The Saints have really done ever so well to give themselves a good shot at survival. They will be looking for their third win in a row as they play host to Crystal Palace on Tuesday night. The Eagles are on a slide after back to back defeats and are level on points with Southampton. and our Southampton v Crystal Palace betting tips for more.
Crystal Palace 21/10
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on January 25th, 2019 at 11:54 p.m.)
What a turnaround in Southampton’s season it has been since their managerial change. The Saints are undefeated in their last three games, having won the last two back-to-back. Both of those wins were 2-1 scoreline victories over Leicester and then Everton. At home, this season Southampton are W-2 D5 L4. Both home wins have both been inside their last four home fixtures and were against Arsenal and then Everton. Southampton have totalled 13 goals at home this season, conceding 18. 73% of their home games have gone over 2.5 goals.
Southampton have earned a clean sheet in 18% of their home games this season, but both teams have scored 73% of games at St Mary’s. The Saints are currently on a six-match scoring streak at home, but on the flip side of that, they have conceded in each of their last six as well. Each of the last five EPL fixtures at St Mary’s have ended up over 2.5 goals so there is a trend there. Southampton have conceded 61% of their home goals this season in the second half of matches.
The Saints took a 2-0 win at Selhurst Park in September
The Saints are W3 L1 in their last four EPL games against Palace
Palace have lost six of their last seven League visits to St Marys
Both teams have scored in two of the five League meetings
While they have had some tough fixtures lately, Crystal Palace are starting to slide back towards the Premier League drop zone. A 4-3 loss at Liverpool in their last League fixture has seen them lose three of their last four played (W1). Overall this season Crystal Palace have taken a W4 D1 L7 record on their travels. They had put together back-to-back away League victories over Manchester City and Wolves before losing at Anfield in their last game. In total Crystal Palace have scored 17 goals on their travels this season, conceding 21.
442% of Crystal Palace’s away games so far have ended up over 3.5 goals. The Eagles have taken a clean sheet in 33% of their away games and have actually only failed to score in two road fixtures this season. They are on a five-match scoring streak away from Selhurst Park at the moment. Palace have actually scored at least two goals in each of their last four League away games. Palace have conceded 71% of away goals in the second half of matches, while they have scored 65% of their road goals after the halftime break. Their survival seems to be heavily reliant on their away form.
The Saints are improving while Palace, despite some really spirited efforts are going in the other direction. It could be another great chance for Southampton to come up with some big survival points for themselves, especially after resting on the weekend.
28th January 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Saints collected an important three points last weekend with a surprise away win at Leicester. That life them out of the drop zone and up into sixteenth. Can They build no that? Everton dug out a tough home win over Bournemouth but still haven’t been carrying a great deal of form. Read our Southampton v Everton betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on January 14th, 2019 at 9:40 p.m.)
The Saints dug out a big three points out at Leicester last weekend
That is four points from their last two league games
Still, their home form leaves a lot to be desired at W1 D5 L4 this season
Southampton had to play an FA Cup replay against Derby in midweek
The Saints have lost their last two home games, conceding five goals in total
They have produced 11 goals on home soil this season, conceding 17
In total, they have come up with two clean sheets at St Mary’s
70% of league games at St Mary’s have gone over 2.5 goals
Of the 11 home goals, 7 of them have been scored in the first period of matches
Southampton have no clean sheet in their last five at home in the EPL
In fact, the Saints have conceded at least two goals in each of their last four home games
Newcastle and Huddersfield are the only two sides with worse home records than Southampton in the top flight
The Saints start the weekend now one point clear of the relegation zone
Everton took a 2-1 league home win over the Saints back in mid-August
Southampton won this co fixture last season through 4-1
Both teams have scored in four of the last ten meetings
The Saints have won their last two at home against the Toffees in the EPL
The Toffees earned a 2-0 home win over Bournemouth last Sunday
That leaves them at W2 D2 L4 in their last eight league games
Overall this season they have produced just two away wins (W2 D3 L5)
They have scored 13 and have conceded 15 goals on their travels
Five of their thirteen away goals came in a recent win at Burnley
Everton have lost three of their last four on the road (W1)
They have managed just the one win in their last six road games in the top flight
60% of their away games have made it over 2.5 goals
The Toffees have produced only the one clean sheet this season away from home
Everton’s half time away record is W1 D7 L2 this season
Five of their half time away scores have been 0-0
They have conceded two-thirds of their away goals in the second half of away games
Each of their last three league games have gone under 2.5 goals (home and away)
The draw is the most appealing option in the match outright here. The Saints had extra midweek work in the FA Cup which could work against them. Everton haven’t been great on the road and may just find the Saints too tough to crack. Draw.
17th January 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Foxes have won three of their last four in the top flight and they will start the weekend in seventh place. A bit more strong momentum could see them push towards Europe next season. Southampton earned a great point for themselves at Chelsea to start the new year. But the Saints remain lodged in the bottom three. Read our Leicester v Southampton betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on January 7th, 2019 at 10:41 p.m.)
The Foxes took a 1-0 away win at Everton on New Year’s Day
That’s three wins in their last four games now
They did suffer a reverse in their last home game, a 1-0 loss against Cardiff
Leicester are W4 D2 L4 on home soil in the EPL this season
They have only produced the 12 goals in their ten home games
But have conceded an average of a goal per game against
Only 40% of their home games this season have ended over 2.5 goals
Leicester have tallied up the three clean sheets at home so far
Leicester have been level at half time in half of their home games (W2 L3)
They are without a clean sheet in three at the King Power
Of the goals that they have conceded at home 70% of them have been in the first period
Leicester have only opened the scoring at home twice this term
Leicester won 2-1 at Southampton in August in an EPL meeting
There was a 0-0 draw then at the King Power in the EFL Cup (Foxes won on penalties)
The last three games between them at Leicester have ended 0-0
Both teams have scored in just three of the last eleven meetings
The Saints picked up a great point in a 0-0 draw at Chelsea on January 2nd
Their away form is W2 D2 L7 this season now after that
They have remained undefeated in their last two away from St Marys
Southampton have produced only then 10 away goals, conceding 21
36% of their away games this season have gone over 3.5 goals
The saints have lost six of their last eight away from home in the top flight (W1 D1)
They have earned a clean sheet in three road games this season
Southampton have been level at half time in five of their away EPL fixtures
The Saints have produced the opening goal of just three of their eleven away games
Only three teams have a worse away record in the EPL than the Saints have
In total home and away Southampton have one clean sheet in eleven league outings
The Foxes should be the ones on the front foot for most of the game and they may be able to take advantage of home soil. The Saints may just fall a little bit short and so a low scoring home win looks the best fit.
9th January 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Chelsea made it back to back Premier League wins as they collected a good three points at Selhurst Park against Crystal Palace on Sunday. That gave them a nice cushion inside the top four. They will be looking to push on against Southampton who have fallen into losing ways again. The Saints have lost their last two. Read our Chelsea v Southampton betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on December 31st, 2018 at 1:08 a.m.)
The Blues earned a 1-0 win at Crystal Palace on Sunday
That is back to back league wins for them now
Chelsea have taken a good W4 L1 record in their last five games
Overall this season the Blues have posted a W6 D3 L1 record at home in the EPL
The Blues suffered their first home defeat of the season in their last fixture at Stamford Bridge (Leicester)
Chelsea have tallied 19 goals in ten home games, conceding just eight
Less than half of their home games have gone above 2.5 goals
Chelsea have won 30% of their home games to nil this season
Each of the last five league games at Stamford Bridge have ended under 2.5 goals
Chelsea have not been losing at the break in any home fixture this season
They have conceded 62% of their home goals in the second period of matches
The Blues have opened the scoring in all but three of their home fixtures
The Blues eased to a 3-0 win at St Mary’s in the season’s first meeting
Chelsea are on a seven-match winning streak in all competitions against Southampton
Southampton have conceded at least two goals in six of their last seven against Chelsea
The Saints are on a three-match losing streak at home against the Blues
Southampton have landed back to back losses after a 3-1 defeat against Man City on Sunday
That is five defeats in their last eight Premier League fixtures (W2 D1)
Overall this season Southampton have a W2 D1 L7 record on their top-flight travels
They won their last away game which was at Huddersfield
They were a four-match losing streak away before that
Southampton have averaged exactly a goal per game away from home
60% of their away games have gone over 2.5 goals
They have been losing at the half time break in five of their ten road games
There has been no clean sheet for Southampton in their last ten league games
They have put together a four-match scoring streak in the league though
Just three times away from home have Southampton got the first goal of a game
There are only four sides with a worse away record than that of the Saints
Only Burnley and Fulham have conceded more goals than they have
The Blues are looking a little more robust at the moment and they should get the home win. Southampton are still conceding goals and Chelsea have the quality to see them off. Chelsea to win to nil.
31st December 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Saints had their small positive burst of form snapped in midweek as they lost against West Ham. They stay at home for the weekend when Manchester City come for a visit. The Citizens suffered another shock on Boxing day as they were uttered by Leicester, making it three defeats in four games. What next for them? Read our Southampton v Manchester City betting tips for more.
Man City 1/3
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on December 28th, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.)
The Saints suffered a 2-1 home defeat against West Ham on Thursday night
They had won back to back games against Arsenal and Huddersfield before that
Their overall home form is W1 D5 L3 for the season
Southampton have produced only the ten home goals
Six of their ten home goals have been scored in their last three at St Marys
Southampton have conceded 14 goals in their nine home fixtures
67% of games at St Marys have gone over 2.5 goals
A third of league fixtures at St Mary’s have produced at least four goals
Southampton are looking for just their third home clean sheet
They have conceded in each of their last nine EPL games
There has been no home clean sheet for Southampton in their last four
Just once this season have the Saints been behind at the half time break on home soil (W3 D5)
Southampton have conceded at least two goals in each for their last three home games
71%$ of their goals conceded at St Marys have been in the second half of fixtures
City collected a 6-1 home win over Southampton earlier this season
The Citizens are on a four-match EPL winning streak against the Saints
Southampton are winless in six league games against Man City
Five of the last seven meetings have gone over 2.5 goals
Manchester City are off the boil after losing at Leicester On Boxing Day
That is a W1 L3 record in their last four Premier League games
It also means that they have lost back to back road games in the top flight
City’s defence have shipped eight goals in their last four league games
There has been no EPL clean sheet for Manchester City in their last six games
Overall this season Man City have posted a W5 D2 L2 away record
Eight of City’s last nine league games have gone over 2.5 goals
The Citizens have produced 16 away goals this season, conceding 6
Four of their six away goals conceded have been in the last two on the road
City have earned a clean sheet in 56% of their away games
Less than half of their away games have gone above 2.5 goals
Manchester City have no clean sheet in their last three away games
They have scored 62% of away goals in the first half of matches
Their half time record on their travels is at W5 D3 L1
The Citizens have opened the scoring in six of their nine away games
City are the top scorers in the league this season and only Liverpool have conceded fewer
It’s not happening for Manchester City. They are looking nervous at the back. Will Southampton have enough punch going forward to take them down? Even with their drop in form, Man City should still win this one. But look at the Man City to win & both teams to score option.
29th December 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Saints have landed back to back league wins after beating Huddersfield in a big basement scrap on the weekend. So their future is starting to look a little brighter. They get a home game against West Ham on Thursday. The Hammers had their four-match winning streak snapped in a loss against Watford on the weekend. Read our Southampton v West Ham betting tips for more.
West Ham 11/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on December 23rd, 2018 at 2:12 p.m.)
Southampton collected a 3-1 win at Huddersfield on the weekend
That left them with back to back league wins after winning one of their first sixteen
Their home form for the season is W1 D5 L2
The Saints collected a surprise 3-2 win over Arsenal in their last home game
Southampton are on a four-match undefeated streak at home (W1 D3)
They have tallied the nine goals in their eight home fixtures this season
62% of league games at St Mary’s have gone over 2.5 goals
A quarter of league games at St Mary’s this season have been over 2.5 goals at half time
The Saints are without a top-flight clean sheet in eight
They have scored in each of their last three home games
Southampton have been trailing at the midway point of just one home game this term
The Saints have scored two-thirds of their home goals in the first half of games
They have conceded two-thirds of their home goals in the second half
Southampton have actually scored first in five of their eight home games
Only three sides have a worse EPL defensive record than Southampton this season
Southampton and West Ham traded home wins in last season’s EPL
Things are even with three wins each in the last six league clashes
Five of the last six clashes have gone over 2.5 goals
Southampton have lost just one of their last nine at home against West Ham
The Hammers suffered a 2-0 loss at Watford on the weekend
They had been on a four-match winning streak before that
The Irons are W3 D2 L3 this season on their Premier League travels
They have scored 11 and conceded 11 in their away games
50% of their away games have gone above the 2.5 goal line
The Hammers have won their last two away games, both to nil
Those are their only two clean sheets away from home this season
They have remained undefeated in their last four on the road (W2 D2)
Five of West Ham’s seven league wins this season have been by a two-goal margin
They are on a four-match scoring streak away from home
The London club have scored 64% of their away goals in the first half of games
Home and away combined West Ham have suffered two defeats in their last nine
The Saints have to have a decent chance of coming up with something. They have started scoring and confidence will be back with them. West Ham are in pretty decent shape though and we like the look of the draw in the match outright.
26th December 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Southampton pulled off one of the shocks of the Premier League season in taking a win over Arsenal last weekend to climb out of the drop zone. They have a big opportunity here to put big distance between themselves and Huddersfield who are second from bottom. The Terriers are on a four-match losing streak and would be in bigger trouble if they lost this home game. Read our Huddersfield v Southampton betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on December 18th, 2018 at 1:37 p.m.)
Huddersfield suffered a harsh defeat on home soil against Newcastle last weekend in Premier League action. That was their fourth straight defeat in the top flight. So their current form is down and it has left them W1 D2 L6 at home this season in the EPL. They have lost their last two there. In their nine home games, Huddersfield have managed to produce just the three goals, conceding eleven. Just 22% of their home games have gone above 2.5 goals. Actually, less than half of the games at the John Smiths this season have made it over 1.5 goals
Huddersfield do have two clean sheets at home this season but they have failed to score in 67% of their home fixtures. They don’t have a clean sheet in any of their last three on home soil. Going back to those three home goals which they have scored, they have been netted in the first period of matches. In four of their nine home fixtures so far the Terriers have been losing at the halftime break in four of them (W2 D3). No team has claimed fewer home points in this season’s EPL than Huddersfield have
There were two draws in the EPL between these two last season
Huddersfield are unbeaten in three home games against the Saints (W2 D1)
There was a 0-0 between them at the John Smith’s last term
Just one of the last four meetings have gone over 2.5 goals
The Saints earned a much-needed win last weekend. They came up with a late winner to bank a 3-2 success at St Mary’s against Arsenal. They had been on a twelve match winless streak before that victory. They have to work on turning around their away form though because they are on a four-match losing streak on their travels. They have taken one point from their last seven road games in the Premier League. Overall this season Southampton have only picked up a W1 D1 L7 record.
In their nine road games in the top flight, the Saints have managed seven goals. Of those seven goals, five of them have come after the halftime break. Southampton have conceded an average of 2.2 goals per away game. They have only scored in 56% of their away games this season. They have actually lost one-third of their away fixtures to nil this season and yet despite all of that, 33% of Southampton’s away games have gone above 3.5 goals. In none of their away games have Southampton been leading at halftime (D4 L%). They have not kept a clean sheet in any of their last seven league games.
Confidence is everything. Huddersfield look short of it while Southampton will have had a tremendous fill of it after beating last weekend. We are going to predict that the Saints can build on that success last weekend. Away win.
19th December 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Southampton are still having a rough time of things and lost last weekend against Cardiff in Ralph Hasenhuttl’s first game in charge. There’s a lot of work for the new boss to do. A game against an Arsenal side who are unbeaten in fourteen league games probably isn’t going to help their fight against survival at the moment. Read our Southampton v Arsenal betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on December 12th, 2018 at 10:03 p.m.)
Southampton’s miserable season continued as they suffered a defeat against Cardiff last weekend. Not the greatest of starts then for new manager Ralph Hasenhuttl. That is back to back defeats that the Saints have lost now in the top flight and it extended their winless streak to twelve in the top flight. There has been no home win still for Southampton all season in the EPL, having posted a D5 L2 record at St Mary’s. They are unbeaten in their last three home games though (D1). In total, they have managed only six goals in seven games at St Mary’s this term which is a poor return.
57% of their league home games have gone over 2.5 goals, their lack of scoring playing their part in that. The Saints have failed to score in 43% of their home games. There has been no clean sheet for Southampton in any of their last six games in the top flight (home and away combined). They have shipped 70% of their home goals after the halftime break. Only one side has scored fewer goals in this season’s EPL than Southampton (Huddersfield). No side has earned fewer home points than Southampton have managed.
Arsenal took four points from the two EPL meetings with the Saints last season
Arsenal are unbeaten in five EPL games against Southampton (W3 D2)
Both teams have scored in three of the last four league meetings
Southampton are W2 D1 L1 in their last four in the EPL at home against the Gunners
The Gunners edged a 1-0 win at home against Huddersfield last weekend in what proved to be a tougher challenge than expected against the Terriers. That extended their unbeaten form to fourteen league matches. The Gunners have put up numbers of W4 D2 L1 record away from home in this season’s top flight and are undefeated in their last six on the road. In their last away game, they played out a 2-2 draw at Old Trafford against Manchester United. In their away games they have scored 18 and have conceded 12.
All of their away games have gone over 2.5 goals and actually, 71% of Arsenal’s away games this season have gone over 3.5 goals. There has been no clean sheet for the Gunners away from home in the EPL this season and they have actually conceded in both halves in 57% of road games. The one big surprising stat surrounding Arsenal this season is that in no game have they been leading at half-time (D12 L4). They have scored in each of their last 15 league games and have netted at least two goals in all away games this term. 12 of their 18 away goals have been scored after the halftime break
* (betting odds taken on December 12th, 2018 at 10:49 pm)
It doesn’t really look like a game that Arsenal should be losing at the moment at all. They have the form of the two and there are still big defensive cracks in the Southampton back line. Arsenal can expose that. Arsenal to win & both teams to score.
15th December 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Cardiff will be looking for more home joy as they play host to Southampton on the weekend. This is going to be a big game in the fight against relegation. The Bluebirds have picked up some great results on home soil lately. Will that spell more trouble for Southampton who are a club in transition after the recent sacking of manager Mark Hughes. Read our Cardiff v Southampton betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on December 4th, 2018 at 7:41 p.m.)
Cardiff had another setback in midweek as they went to West Ham and suffered a 3-1 loss. That extended a trend with the Bluebirds as they have alternated between a loss and a win in each of their last five (W2 L3). The positive is, if that continues then they would be due a win on home soil here. The Bluebirds have produced form of W3 D1 L4 at home so far this season. Their last two home successes have both been by a 2-1 scoreline. Their form at home has definitely been on the up as they are W3 L1 in their last four there. In total on home turf Cardiff have come up with 11 goals and they have conceded 15.
75% of their home games in the EPL have gone over 2.5 goals this season. Surprisingly, almost 40% of their home games this season have seen at least five goals. That’s largely down to the defence of Cardiff as they have managed only the one clean sheet at home this season. They are on a run of seven games on home soil without a clean sheet at the moment. Home and away combined they have shipped at least one goal in each of their last twelve. Both teams have scored in 62% of games in Cardiff. The Bluebirds have yet to be winning at half time in any league game this season.
The last league meeting was in the 2013/14 EPL season
There was an away win for both during that season
Cardiff have won five of their last six at home against the Saints
Three of Cardiff’s last five home wins over the Saints have been 2-1 wins
Southampton took another big hit in midweek. New boss Ralph Hasenhuttl watched on as their defence once again fell apart in a 3-1 loss against Spurs. That result leaves Southampton with no win in their last eleven league games. Southampton have alternated between a draw and a loss in each of their last six games. This season on their travels in the top flight, the Saints have come up with seven goals and they have conceded nineteen. 62% of Southampton’s away games have ended over 2.5 goals which largely sums up the difficulties they have been having at the back.
The Saints are on a three-match losing streak on the road and they have shipped twelve goals in those three games. In five of their eight road games, this season the Saints have been losing at half time in five of those. They have not earned a clean sheet in any of their last five (home and away combined) and have conceded at least two goals in each of their last three road games. Southampton are looking to snap a six-match winless away streak. 63% of their away goals conceded have been in the first half of games. Only Cardiff and Fulham have a worse away record than Southampton this season. Only three teams have conceded more goals than they have done.
The fact that Cardiff have been finding ways to pick up good points on home soil should count for something in this one. They may have enough to get past a Southampton side who are still trying to sort their future out.
6th December 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Saints took action and sacked Mark Hughes as they look to shake things up. They did play out a 2-2 draw against Man Utd on the weekend, but they are the only side in the top flight to have not won more than one game this season. They may find Spurs in a bullish mood as they look to respond to a loss in the North London derby against Arsenal on Sunday. Read our Tottenham v Southampton betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on November 3rd, 2018 at 2:18 p.m.)
Tottenham lost the North London derby 4-2 against Arsenal last weekend, snapping a three-match winning streak that they were on. That means that Tottenham have lost three of their four matches against the current top four this term. But as positive for this one, they have won all of their games against sides currently in the bottom half of the table. At home this season, Spurs have a W3 D0 L2 record.
In those games they have come up with eight goals, conceding the five. Spurs have made only the one clean sheet. Both teams have scored in 60% of Tottenham’s home games. Spurs have lost just four of their 38 home league games. Spurs have scored the opening goal in three of their five games at home. Spurs/Spurs halftime/full time is at even money odds* (betting odds taken on December 3rd, 2018 at 5:18 pm).
They have been leading at half time in three of their five home games. All but one of their last four games in the league have made it over 3.5 goals. Spurs have hit the back of the net in each of their last four, and half of Tottenham’s league victories this season have been by a margin of two goals. Spurs to win by a two-goal margin is at 3/1 odds* (betting odds taken on December 3rd, 2018 at 5:18 pm). Tottenham have won all but one of their last seven home games against Southampton across all competitions
Tottenham won this corresponding fixture 5-2 last season
Spurs are unbeaten in their last four EPL games against the Saints (W3 D1)
Southampton have won just one of their last 12 against Spurs
Both teams have scored in each of the last five meetings
Spurs have won their last two on home soil against the Saints
The Saints picked up a 2-2 draw at home against Manchester United and while that felt like a point gained, it was two lost. They had a 2-0 lead in the first half to try and defend. They couldn’t do it and the club sacked Mark Hughes on Monday after three wins since taking over last season. Southampton are now on a ten-match winless streak of form in the Premier League and are just W1 D6 L7 all season.
Away from St Mary’s the reading isn’t good at W1 D1 L5, their only victory coming at Selhurst Park against Crystal Palace. They have faced three of the current top six sides this season and have lost all of them. Southampton have averaged over two goals against per away game this term. A Tottenham 2-0 correct score is at 6/1 odds* (betting odds taken on December 3rd, 2018 at 5:18 pm).
They have taken one point in their last five away games, and the Saints have shipped at least two goals in all but two of their away games this season. Southampton have come up with only the six away goals all season. But despite that, they have been losing at halftime in four of their seven away games. Of the goals which they have conceded on their travels, 69% of them have actually been in the first half of matches, so they are getting themselves into problems early. Only Cardiff and Fulham have earned fewer away points than Southampton
Spurs should have enough to snap back to winning ways immediately. Southampton have a lot of sorting out to do and they should find Spurs a lot harder to deal with than they did Manchester United. Home win to nil.
3rd December 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting