payet has handled his desire to leave is despicable. This is a player who last…

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West Ham man set for move to France, Zaza joins Valencia

West Ham playmaker Dimitri Payet is set for a move to French side Olympique Marseille, according to a report from reliable French publication L’Equipe. Over the last couple of days, conflicting stories have emerged in the media. BBC has claimed that the Hammers have turned down Marseille’s improved offer of £19m while the Guardian is claiming that the Hammers want the player to apologise for his behaviour. The Frenchman handed in a transfer request over a week ago to the chagrin of manager Slaven Bilic. Although Bilic came out to state the club’s…

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West Ham fans turn their backs on Payet with hilarious chant, Twitter reactions

Following Dimitri Payet’s request to leave West Ham last week, the fans have quickly turned their backs on him. His regular matchday chant has been revisited, to a hilarious—if a tad crude—result. As the Hammers cruised to 3-0 win over London rivals Crystal Palace at London Stadium on Saturday, the home fans serenaded their former beloved with a new chant. “F*ck off,  Payet,” “Dimitri Payet,” “We just don’t want you anymore” “You’ve got some f*cking front,” *You money-grabbing c*nt,” *F*ck off Dimitri Payet.” One got to love the unified voice…

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Marseille agree terms with West Ham star

Following West Ham manager Slaven Bilic’s revelation that Dimitri Payet wants to leave the club, French publication L’Equipe, this morning, have reported that Marseille have reached an agreement with the Frenchman. Payet has reached an agreement with Marseille pic.twitter.com/hzJz353yiY — Matt Spiro (@mattspiro) January 13, 2017 The 29-year-old attacking midfielder had a blistering start to his career in England, capped off by an international call-up to the Euros. He, however, has found life harder this season, caused, in part by West Ham’s struggles to maintain their great form from last…

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Analysis – Bilic comments call Payet’s commitment into question

On Thursday morning, West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic confirmed the suspicions of many by revealing that star man Dimitri Payet is intent on leaving the club, a fact which reflects badly on the player himself, as well as representing yet another setback in what has been a frustrating campaign for the Londoners up until now. Last term the Frenchman lit up the Premier League, delivering a number of starring contributions as West Ham finished an excellent seventh place and were among the division’s great entertainers. Some of what he…

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Slaven Bilic angry as Dimitri Payet requests transfer

In the press conference, ahead of his side’s game against Crystal Palace, an angry Slaven Bilic announced Dimitri Payet’s decision to leave West Ham. “We have said we don’t want to sell our best players but Payet does not want to play for us. He wants to leave,” Bilic said. “He’s definitely our best player and that’s why we gave him a long contract. We are not going to sell him. This team, the staff, we gave him everything, we were always there for him. I feel let down. I feel…

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Conte Plotting Swap Deal with West Ham?

Michy Batshuayi, who joined Chelsea from Marseille for £33m earlier this summer, is yet to start a League game for Antonio Conte this season and is understood to be unsettled at Stamford Bridge. Conte’s Chelsea has taken the Premier League by storm as they sit five points clear at the top of the table with Diego Costa leading the race for Golden Boot with 14 goals to his name. Even in the absence of suspended Costa, the former Juventus and Italy padrone started with Hazard up front instead of Michy Batshuayi.…

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Premier League relegation fight heats up

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As the Premier League fast approaches the halfway stage of the season, ambitions will soon be fine-tuned and attentions turned towards getting the results needed to achieve specific goals. For the likes of Chelsea, Man City and Liverpool, focus will be on winning as much as possible to try and mount a serious title challenge. For other clubs – Hull, Sunderland, Swansea, Middlesbrough and so on, the focus will quickly change to specifically trying to garner as many points as they can to try and lift themselves away from the…

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Premier League 2016-17 season preview

The new Premier League season is finally upon us! Time to preview the 2016-17 campaign! Top two It seems the two Manchester clubs will battle for the English football crown this season. Manchester City have Pep Guardiola to coach them and made a couple of excellent signings this summer. Ilkay Gundogan could be gold in City’s midfield, while Leroy Sane adds pace and creativity, and John Stones is made to play in a Guadriola-led team due to his great feet. But can the Citizens play Guardiola football? That’s the big…

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Bilic building a superb young squad at West Ham

Several English Premier League clubs have already been extremely busy in the transfer market this summer and none more so than West Ham. The Hammers have recruited six new players, as manager Slaven Bilic continues to build a superb young squad, with the Croatian having began that work immediately after arriving at the club last June. Bilic preparing for a bright future Bilic inherited a reasonably strong group of players from his predecessor Sam Allardyce but identified the need to strengthen his squad so as to develop a team capable…

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Real Madrid shocked by Dimitri Payet’s price tag, Los Blancos reject massive offer for Alvaro Morata

West Ham United joint-chairman David Sullivan has warned that Dimitri Payet will not be sold unless someone is prepared to pay around £100 million, according to a report by The Sun. The La Liga giants have been linked with a £40 million move for the France international, but it’s clear that won’t be enough to tempt Sullivan into selling his playmaker. “We’re not selling him unless someone wants to break the world transfer record and then we might consider it. Even at his age he must be worth £100 million”, Sullivan said.…

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West Ham to close big transfer soon

Carlos Bacca’s agent is expected to meet West Ham United next week after AC Milan received and accepted a formal £25.6 million offer, according to Football-Italia. The Colombian striker joined the Rossoneri from Sevilla last summer, and scored 18 goals in his first season in Serie A. However, with the Diavolo missing out on Europe again for the coming season and new coach Vincenzo Montella seemingly unwilling to fit Bacca into his plans, it has been suggested he could leave the club. According to Gianluca Di Marzio’s website (via Football-Italia), the Hammers…

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Liverpool accept high bid for winger, ready to move for two midfielders

With the likes of Manchester United and Manchester City making big moves, Liverpool can’t stay behind and have been looking for reinforcements themselves. Manager Jurgen Klopp is hoping to be reunited with Jakub Blaszczykowski, who was one of the German’s star performers at Borussia Dortmund, according to report by Bild. The 30-year-old Poland international, who played for his country at Euro 2016 and scored two goals, is available for around £4.9 million after spending last season on loan at Fiorentina. He’s under contract until 2018. In addition, Liverpool have made a £12.8 million…

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Arsenal and Manchester United battle for Euro 2016 star

Arsenal and Manchester United are reportedly interested in Legia Warsaw midfielder Ondrej Duda. The 21-year-old scored for Slovakia in their 2-1 defeat to Wales at Euro 2016 and was also a part of the team which earned the goalless draw against England. According to Daily Star, Premier League clubs Arsenal, Manchester United and West Ham United are interested in signing the player. Duda has been playing for the Polish club since 2014 and is valued at £5 million. Legia Warsaw are expected to let him leave if their valuation is met…

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