I'm targeting a lower key game in the Premier League this weekend as Southampton travel to London to take on Westham and there are two bets in particular (at good odds) that I'm looking at. Southampton managed to grab a much needed point in the final moments last time out against Fulham but their inability to defend is still the prominent theme this year. Whilst the Saints have scored more than any team in the bottom half of the Premier League, they've shipped 20 goals in just seven appearances
Westham find themselves in the top half of the Premier League table and it was a magnificent transfer coup by big Sam in reuniting Andy Carroll with good friend Kevin Nolan at the beginning of the season. Carroll has been troubled by injury and the partnership hasn't yet had time to blossom. Nolan won't be the focus today though as a certain Matt Jarvis was also brought in with Carroll in mind.
Jarvis has also been in and out of the side but I expect both will start today and the combination may cause Southampton's leaky defence all sorts of problems. Jarvis was noted last year for delivering the most successful crosses in the Premier League and if he can supply big Andy with that ammunition, a good season is in store for Westham. Expect Westham to target this area if Jarvis is fit to start and the pacey winger should hit the by-line on many occasions, firing balls into Carroll who'll be dominant in the air. A goal coming from this combination today would hardly be surprising and it's unlikely to be a first clean sheet for Southampton.
Tip #1: Matt Jarvis to assist anytime @ 3/1(Boyles)
Tip #2: Carroll to score/Westham to win @ 14/5 (Betfred)
Tip #3: Westham to score over 1.5 goals @ 10/11 (general)
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