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'Moyes will handle the pressure'

West Ham v Southampton (15:00 GMT)

Tony Pulis

Former Bournemouth and Stoke manager on Football Focus

There's still a lot of football to be played, but what West Ham will want more than anything else is to kick start their season. I fancy them today. In David Moyes they've got a very experienced manager who will handle the pressure, and they've certainly got the armour to get themselves out of trouble.

They need to get results now. If they can get a win today and then get another to back it up then the confidence will come back in. Remember Southampton were in a similar position, got two or three wins, and went on that extraordinary run - so it can be done.

West Ham ready to rise to the occasion?

West Ham v Southampton (15:00 GMT)

Mark Lawrenson
BBC Sport

Southampton's away form has been very good this season but I just think this is such a huge game for West Ham that they will know they have to win.

The Hammers were very competitive and combative against Liverpool on Monday night, and looked better defensively - apart from Lukasz Fabianski's mistakes.

They were at Anfield and playing against the runaway leaders, though, so no-one was expecting them to get anything. Things will be very different on Saturday.

Prediction: 2-0

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On the march...

West Ham v Southampton (15:00 GMT)

Simon Stone

BBC Sport on the march

West Ham fans
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Thousands of West Ham fans protested against the club’s owners ahead of this afternoon’s game against Southampton.

Supporters gathered in Plaistow and noisily made the mile-long walk towards the London Stadium.

The peaceful protest was organised by the Hammers United fans group as a response to continued disenchantment as the tenure of David Sullivan and David Gold, who have just completed 10 years at the club.

A meeting with various fans groups has been offered by Hammers United have rejected this due to the presence of other groups they do not feel represent the club’s supporters.