Date: Wednesday 2, March 2022
ET: 2:30 PM PM
CT: 1:30 PM
MT: 12:30 PM
PT: 11:30 AM
UK: 07:30 PM
WAT: 08:30 PM
Competition: FA Cup 2021/2022 5Th Round
Southampton’s quest for the FA Cup trophy continues with a clash with West Ham United. The Saints under Ralph Hasenhuttl have continued to push forward amid domination by the country’s big money spenders.
After facing a big scare against visiting Coventry City in the previous round, Southampton would have to overcome West Ham United, a team they dominated the last time they met in a Premier League clash back in December.
West Ham United are also trying to secure European places and are currently sitting fifth on the league table behind Manchester United. The Hammers know what’s at stake and will not be willing to risk anything at this time.
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Match Preview and Prediction
Southampton FC has an impressive form in the Premier League. The Saints won three out of their last four matches.
In the last Premier League game against Norwich City, Southampton dominated each half to see off the Yellow Canaries by 2-0, the big win over Everton that questioned Frank Lampard’s new era at the club.
It seems Ralph Hasenhuttl’s 4 – 4 – 2 formation is working as planned. The Austrian football manager has garnered significant results lately against teams like Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City.
Southampton players, including James Ward-Prowse, Oriol Romeu, Kyle Walker-Peters, Mohammed Salisu and Fraser Forster, have dominated their respective positions.
In the FA Cup, the Saints have played more collectively. Kyle Walker-Peters, Mohamed Elyounoussi, Nathan Redmond and Shane Long are on the score sheet for the Saints.
West Ham United travels to the Saint Mary’s after the loss to the Saints at the London Stadium back in December. The Hammers could see the fixture as revenge for the shock loss.
David Moyes’s side has had mixed results so far. In the last four matches, West Ham has managed two wins against average sides like Watford and Wolves.
Qualifying for the FA Cup 5th Round, West Ham United got past Kidderminster in a tough encounter that saw the Hammers progress to the next round through an extra-time winner.
Score Prediction: 1-0
Southampton will be without Lyanco Vojnovic and Alex McCarthy due to a hamstring injury. Nathan Tella is also sidelined with a groin.
West Ham United
Ryan Fredericks (Groin strain),
Andriy Yarmolenko (Personal reasons), Vladimir Coufal (Hernia), Arthur Masuaku (Knee injury), Angelo Ogbonna (ACL injury).