It’s first against second in the Championship as West Ham entertain Southampton and aided by home advantage, the leaders can increase their cushion at the top to four points by sending Saints home empty-handed.
Admittedly, Nigel Adkins’ men, Skybet’s 5/2 outsiders, rediscovered a bit of form after a shaky run, as they saw off Burnley on Saturday but they have won only four times on the road in 14 attempts and the Hammers are the pick in the match betting at 5/4 via BetVictor.
Nevertheless Southampton possess enough danger men to suggest they will find the net at Upton Park, where bet365 offer 4/5 for both teams to get on the scoresheet and Blue Square post a tempting 21/10 against a match tally of three or more goals.
Also primed for a home success are Brighton. Gus Poyet’s troops re-ignited their play-off hopes with a late winner at Leeds on Saturday and they’re overpriced at 11/10 with William Hill as they prepare to face struggling Millwall.
Coral meanwhile, quote Burnley at 5/6 to bounce back from their loss at Saints by getting the better of Barnsley at Turf Moor and the brave can put the Clarets in a treble with West Ham and Brighton at 15/2 (BetVictor) but we’re happy to stick with a Hammers and Seagulls double at 18/5 with William Hill.
Double on West Ham and Brighton – 18/5 (William Hill)