The Saints have managed one point only from their last six league games but did battle well in defeat at Man City last weekend. Can they get the lift that they need at home against Everton? This is a big clash with Everton sitting right above the drop zone, only three points ahead of the Saints. Will they sink into further trouble? Read our Southampton vs Everton betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on 7th November 2019 at 1:26 p.m.)
The Saints suffered a 2-1 loss at Man City last weekend, but they were expected to have been easily brushed aside. They weren’t as they battled really well against the reigning champions. It was a lot better performance than they produced in their 9-0 loss against Leicester in their previous game. The Saints have taken one point from their last six league games played now and their defence is having a tough time.
Southampton have conceded at least two goals in five of their last six games. They are currently on a three-match losing streak on home soil in the league now, part of a winless D1 L4 record at St Mary’s this season overall in the top flight. Southampton have managed to net just the four goals at home in this campaign. They have conceded at an average of 3.8 goals per game and in total have shipped 13 goals in their last two home fixtures.
The Saints have conceded at least three goals in each of their last three league home games. There have now been over 2.5 goals in 8 of Southampton’s last 10 league outings. Another trend with them is that they have been losing at both half time and full time in their last three league home games. There’s a lot of negative stats floating around with Southampton currently, but the positive is that they have won 5 of their last 6 at home against Everton.
The two traded 2-1 home wins last season in the league
Everton have just one win in their last five against the Saints in all competitions
Both teams have scored in each of the last five meetings (all competitions)
The Saints are on a three-match winning home streak against the Toffees
Everton’s season would take an even more sour turn if they were to lose this one. They are starting only place above the drop zone, three points ahead of Southampton. So a loss would really drag them down. The positive though is that a win would open up a nice bit of a cushion at least. Everton are yet to win an away game, having taken one point from their five road games in this campaign.
In their last road game, they suffered a 3-2 loss at Brighton, making it a four-match losing streak on their travels. From their five away games played Everton have only managed to score three goals. They have failed to score in three of their five league away games. The Toffees have conceded at an average of 1.8 goals per road game this season. Four of their six league defeats this season have been by a margin of at least two goals.
The Toffees have been level at half time in four of their five away games, so there is a trend there to consider. So that adds up to them having been drawing at half time and losing at full time in each of their last three away games. Of the goals which Everton have conceded on their travels, two-thirds of them have gone against them in the second half of matches.
This is a huge game for both Southampton and Everton. The Saints showed a lot of character last weekend, even though their trip to the Etihad ended in defeat. Everton have lacked a bit of a fight and grit this season and could leave St Mary’s empty-handed.
8th November 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Citizens were comfortable winners over Aston Villa last weekend and will expect to see off Southampton. This is the second clash in the space of a few days after the two met in the EFL Cup. Southampton will be looking to pick up the pieces after conceding 9 goals against Leicester last weekend at home. Read our Manchester City vs Southampton betting tips for more.
Man City 1/12
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on October 29th, 2019 at 1:15 p.m.)
Man City took a 3-0 home win over Aston Villa last weekend to make it back to back clean sheet wins for themselves. It also improved their home form to W3 D1 L1 this season in the top flight. The Citizens have scored an average of 3.4 goals per home game this season and for all of their defensive problems, have conceded at under a goal per game at the Etihad.
80% of their league home games have made it over 2.5 goals, which is not exactly surprising. In total, they have netted three clean sheets in their five home fixtures. Manchester City have scored at least two goals in four of their five games at home in the league and they have been leading at the half time break in three of them.
Manchester City have scored five goals at home this season in the first fifteen minutes of fixtures. They like to get on the front foot early. All of City’s league wins this season (home and away) have been by a margin of at least two goals. City have won 12 of their last 14 Premier League home games (D1 L1). They will be expected to add another.
Man City are on a five-match winning streak against Southampton
The Citizens scored 9 goals in two games against the Saints last season
Both teams have scored in three of the last four meetings
Man City have scored at least two goals in all but one of the last five meetings
Southampton had a nightmare evening last Friday at home against Leicester. They were reduced to 10 men early on and ended up losing 9-0. Even without that extravagant scoreline, the defence of the Saints has been struggling a lot recently. They have conceded at least two goals in four of their last five played now.
They have no clean sheet in five now, having conceded 19 goals in their last five league outings. The two wins that the Saints have managed to take this season have been out on the road (D1 L2). That’s a positive, but this, of course, is one of the toughest away games that there is in the English top flight. This will be Southampton’s first game this season away at one of the so-called Big Six.
Southampton have scored five goals on their travels, while they have only conceded six goals on the road. They have taken a clean sheet in 40% of their away games. They have been sat level at the break in four of their five away games (L1). Not only now do Southampton have the worst defensive record in the league, but only two teams have also scored fewer league goals than they have done.
This has a home win to nil written all over it. Southampton’s confidence can’t be any lower and they have been conceding heavily lately. Manchester City should create more than enough to ease to a big victory.
31st October 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Southampton are in a really tough spot at the moment after getting smashed 9-0 by Leicester in Premier League action on Friday. They are struggling badly and a trip to the Etihad is the last thing they need. City should be more than comfortable at home against the Saints. Read our Manchester City v Southampton betting tips for more.
Man City 1/8
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on October 27th, 2019 at 8:20 p.m.)
Manchester City were comfortable winners over Aston Villa in the Premier League on the weekend. They have scored a total of ten goals in their last three games. After some defensive wobbles earlier this season, the Citizens have now taken two clean sheets in their last three games. Even though they have conceded in two of their last three at the Etihad, it’s hard to imagine Southampton getting on the scoresheet in this tie.
City will host the Saints on the weekend in the Premier League and that will probably see City with a stronger starting eleven than in this one. The Citizens are W5 D1 L1 at home this season in all competitions. They have scored at least two goals in all but one of their home fixtures. They don’t take things lightly do City and they beat Preston 3-0 in the last round of the EFL Cup. City have won their last nine League Cup fixtures (including penalties) and have seven clean sheets in that sequence.
Southampton are on a five-match losings streak against City
Both teams have scored in three of the last four meetings
The Saints lead the League Cup meetings W3 D2 L0
City have won 8 of their last 9 home games against Southampton in all competitions (D1)
Southampton cannot be looking forward to their next two games. On Friday night they were beaten 9-0 by Leicester at home in the league. How do they recover from that with back to back games against the Citizens? That is a four-match winless streak of form that Southampton are currently on now (D1 L3). Their disaster against Leicester is the only game this season, besides their opening league defeat against Burnley, in which Southampton have failed to score.
In this season’s EFL Cup, Southampton took a good 1-0 away win at Championship side Fulham, before winning 4-0 at Portsmouth in the last round. Both teams have scored in four of Southampton’s’ last six games. However you cut it, this is a tough game for the Saints. In the League Cup Southampton have won four of their last five away games in the competition (including penalties). They have taken three clean sheets in their last five on the road as well. They’ll be doing well to achieve that on Tuesday.
Even if City take it easy with a bigger focus being put on their clash with Southampton in league action on the weekend, it should be a routine home win. The Saints have to be low in confidence and aren’t likely to come up with the answers to beat Man City. Home win to nil.
28th October 2019 / lee - Category: FA Cup & League Cup Betting
Southampton are hovering just above the drop zone and could give themselves a big lift with three home points here. However, they are taking on Leicester who are starting the weekend in third place in the table. Three points for them at St Mary’s would send them second above Manchester City. Read our Southampton v Leicester betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on October 23rd, 2019 at 9:12 p.m.)
The Saints picked up a point last weekend in a 1-1 draw at Wolves. That is their only point earned from their last four league games though. Their overall record for the campaign is W2 D2 L5 and they are yet to win at St Mary’s. Southampton’s home form reads D1 L3. They have lost their last two there, conceding seven goals in total in the defeats against Bournemouth and Chelsea.
Southampton have, however, scored in all four home games. To be fair, it’s not been an easy fixture list early on for them at St Mary’s where they have faced Liverpool, Man Utd, Bournemouth and Chelsea. 75% of fixtures at St Mary’s in this campaign have gone over 2.5 goals and the Saints are looking for their first home clean sheet of this campaign. They have shipped at least two in each of their last two at home.
78% of all league goals that Southampton have scored this season have been in the second half of games. 70% of goals against them at St Mary’s this term have been in the first half, which has contributed to Southampton losing at half time in all four home fixtures. It is now a six-match winless streak of form that Southampton are on in the Premier League.
The two traded 2-1 league away wins last season
Each of the last three league meetings have produced an away win
The last four EPL meetings have gone over 2.5 goals
The Saints have lost their last two home games against Leicester
Leicester are enjoying themselves this season and they picked up a 2-1 win over Burnley last Saturday, having come from behind in the game. The bulk of their success has happened at home though because their away record is only W1 D1 L2. The two defeats have been in their last two road games, tougher fixtures against Manchester United and Liverpool. Both losses thereby Leicester were by a 1 goal margin.
It is an average of a goal per away game that the Foxes have returned and they are yet to earn an away clean sheet. Leicester have been trailing at the half time break in three of their four road games this season. Each of their four league games have gone over 2.5 goals. Six of their last seven Premier League have ended up going over the goal line.
The Foxes have scored just over two-thirds of their league goals this season in the second half of games. Leicester have conceded just two second-half goals this season and have opened the scoring in only three fixtures. There is a little bit of an injury doubt of James Maddison because of an ankle problem. Can they extend their winning streak at St Mary’s to three?
Southampton have had a tough run of fixtures at home. This is going to be another tough trial for them. Meetings between these two are generally close, but the Foxes do have a bit of winning form on the south coast. Away win.
25th October 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Wolves have eased some pressure with back-to-back league wins which have fired them up towards the middle of the table. Will they keep their streak going as they face Southampton at Molineux on Saturday? The Saints have been going the other way, currently riding a three-game losing streak. Read our Wolves v Southampton betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on October 17th, 2019 at 4:35 p.m.)
Wolves have earned back to back league victories after not having taken any in their first six games. So they are on an upward swing and the moment. Their two wins, against Watford and then a huge upset away at Manchester City, were both by a 2-0 scoreline. Wolves have scored in each of their last seven league games. They have netted exactly two goals in four of their last five league fixtures. Their record at Molineux this season in the top flight is W1 D2 L1. Their one home loss happened against Chelsea.
Wolves have tallied up 6 goals this season at home. While they have conceded seven, five of those were in their heavy loss against Chelsea. Surprisingly, for generally being such a good home team, Wolves have been losing at halftime in three of their four home games this season (W1). There trend with their goal scoring has been them hitting the back of the net in the second half of fixtures. 9 of their 11 league goals this season have been after the break. Just twice this season have they opened the scoring in a match.
Southampton and Wolves traded home win last season
Both teams have scored in just one of the last five meetings in all competitions
Wolves are W 4 L2 in their last six against the Saints in all competitions
Just one of the last four meetings have gone over 2.5 goals
Southampton have slumped to a three-match losing streak of form, and their defence has shipped a total of nine goals in that sequence. So without question, there have been struggles for them, but they have still managed to score in each of their last seven league fixtures. They can also look at the positive of having scored both wins this season out on the road (W2 L2). Those two away wins were at Sheffield United and Brighton and were with a clean sheet.
In total Southampton have conceded at an average of 1.88 goals per league game this season, but they have done a lot worse at home than on the road. The Saints have two clean sheets on their travels. Of their five league defeats this season, three of them have been by a margin of at least two goals, which isn’t good at all. Southampton have been D3 L1 at half time in their four road games. Of the four away goals they have netted, three of them have been after the half time break.
Wolves have managed to earn themselves a nice little bit of momentum and should be able to drive towards a good three points in this one. Southampton are still playing decent football, but their end product has not been there. Home win.
18th October 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Saints will be looking to recover from back-to-back league defeats as they host Chelsea at St Mary’s on Sunday. Can Southampton get the job done against a vulnerable Chelsea defence? Chelsea will roll onto the south coast after taking a home success over Brighton last weekend. Read our Southampton v Chelsea betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on October 3rd, 2019 at 9.46 p.m.)
The Saints have lost their last two games, reverses against Bournemouth and Tottenham. Southampton did at least get on the scoresheet in both of those defeats, part of a six-match scoring streak of form that they have produced in the league. The Saints are D1 L2 on home soil in the top flight this season, their draw coming against Manchester United.
The Saints are, therefore, yet to earn a clean sheet at home in this campaign. Stretching back to last season, Southampton have failed to take a win in any of their last five home Premier League games. The Saints have scored all but one of their league goals in the second half of contests this season. They have conceded the opening goal in five of their seven fixtures.
Chelsea took four points against Southampton last season
The Blues have won their last four league visits to Southampton
Southampton are winless in 13 against Chelsea in all competitions
The Saints have failed to score in four of their last six EPL games with the Blues
The Blues collected a comfortable 2-0 home win over Brighton last weekend, which was their first clean sheet and first home win of the campaign. Chelsea have won their last two out on the road, scoring wins over Norwich and Wolves, tallying eight goals in the process in those two games. Chelsea haven’t had many problems creating and scoring goals this season and four of their last five have gone over 2.5 goals, with the Blues scoring at least two goals in four of their last five as well.
They have, however, conceded exactly two goals in each of their last two away from Stamford Bridge. Chelsea are on a four-match winning streak against Southampton in all competitions and have conceded in just two of their last seven against them. Another big trend for this one is that the Blues have scored at least two goals in each of their last four visits to St Mary’s. They are almost at full strength for this one. Each of their last three goals in the league have been in the second half of fixtures.
Draw/Chelsea HT/FT at 4/1
Chelsea to win & both teams to score at 12/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on October 3rd, 2019 at 9.46 p.m.)
The Blues should have the attacking quality to go and get three points on the road here. They have delivered well so far on their travels and with Southampton just hitting some disappointing and frustrating results, the home side could be there for the taking. Chelsea to win.
6th October 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
It has not been the convincing season that was expected from Spurs. They had a major embarrassment in midweek, getting knocked out of the EFL Cup by Colchester. With a loss last weekend in the Premier League as well, is there trouble brewing at the club? Southampton also suffered a loss last weekend. It’s a big game for both. Read our Tottenham v Southampton betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 24th, 2019 at 5:35 p.m.)
Difficult times for Spurs. They are only W2 D2 L2 in the Premier League this season after a 2-1 loss at Leicester last weekend. That was after they had taken the lead at the King Power. That game had followed them throwing away a 2-0 lead in the Champions League against Olympiakos to tie 2-2. Then came their EFL Cup tie on Tuesday night when they crashed out on penalties against Colchester.
With boss Mauricio Pochettino cutting a frustrated figure for a couple of months, are Spurs in decline? Their home form in the league this season is W2 L1, the wins being big ones over Aston Villa and Crystal Palace, the loss coming against Newcastle. There has been only one clean sheet by Spurs in the league this season. Five of their six league fixtures have gone over 2.5 goals. Tottenham have opened the scoring in half of their six games. They need to start stringing a good run of results together.
Each of the last four meetings at Tottenham have gone over 2.5 goals
Spurs are on a three-match winning streak at home against the Saints
Both teams have scored in each of the last seven meetings
The two traded home wins last season in the top flight
The Saints were marching along on a good three-match unbeaten streak of form, which included a draw against Manchester United. That came to an end last weekend with a disappointing home defeat against Bournemouth. So they will be looking to pick up the pieces after that. What will give them a little bit of confidence is that the two wins they have recorded for the season have come away from St Marys. Southampton are W2 L1 on the road.
Just one of their last four league outings have gone over 2.5 goals. They have taken back to back clean sheets away from home as well, thanks to their victories at Brighton and Sheffield United. Southampton have hit the back of the net in each of their last five league games. All six of the league goals that Southampton have scored this season have come in the second half of fixtures. The Saints have conceded the opening goal in four of their six games so have had to do a lot of chasing.
Southampton’s wins on the road have been against less threatening teams than Spurs. Even though Tottenham are not in great shape at the moment, they will still be expected to come away with a win in this game. Southampton will make a game of it. Spurs to win by a one-goal margin.
27th September 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Portsmouth will be looking to enjoy themselves in this EFL Cup duel on the south coast. Can the League One side pull off an upset against Premier League opposition? Southampton may have a tricky night as they head across the coast. Read our Portsmouth v Southampton betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 22nd, 2019 at 11: 44 a.m.)
Pompey suffered a 1-0 away loss at Wycombe on the weekend in League One. That left them with just one victory in their seven league matches this season and hovering just above the drop zone. Their record at Fratton Park though is alright. They are unbeaten in their four matches there this season (W2 D2). They have scored at least two goals in each of those four games as well.
Their campaign in the League Cup started in the second round with a comfortable 3-0 success over Championship side Birmingham on home soil. They would be in dreamland if they were to pull that off against a Premier League side. Pompey have lost four of their last six EFL Cup fixtures, two of those defeats happening in extra time. They have won three of their last five home League Cup games (L2).
This is the first meeting since the 2011/12 Championship
The last two meetings have been drawn
Southampton won the one previous League Cup meeting (2003)
7 of the last 10 meetings have ended in a home win
The Saints had found a little bit of form for themselves with a four-match undefeated streak of form going (W3 D1). But they were beaten at home by Bournemouth on the weekend in top-flight action. In the second round of this season’s EFL Cup, Southampton did a good job at winning out on the road against Championship side Fulham.
The Saints have won six of their last nine EFL Cup fixtures and they have a pretty decent away record in hand as well. They are W6 L2 in their last eight league road games, one of the losses there on penalties last season against Leicester. Southampton have won each of their last three away games in all competitions and each of those successes have been with a clean sheet as well.
Southampton should handle themselves in this one. They have some decent away form going and they are taking on a team two divisions beneath them. This may not be a high-scoring game though and Southampton to simply edge by a one-goal margin as they did at Fulham in the last round looks good.
23rd September 2019 / lee - Category: FA Cup & League Cup Betting
A south coast derby kicks off the Premier League weekend. This is Friday night action from the top flight and the two of them are sat level on seven points from five games inside the top ten. So that suggests that it is going to be a competitive encounter at St Mary’s. After both won their games last weekend, who will come out on top in this derby? Read our Southampton v Bournemouth betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 17th, 2019 at 7.12 a.m.)
The Saints collected a very good three points last weekend with a 1-0 success at Sheffield United. That leaves them with an unbeaten W2 D1 record in their last three played. The two wins in that sequence were away from home with clean sheets. At St Mary’s this season Southampton are D1 L1 in the top flight. Those were two tough home fixtures though, the Saints going down 2-1 against Liverpool and earning the draw against Manchester United.
So they have been competitive and that makes them slight favourites on home soil for the visit of the Cherries. It is a four-match scoring streak that Southampton are on in the top flight, but they are looking for their first home clean sheet of the season. All five of the league goals that Southampton have produced this season have come in the second half of matches.
Four of the six that they have conceded have been after the halftime break. The sSaints have suffered just two defeats in their last eight home fixtures in the top-flight (W3 D3). However they are currently on a four-match winless streak at St Mary’s. That run started with a 3-3 draw against Bournemouth back in April. Southampton have not taken a clean sheet in any of their last seven home games in the Premier League action.
Four of the last five Premier League meetings have been drawn
The Saints are undefeated in their last six against the Cherries
The last two meetings at Southampton have gone over 2.5 goals
Both teams have scored in four of the last six meetings
The Cherries also got themselves a win last weekend as they eased to a 3-1 home victory over Everton. That snapped a run of back to back defeats for Bournemouth and it means that a 3-1 scoreline has appeared in each of their last three league fixtures (W1 L2). There has not been a clean sheet earned by Eddie Howe’s men yet in this campaign, but they have outscored Southampton by three goals.
But then that balances out as Southampton have conceded three fewer goals than Bournemouth have done this season. Bournemouth had some serious struggles on the road last season. At one point they went on a nine-match losing streak on the road in the top flight and have therefore won only three of their last 16 away games in the Premier League (D1 L12).
Bournemouth have conceded at least two goals in each of their last eight away defeats in the Premier League. The Cherries have netted the opening goal in three of their five league games this season, leading at half time in just one. All three of the away goals that they have scored have happened in the first half of road games. Each of Bourmeouth’s last five away games have gone over 2.5 goals.
The way things have shaped up early in the season, we can see Southampton and Bournemouth playing out a draw in this Friday night fixture. Bournemouth do have defensive issues, particularly away from home that may hamper then. The Saints are good enough to defend home soil. Draw.
18th September 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Blades have made a very steady start to life back in the top flight. All the points that they can grab at Bramall Lane are going to be so important for their survival. They welcome Southampton on the weekend, who have taken four points from their last two games, so they have started to find their feet after a poor start. Read our Sheffield United v Southampton betting tips for more.
Sheffield United 29/20
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 12th, 2019 at 1:16 p.m.)
The Blades are W1 D2 L1 for the season in the top flight and they will be pretty happy with that. The one loss they suffered was at home though, a 2-1 reverse against Leicester. In their other home fixture, they picked up a 1-0 success over Crystal Palace. Sheffield United have scored in all four league games this season and just before the international break, they played out a well-deserved point at Stamford Bridge against Chelsea in a 2-2 scoreline.
All four of their goals have come from different players so far (they have benefitted from one own goal too). All five league goals that Sheffield United have produced this season has been in the second half of fixtures. They have shown a tremendous amount of battling quality because they have conceded the opening goal in three of their four games played this season. They have also been trailing at the half time break in two of their four.
This is the first league meeting since 2009
From four previous Premiership meetings, things are even at one win each and two draws
Southampton and the Blades last met in the top flight in 1994
Sheffield United have lost one of their last six at home against Southampton (all competitions)
The Saints have shown a bit of recovery. They opened with back-to-back defeats against Burnley and Liverpool this season. But with a win over Brighton and a point against Manchester United before the international break, they look to be getting things back together. It was in their game at Brighton where they started to look a real threat and were tapping into the positive things that they were doing at the back end of last season to stave off relegation.
So they will now fancy their chances of at least avoiding defeat up at Bramall Lane. The Saints will have to do without Kevin Danso who was sent off against Manchester United. Ryan Bertrand is a doubt while Natham Redmond is completely sidelined. So a few key players are missing for the Saints. Their victory out at Brighton snapped a run of four Premier League away games in which they had picked up just one point. Still, they have conceded exactly three goals in three of their last five out on the road. Will their defence come under big pressure from the Blades?
Sheffield United to win by a one-goal margin at 3/1
Over 2.5 goals at 6/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 12th, 2019 at 1:16 p.m.)
Sheffield United look a good prospect on home soil and should give a good account of themselves against a side beneath them in the table. They can really themselves for a big three points here. Home win by a one-goal margin.
13th September 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting