The gut says the DRAW

first_imgSouthampton v West HamPremier League4pm, SKYNOTHING BUT NOTHING WILL TALK ME OUT OF THE DRAWDo you know in punting when sometimes you just get a gut feeling about a match that virtually nothing will sway you away from your first instinct ?Normally I examine stats, team news and current form in fine detail and it moves me one way or another – but with Southampton and West Ham this afternoon I can’t see anything other than a DRAW.The head to stats for this match are:Apr 2013 Premier Southampton 1-1 West HamOct 2012 Premier West Ham 4-1 SouthamptonFeb 2012 Championship West Ham 1-1 SouthamptonOct 2011 Championship Southampton 1-0 West HamApr 2003 Premiership Southampton 1-1 West HamDec 2002 Premiership West Ham 0-1 SouthamptonJan 2002 Premiership Southampton 2-0 West HamOct 2001 Premiership West Ham 2-0 SouthamptonMay 2001 Premiership West Ham 3-0 SouthamptonNov 2000 Premiership Southampton 2-3 West Ham The team news isn’t great for West Ham…They will be without Andy Carroll after the England forward suffered a foot injury on his comeback from an Achilles problem. And further bad news that new signing Mladen Petric is not yet match fit, so Mali frontman Modibo Maiga is set to continue to lead the attack.I’m not sure there’s going to be a lot of goals to look forward to either in what hardly looks a match worthy of a Super Sunday billing.Anyway I don’t care what anyone says about this game. I’m leading with my gut. And playing the draw.STAR FORECAST(stake between 0.5 and 10 points)7 points DRAW Southampton v West Hamlast_img read more