There was a thrilling league contest between these two last weekend which Chelsea fought back from behind to win 3-2. The Blues will favourite to go out and take a win over Southampton in the FA Cup semi-final tie as well. This is a nice distraction for the Saints who are struggling to maintain their Premier League status. Can they at least gain some Cup cheer?
Chelsea 2/5, Draw 7/2, Southampton 13/2* (Betting Odds taken at 6:50 p.m. on April 16th, 2018)
Chelsea go out in what is their last shot at silverware this season. Their FA Cup campaign started with a nervy passage through Championship side Norwich, the Blues winning a penalty shoot-out in the replay at Stamford Bridge. Things got easier for them after that with strong clean-sheet home wins over Newcastle and Hull. They did have a tougher scrap on their hands at the King Power against Leicester in the quarter finals, the Blues needing an extra time winner from Pedro to make it through. Having avoided Spurs and Manchester United in the semi-final draw, the Blues will be happy with this setup for Wembley. In the bet365 correct score market a Chelsea 2-0 result is at 11/2 odds with a 2-1 success for them at 7/1* (Betting Odds taken at 6:50 p.m. on April 16th, 2018). The Blues, to be fair, have had their troubles keeping the ball out of the back of the net recently.
The Blues have won the FA Cup seven times, their last win coming in 2012. They lost last year’s final 2-1 to Arsenal. Chelsea visited Southampton last weekend in the Premier League and found themselves in a 2-0 hole before fighting back with three goals in the final twenty minutes of action to win 3-2. Chelsea had won their home game against Southampton 1-0 so a Chelsea to win by a one-goal margin bet at bet365 for 5/2 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 6:50 p.m. on April 16th, 2018) looks a decent proposition. This will be the ninth meeting in the FA Cup between the two sides and from those previous seven Southampton are W4 D3 L1 up over the Blues. However, Chelsea currently are on a five-match winning streak against the Saints in all options and lost just one of their last ten against them (losing two of the last 19 head to heads).
Six of the last eight meetings between Chelsea and Southampton have produced at least three goals so over 2.5 goals at bet365 is at 4/5 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 6:50 p.m. on April 16th, 2018). Southampton have won the FA Cup before, claiming it in 1976 and they have lost three other finals, the most recent of which was in 2003 against Arsenal. It has been a struggle for Southampton in the Premier League and they are staring at relegation, but have a chance through the cup to finish the season on a high. They have come through some tricky tests as well, opening with a 1-0 win at Championship side Fulham, before taking out Watford at St Mary’s. Then it was a narrow win at West Brom before collecting a 2-0 success at Wigan, who had dumped Manchester City out of the competition. So three of their wins have been by a one-goal margin only. They are going to have to overcome some poor head to head form against the Blues to progress, but going as underdogs the pressure won’t be on them.
Chelsea have the extra quality and depth and should enjoy the space at Wembley a little bit more, allowing the likes of Hazard and Willian plenty of room. Chelsea are likely to have too much for the Saints, but still, with Chelsea looking shaky at the back, go for Chelsea to win & both teams to score.
19th April 2018 / lee - Category: FA Cup & League Cup Betting
The Foxes suffered a defeat out at Burnley on the weekend to leave them with back to back league losses. So it’s not quite happening for them at the moment. They could heap some more relegation pressure on Southampton in midweek though. The Saints blew a 2-0 lead against Chelsea on the weekend to still end up losing and are now five points from safety.
Leicester 5/4, Southampton 11/5, Draw 23/10* (Betting Odds taken at 10:12 p.m. on April 15th, 2018)
Leicester have lost back to back league games which was after winning back to back games which was after drawing back to back games. So they are W2 D2 L2 in their last six. They have failed to win any of their last four at home (D3 L1) so are due for a win at the King Power. The Foxes are W6 D5 L5 for the season at home in the Premier League and they are on a seven-match scoring streak there so should be able to come up with something. They have netted in each of their last ten games home and away combined. Both teams to score with Paddy Power is at 4/5 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 10:12 p.m. on April 15th, 2018) and that’s because Leicester aren’t particularly tight at the back. They have conceded in each of their last four on home soil so will be a little vulnerable there. The Foxes have come up with 22 goals in their 16 home games this season and only 44% of their home fixtures have managed to get above 2.5 goals. Jamie Vardy is on a four-match scoring streak in the Premier League and is the 7/2 first goalscorer favourite* (Betting Odds taken at 10:12 p.m. on April 15th, 2018) with Paddy Power.
That will have been a rough defeat for Southampton on the weekend, losing a 2-0 lead to come away empty-handed against Chelsea. This is now a game which they can’t afford to lose. They have lost their last four league games on the bounce and they are winless in seven (D2 L5). It has been a poor defensive sequence with them having conceded exactly three goals in each of their last four games, but they have shown a bit of fight with back to back 3-2 losses against Arsenal and then Chelsea. They badly need something out of this but are on a three-match losing streak away from St Mary’s and have won just twice not their travels all season (D6 L8). So it’s poor from them and they have averaged lees than a goal per game away from home so far, conceded at 1.8 on average per game. They have conceded in each of their last six away from St Marys and have in total, managed a clean sheet in just 19% of their road games. At this stage, they just have to have a go and throw everything at their remaining games. There really isn’t the option anymore of them being conservative. In the Paddy Power correct score market the shortest priced option is the 1-1 draw at 11/2 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 10:12 p.m. on April 15th, 2018).
Leicester were big 4-1 winners when they visited St Marys earlier this season. In the previous seven Premier League meetings the Foxes are W3 D2 L2 against the Saints. Last season’s meeting at the King Power ended in a 0-0 draw and the Foxes are unbeaten in their last four home games against Southampton. Leicester have not conceded in their last three at home against the Saints.
Leicester have a good chance to break out of their funk and get a home win here. The Saints will have more wind knocked out of them on the weekend. The Foxes can pounce and collect the three points at the King Power.
17th April 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Southampton are in dire straits now and are starting to get cut adrift at the bottom. They are three points away from safety heading into the weekend but they do have a game in hand over Crystal Palace who directly above them, fourth from bottom. Chelsea again disappointed last weekend as they allowed West Ham to grab a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge. They are going to struggle to hold on to fifth place at this rate.
Chelsea 5/6, Draw 13/5, Southampton 10/3* (Betting Odds taken at 00:22 p.m. on March 20th, 2018)
The Saints are on a three-match losing streak in the top flight and are winless in six (D2 L4). It’s been pretty terrible from them and since beating Everton back on November 26th, they have won just one game since which was against bottom side West Brom in early February. Overall the Saints have won just five league games this season and are in a mess. They have failed to score in four of their last six matches now and under 2.5 goals at Bet365* (Betting Odds taken at 00:22 p.m. on March 20th, 2018) looks a decent option for this game. Southampton have produced a W3 D7 L6 record at home for the season and they are winless in eight there (going back to that victory over Everton). Each of their last four home games have gone under 2.5 goals and they have failed to come up with a goal in their last two at home. The Saints in total have scored 16 goals in 16 home games this term. Only bottom side West Brom have a worse home record that Southampton have this season. They are only going to have two home games left this season in which to drum up some survival points. It is not looking good for them.
It’s gone pretty wrong for Chelsea this season. They blew a 1-0 home lead over West Ham on the weekend after dominating for most of the match. They couldn’t find a second and allowed the Hammers to get back into things. That’s a poor W2 D1 L5 record that the Blues have managed in their last eight games now. They are on a three-match losing streak away from home in the top flight at the moment, going down against Watford, Man Utd and then Man City and they are left with a W7 D3 L5 away record this season. The defence has been uncharacteristically weak from the Blues this season and they have no clean sheet in their last five league games played and obviously none in their last three on the road. Both teams to score at bet365 may well be worth a flutter at 10/11 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 00:22 p.m. on March 20th, 2018). They have slumped out of the top four and now even holding on to a top-five finish with Arsenal in form and breathing down their necks, may be a stretch. Still, the last time that Chelsea weren’t in the Champions League, they won the Premier League (last season).
There was a 1-0 home win for Chelsea vs Southampton in mid-December and that was Chelsea’s fourth straight Premier League success over the Saints. Southampton, in fact, have won just one of the last nine meetings between the two clubs (W1 D2 L6). Chelsea took a 2-0 win at St Mary’s last season and they are unbeaten in their last four league visit there, winning three of them.
The draw really isn’t out of the question in this one. Chelsea can’t seem to finish off teams and close out games successfully. Southampton haven’t looked like winning a game for a while but they may be able to tough out a point at home against the out-of-sorts Blues.
10th April 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Arsenal v Southampton Premier League Preview, 8th April 2.15pm
Southampton can’t seem to pull themselves out of their relegation problems and after getting stuffed at West Ham last weekend, things are looking pretty dire for the Saints at the moment. They start the weekend two points away from safety. Arsenal played at home in front of a low attendance as they toiled to beat Stoke last weekend. More of the same will probably be expected.
Arsenal 8/15, Draw 10/3, Southampton 9/2* (Betting Odds taken at 8:53 p.m. on April 2nd, 2018)
The Gunners start the weekend five points behind fifth-placed Chelsea, so there is a still a chance that they could nab the UEFA Europa League place for next season. Their bigger focus is on this season’s Europa League though as that offers a route into next season’s’ Champions League, the only way that the Gunners are going to get there. Arsenal have won their last two games in the top flight now, both 3-0 home wins over Watford and Stoke. So things are settled again at the Emirates and Arsenal have a powerful W12 D2 L2 record there this season. They have won four of their last five there and scored at least three goals in each of those victories as well. In the bet365 correct score market an Arsenal 2-0 success is the shortest priced option at 15/2 with a 3-0 result at 12/1 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 7:35 p.m. on April 3rd, 2018). Each of Arsenal’s last seven home games in the top flight have all gone over 2.5 goals and 75% in total this season have made it over the mark. Southampton aren’t likely to contribute too much in this one you would imagine though.
The Saints start the weekend in the drop zone and a 3-0 hammering at West Ham last weekend was a big hammer blow to them. They have lost their last two games now 3-0 and have put together a five-match winless streak. Away from home they have lost their last two and they have failed to net in their last two. They have only managed the one goal in last five games home and away in total. Their away form is W2 D6 L7 this season on the road. They have only come up with the thirteen away goals away from St Marys this season which is an average of just 0.87 per game. They have conceded at an average rate of 1.75 per game and four of their seven away defeats away from home have been by a margin of at least three goals. They are without a clean sheet in any of their last five away games now in the top flight. Only three teams have earned fewer points than Southampton have done in their last eight games. Both teams not to score is at 21/20 odds with bet365* (Betting Odds taken at 7:35 p.m. on April 3rd, 2018) and not bad value.
There was a 1-1 draw between these two down on the South Coast earlier this season and that leaves Arsenal undefeated in four league games against Southampton now (W2 D2). In the last seven Premier League meetings, Arsenal are W3 D2 L2 against Southampton. The Gunners will be defending an unbeaten home record the Saints in the Premier League.
Arsenal should have enough about them to get a win in this one and it will probably to nil as well. Southampton are just sadly lacking an edge at the moment and even though Arsenal had extra work to do in midweek, they still look value for a win.
5th April 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Hammers are in trouble on a three-match losing streak and unrest with the home support in their last home match as well. This is a huge basement battle now against Southampton who are one place beneath them in the drop zone, two points back. The Hammers could do themselves a huge favour in this one, but can they produce the victory over the Saints?
Southampton 8/5, West Ham 9/5, Draw 21/10* (Betting Odds taken at 05:40 a.m. on March 26th, 2018)
The Hammers will be in big trouble if they suffer a defeat in this one. They hold a two-point advantage above Southampton and that’s it, so would fall into the relegation zone if they were to lose this. Their last home game ended in disaster as they were pummeled 3-0 by Burnley, sparking unrest in the crowd. That is a W1 L4 record that the Hammers have posted in their last five league outings. But they have only lost one of their last five home games (the loss against Burnley) in a W2 D2 L1 stretch of form. Things are just going a bit sour for them and this is such a crucial game as far as their survival hopes go right now. West Ham have scored sixteen goals in their fourteen home games, while they have conceded an average of 1.4 per game. Of the goals that they have produced on home soil, they have scored 69% of them in the second half of matches so a half-time draw at Ladbrokes does look a decent option to get behind in this one. With them having conceded at least two goals in each of their last three league games (eleven goals conceded in total), then there are big holes to plug at the back.
The Saints are in danger of being cut adrift a bit further if they were to lose this away game. They suffered a 3-0 loss at Newcastle in their last road game but that snapped a good four-match unbeaten streak of form that they were on away from St Marys (W1 D3). The Saints have won one game only since the end of November but they have shown a degree of resilience in a W1 D5 L2 record, in their last eight league fixtures. They have not been good enough to turn those drawn matches into wins though. In the Ladbrokes correct score market, a 1-1 draw is the shortest-priced option at 5/1* (Betting Odds taken at 05:42 p.m. on March 26th, 2018) and that result has some appeal in this one. It’s a game neither can afford to lose. The Saints have won just twice on the road this season, averaging under a goal per game, while conceding an average of 1.6 goals per away game. They are without a clean sheet in their last four on the road. The pressure is well and truly on.
The Saints delivered a 3-2 home win over West Ham earlier in the season and in the last five Premier League meetings, it is the Saints who are narrowly 3-2 ahead. Southampton won 3-0 in this corresponding fixture last season. Four of the last five meetings have gone over 2.5 goals.
Huge stakes here and Southampton can cash in. Their recent away points at Burnley and West Brom suggest they won’t lose and with West Ham looking a shambles at the moment, the Saints can land a massive three points.
28th March 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Three-quarters of the FA Cup quarter-final match ups turned out to be pretty routine affairs this weekend. Everything is done and dusted with no replays now being played at this stage of the competition and it is four Premier League clubs in the semi finals, Chelsea, Spurs, Southampton and Manchester United being the last four teams left standing.
Of the two semi finals, the big one is Man Utd v Tottenham. The Lilywhites looked as if they could have a tricky tie on their hands at Swansea on the weekend. The Swans had been in great form on home soil, but Spurs, without the injured Harry Kane cruised through to a 3-0 win. They will face Manchester United who laboured to a 2-0 win at Old Trafford over Brighton.
Mark Hughes won his first game in charge of Southampton as the Saints avoided the big banana skin that they faced at League One side Wigan. The Latics had knocked out Man City in the last round but Southampton safely made it through with a 2-0 win. The tightest tie was at the King Power as Leicester and Chelsea went to extra time, where the Blues won it thanks to a header from Pedro.
Tottenahm2/1, Man Utd 9/4, Chelsea 13/8, Southampton 14/1* (betting odds taken at 11:17 p.m. on March 18th, 2018)
Chelsea 3/9, Draw 7/2, Southampton 11/2
Tottenham 6/4, Man Utd 9/4, Draw 9/4* (betting odds taken at 11:17 p.m. on March 18th, 2018)
It should be full advantage to Tottenham now. The semi-finals and the final, of course, are played at Wembley where Spurs are playing their home games this season, so they know the ground and the conditions well. They should be able to get the better of a stuttering Manchester United on the day.
Chelsea should equally be able to enjoy their day out at Wembley in the semi-finals, they will create plenty of space on the Wembley pitch and probably have too much in the bag for Southampton, setting up a nice London derby for the final between Spurs and Chelsea.
19th March 2018 / lee - Category: FA Cup & League Cup Betting
Are Southampton saving themselves for the FA Cup? That is a pretty unlikely scenario and they have just not been performing. But with the sacking of Mauricio Pellegrini will that give them a shake-up? It will be interesting to see how they will perform with the change having been made. League One side Wigan have already taken out major Premier League opposition and won’t have anything to fear in this one.
Southampton 23/20, Draw 9/4, Wigan 5/2* (Betting Odds taken at 04:02 p.m. on March 14th, 2018)
What a journey it has been for Wigan this season. They are in the hunt for promotion up to the Championship and they have had nothing short of an epic FA Cup run. When they started their campaign against League Two side Crawley last November, they probably wouldn’t have imagined how far they would get. They were up against Premier League side Bournemouth in the third round and beat the Cherries 3-0 back at the DW Stadium after almost winning on the south coast. Then they brushed aside West Ham 2-0 at home and then came their biggest success. A 1-0 home win over FA Cup favourites Manchester City thanks to a late strike by Will Grigg. Wigan to win to nil at William Hill has to have some appeal therefore in this one at 9/2 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 04:02 p.m. on March 14th, 2018). They have been so strong at the DW Stadium all season and have lost just one of their last thirteen there and have won five of their last seven on home soil (D1 L1). Wigan have earned eight clean sheets in their last ten home fixtures.
It’s hard to not see the appeal in them and a Wigan 1-0 in the William Hill correct score market is at 15/2 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 04:02 p.m. on March 14th, 2018). There have only been the three games previously between these. The first was an FA Cup meeting which Southampton won 3-0 at home in 1986. Then the two were paired up in the 2012/13 Premier League with Wigan taking four points away from the two games after winning away and drawing at home.
Southampton were abysmal in a league loss against Newcastle last weekend, the players just looked as if they had thrown in the towel. It’ll be interesting to see if that was just a move to get Mauricio Pellegrino out of the door. Southampton are W2 D2 L2 in their last six games and both wins in what sequence were against the struggling West Brom. The Saints have edged their way through the FA Cup this season with one-goal margin wins over Fulham, Watford and then West Brom. Their away from isn’t all that bad really recently with a W3 D3 L1 record posted, it was just the manner of that loss at Newcastle which really hurt, because the Saints were bad. They don’t have a clean sheet in any of their last five road games and under 2.5 goals at William Hill returns 6/10 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 04:02 p.m. on March 14th, 2018). The Saints will be in danger of marching into trouble at the DW.
The Latics are the ones with the appeal in the fixture because of what they have achieved on home soil in the FA Cup already this season. It’s just hard to know if Southampton just stopped playing under Pellegrino or if they are just that bad. Either way, back the home side.
15th March 2018 / lee - Category: FA Cup & League Cup Betting
Both Newcastle and Southampton are in considerable trouble still, sitting just outside of the drop zone and neither of them are in any kind of winning form either. Newcastle are a point better off than the Saints are it would be huge for them if they could open up a four-point gap over Southampton. But the Saints have been proving hard to beat lately.
Newcastle 6/5, Southampton 15/8, Draw 11/5* (Betting Odds taken at 4:25 a.m. on March 6th, 2018)
The Magpies are only two points clear of the drop zone heading into the weekend, sitting fifth from bottom and one of the teams beneath them are Southampton. So this would be a big coup if Newcastle could collect maximum points in this one. The Magpies won their last home game, a surprise 1-0 victory over Manchester United. That was just their fourth home win of the season though and it snapped an eight-match winless streak that they were on at St James’ Park this season in the top flight. Just 29% of Newcastle’s home games this season have made it above two goals and therefore under 2.5 goals at bet365 looks a good place to start for 8/13 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 10:33 p.m. on March 7th, 2018). Newcastle are averaging less than a goal per game at home this season with just the twelve netted in fourteen fixtures. They have failed to score in 43% of their home games this season but are at least on a three-match scoring streak on home soil in the league. 67% of their home goals have been after the halftime break.
Southampton need a win in this one to claw themselves above Newcastle and make a move in survival. They have only lost one of their last seven league games (W1 D5) but it has been those missed opportunities in drawn matches which is keeping them down. Like in their 0-0 home draw with Stoke last weekend. Three of their last four league draws have been by a 1-1 scoreline and in the bet365 correct score market the 1-1 option is at 11/2 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 10:33 p.m. on March 7th, 2018). The Saints have only won twice away from home this season, one coming recently out at bottom side West Brom. Southampton are unbeaten in four on the road (W1 D3) but again there is a lot of draws recently from them. Adding to the expectancy of a low scoring game is that Southampton have averaged only exactly a goal per game away from home this season but they have scored and conceded in each of their last three games away from St Mary’s in the top flight. With them currently being beaten in four on the road, they should at least be good for a point in this one.
There have been a lot of high scoring games between these two recently actually with each of the last five all going over 2.5 goals. There have been two 2-2 draws in the last three league meetings between them, including this season’s earlier clash at St Mary’s. Southampton are W3 D2 up from the last five Premier League meetings with Newcastle and are unbeaten in three visits (W1 D2) to Tyneside.
Hard to pick a winner out of these two as they are both in similar kind of form. Just because the Saints have been so hard to beat lately, it is worth backing the draw in this one.
8th March 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Saints edged their way away from the drop zone a little further with a point out at Burnley last weekend, but they are only the two points clear. This is a huge game coming up for them against Stoke who are second from bottom and only three points. The Saints could really do themselves a huge favour with three home points in this one.
Southampton 3/4, Draw 13/5, Stoke 15/4,* (Betting Odds taken at 04:46 a.m. on February 26th, 2018)
Southampton are just about keeping their heads above water thanks to all the drawn matches they are collected. They have taken a W1 D4 L1 record in their last six league games now and three of those were 1-1 draws. In the Ladbrokes correct score market a 1-1 is at 13/2 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 10:31 p.m. on February 26th, 2018). Five of the last six drawn matches that they have settled for in the league have been by that 1-1 scoreline. So there’s a clear trend there and it is well worth taking a look at. The Saints are without a win in any of their last seven games at St Mary’s in the Premier League (D4 L3) and they are without a clean sheet in any of their last nine at home. It may well be just worth backing both teams to score in this one. Only goal difference is keeping Southampton out of the drop zone heading into the weekend, so three points in this one to open up a four-point lead over Stoke would be pretty huge for them.
The Potters have drawn their last two league games 1-1 and so there’s that scoreline again. Stoke are just W1 D4 L9 on their travels in the top flight and a 1-1 draw out at Leicester on the weekend snapped a three-match losing streak that they were on away from home. The Potters are just D3 L6 in their last nine away from the Bet365 Stadium. The Potters have managed to come up with just the two goals in their last four road games too. Under 2.5 goals at Ladbrokes has to be the way to swing in this one at 19/20 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 10:31 p.m. on February 26th, 2018). They have failed to pick up a clean sheet in any of their last nine out on the road. 29% of their away games have gone above 3.5 goals and that is mostly down to the fact that they have conceded at an average of 2.4 goals per game. Their shambolic defence is going to continuous leave them vulnerable. They have the worst defensive record this season in the league as well as the joint-worst away record.
Stoke are the ones with the head to head form in recent meetings against Southampton have won their last two back to back against them. Southampton lost this corresponding fixture 1-0 last season though and have suffered back to back 1-0 home defeats to the Potters. Overall in the last seven Premier League meetings, Stoke are W4 D1 L2 against Southampton.
Southampton have been tough to beat so they should avoid defeat, but it may be worth just backing them to take full advantage of this situation and land what would be a huge three points for themselves.
27th February 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Burnley’s winless streak has made it into double figures and this is going to be another hard game for them to try and bust that miserable sequence of form in. Southampton still can’t haul themselves out of the relegation zone but have lost only one of their last five played in the top flight.
Southampton 9/5, Burnley 9/5, Draw 2/1* (Betting Odds taken at 00:46 a.m. on February 20th, 2018)
So it is ten games without a win in the league for Burnley now (D5 L5) and they have only collected the one point from their last five home fixtures in the top flight now as well. That was a surprise point too though as they held out for a 1-1 draw against Man City in their last fixture at Turf Moor. Their overall home form now sits at W5 D3 L5 for the season and they have produced only the nine goals on home soil. They have conceded in each their last four games at home though, but still they have been fantastic at the back with only the ten goals conceded overall in their 13 home games. Not too surprisingly, only 15% of games at Turf Moor this season have gone over 2.5 goals. It’s worth looking under 1.5 goals at Betfair for the fixture at 1/2 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 8.29 p.m. on February 20th, 2018). It is well worth considering a half time draw as well as 70% of the goals that Burnley have conceded have been in the second half of matches. The home side have been ahead at half time just three times this season and seven of Burnley’s home games have been 0-0 at the break.
The Saints badly need a win to haul themselves out of the bottom three on the weekend and they did take a victory in their last away game which was out at West Brom. That was only their second away win of the season though but they are W1 D2 in their last three on their travels. Adding to the likelihood of this being a low scoring game the Saints have only averaged a goal per game on their travels but they are without a clean sheet in any of their last nine league games home and away combined. The Saints have opened the scoring just three times away from home this season and will probably have to be pretty patient in trying to break down Burnley’s tough defence at Turf Moor. The Saints have scored in all but one of their last six league outings, so they have been producing consistently enough to at least challenge for a point in this one. James Ward-Prowse is their top scorer away from home with three goals. In the Betfair correct score market the shortest priced option is on the 1-1 draw at 5/1* (Betting Odds taken at 8.29 p.m. on February 20th, 2018) which will carry plenty of appeal. Expect this to be a tight duel all the way.
The Clarets banked a 1-0 win at St Mary’s earlier this season of the Saints making it back to back wins over the Saints by that very scoreline. Burnley have also won their last three home games against Southampton but a 1-0 scoreline so there is a bit of a trend going on there. In the last seven Premier League meeting specifically, things are even with three wins each and a draw.
Burnley may well be able to bust out of their slump here and put a win on the board. They are well rested while Southampton was duelling with West Brom in the FA Cup on the weekend. Look for a 1-0 home win to crop up.
22nd February 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting