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
The Saints eased some pressure off themselves last weekend by getting their first win of the season. That was a success at Brighton. Manchester United head down to the south coast after suffering a shock home defeat against Crystal Palace. Read our Southampton v Manchester United betting tips for more.
Man Utd even money
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 29th, 2019 at 6:35 p.m.)
After a sticky start to the new campaign, Southampton finally made their breakthrough last weekend. They took a 2-0 win at Brighton to get themselves going after back to back defeats. The weekend before that Southampton had put in a very good performance at home against Liverpool but had come up short. But it all came together for them at the Amex.
This isn’t the easiest of games of course in which to try and double up and get another win on the board. All three of the goals that Southampton have scored this season have been in the second half of matches. Four of the five they have conceded have been as well. So your betting may lean towards some second-half goal action in the fixture.
All three of their goals have come from different players as well. They have been knocked with Nathan Redmond picking up an ankle problem in midweek in their EFL Cup win over Fulham. There have been over 2.5 goals in all but one of Southampton’s last six Premier League home games. This would be a fantastic three points for the Saints if they could stick them.
Manchester United took four points against Southampton last season
The Saints scored two goals in both league games against the Red Devils last term
Both teams have scored in two of the last six EPL meetings
United are unbeaten in their last four home games against the Saints in all competitions
The Red Devils started the season on such a high, thumping Chelsea 4-0. It’s gotten a little less impressive since then. Following a 1-1 draw against Wolves, in which Paul Pobga missed a penalty, Manchester United suffered a shock home loss last weekend. Marcus Rashford took back penalty kick responsibilities and he missed, the Red Devils going on to lose 2-1 against Crystal Palace.
That was a massive blow for them. It does mean that United have had a penalty in each of their three league games this season. The Red Devils have scored in all matches played then this season with Daniel James, Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial all sat on two each. Martial was injured last weekend against Palace and is a doubt.
United will naturally want to come up with some kind of response to last weekend’s failure. In a poor run of form, United have failed to win their last five Premier League away games. They are unbeaten in their last 11 road games at Southampton in all competitions. They had to settle for a 2-2 draw at St Mary’s last season, after fighting back from being 2-0 down in the first 20 minutes.
Southampton looked like a different team last weekend, there was much more of the positive play that they produced at the end of last season. With a spring in their step having collected their first win of the season, they may be able to dig out a draw.
30th August 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Just last season these two were scrapping out in the Premier League. Now it is Championship side Fulham who, after relegation, will be looking to eliminate a team from the top tier. They get home soil at least but go as underdogs. Read our Fulham v Southampton betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 29th, 2019 at 6:35 p.m.)
The Cottagers have gone W3 L2 in their Championship campaign so far. They suffered a surprise home lose against Nottingham Forest on the weekend. Before that they had put together a three-match winning streak, scoring at least two goals in each of those games.
Fulham made it to the fourth round of last season’s EFL Cup, getting knocked out by Man City. It leaves the Cottagers with a W3 L3 record in their last six League Cup games. They have lost two of their last three at home.
The Saints finally got their season up and going on the weekend. That was with a 2-0 away win in the Premier League against Brighton. They had lost their opening two games of the season. With their early-season struggles, what will boss Ralph Hasenhuttl do here? Give his main crop of players more playing time or rest them?
The Saints have lost three of their last five EFL Cup games. Their last two have both gone to penalties, the Saints beating Everton in a shootout in last season’s third round, before then losing to Leicester in the next round. Southampton have scored just two goals in their last four EFL Cup games, total.
There has to be enough in this to warrant having a go at the home victory. Fulham have been scoring well on home soil and Southampton may not turn up with the strongest side. Fulham to qualify at least, or just a straight home win.
26th August 2019 / lee - Category: FA Cup & League Cup Betting
The Seagulls have made a soaring start to the new campaign with four points from two games. Graham Potter’s men will be delighted with that return after all the miserable struggles they had in the last campaign. Southampton have lost their opening two games of the new campaign and need to get themselves a big lift asap. Read our Brighton v Southampton betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 20th, 2019 at 8:15 a.m.)
All credit due to Brighton for starting the season undefeated after two games. They put in an electrifying start to the new campaign producing a 3-0 away win at Watford, a result which not many punters will have seen coming. They consolidated that with a point in their first home game of the season, which was against West Ham.
All four of their goals in the top flight this season have come from four different players. But this has been a fantastic start for Graham Potter and his Seagulls. Brighton had heaps of relegation trouble hanging over them last term so this is a bit of cheer that the South coast club really needed. Last season and the Amex Stadium Brighton picked up a record W6 D5 L8.
In last season’s campaign, Brighton averaged exactly one goal per home fixture. Carrying over their home form from the back end of last season, the Seagulls have failed to win in their last six Premier League home fixtures. In that sequence, they have taken two points only, both from 1-1 draws. The game which kicked-off that poor sequence was a 1-0 reverse against Southampton at the end of March.
The Saints earned four points in the Premier League last season against Brighton
Brighton lost an EFL Cup home tie against Southampton last season too
Four of the last five meetings in all competitions have gone under 2.5 goals
The Seagulls are winless in three home games against the Saints (D1 L2)
This hasn’t been the start that Southampton would have imagined for themselves. Two games down and no points on the board is what they have. In their two games, they have conceded a total of five goals as well so it has been a very rocky start. Southampton lost their opening game 3-0 out Burnley but did show a fair degree of competitiveness in their home game against Liverpool. Southampton went down 1-2 against the Reds, but they didn’t play badly at all.
Like Brighton, Southampton had big struggles last season and only finished one place above them in the bottom five. Southampton won only four away games last season in the top flight (D4 L11). They ended the season averaging under a goal per away game and they only managed a clean sheet in 21% of their away fixtures. In total Southampton have not managed to keep a clean sheet in their last nine Premier League fixtures. This becomes an early important South coast derby for them.
Brighton look unrecognisable from last season. They are playing an open, fluent and attractive game under Graham Potter and look to have a bit of an edge. Southampton haven’t gotten out of pre-season mode yet it seems. Home win.
23rd August 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
No rest for Liverpool then. After their extended midweek action in the UEFA Super Cup against Chelsea, Liverpool get straight back down to Premier league business on Saturday afternoon. They make the long trip to Southampton and the Reds will be red hot favourites to get the three points at St Mary’s. Southampton were beaten heavily on the opening weekend of the new season. Read our Southampton v Liverpool betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 14th, 2019 at 6:12 p.m.)
The Saints got off to a bad start. After surviving a tough relegation battle last season, with new manager Ralph Hasenhuttl getting them safe, there was a great deal of new optimism surrounding them in pre-season. That came crashing down as they were beaten 3-0 at Turf Moor by Burnley last week. So they have to do dust themselves off from that bruising loss and look to get something going in their first game at St Mary’s.
In last season’s top-flight campaign Southampton posted a W5 D8 L6 record. They didn’t win any of their first seven home games (D5 L2) then they got their first one against a top-six side, Arsenal. Southampton’s home record against the top eight last season wasn’t all that bad as they went W4 D1 L3. 78% of all games at St Mary’s went over 2.5 goals with the Saints only managing a clean sheet in 16% of their home fixtures. They did open the scoring in 12 of their 19 home games last season.
Liverpool won both league meetings last season, scoring 3 goals in each
The Saints have lost one of their last three EPL home games against the Reds
Both teams have failed to score in each of the last six meetings in all competitions
Liverpool haven’t conceded in their last three league games against Southampton
Community Shield. Premier League. UEFA Super Cup. It’s been a busy start to the new season for Liverpool. The Reds will be expected to deliver the goods as they head to the south coast on Saturday. They made light work for their opening game of the new domestic season, a 4-1 win at home over Norwich. They looked right on the money in their attack, no sign of any early season rust or anything.
Mo Salah took just 20 minutes to open his account for the season and he is the 3/1 first goalscorer favourite for this fixture* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 14th, 2019 at 6:12 p.m.). The Reds were just formidable last season and out on their travels in the Premier League they posted a W13 D5 L1 record. The one loss was at Manchester City, their only defeat of the entire season.
The Reds closed out the season a four-match winning streak away from home. Liverpool averaged 1.8 goals per away game last season and their fantastic defence, led by Virgil van Dijk conceded an average of just 0.6 goals per away game, taking a clean sheet in 47% of all away fixtures. Impressive stuff and they won all road fixture against sides who finished in the bottom half of the table, scoring at least two goals in 8 of those 10 such fixtures.
It is pretty hard to see anything but a Liverpool victory cropping up in this fixture. Southampton were just not at the races on the opening weekend of the season, and this is a tough game for them to deal with. Liverpool to win to nil.
16th August 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting