Claudio Ranieri takes charge of Fulham for the first time after having come in to replace Slavisa Jokanovic at Craven Cottage. Can the Italian get some momentum started with the Cottagers who are bottom of the league? A win puts them level on points with the struggling Saints. Read our Fulham v Southampton betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on November 19th, 2018 at 10:48 p.m.)
The Cottagers were beaten 2-0 at Anfield in their last game, although they felt a bit hard done by in that one. Still, it leaves them on a horrendous six-match losing streak in the Premier League. Their form at Craven Cottage this season has seen them go W1 D1 L3. Overall, home and away the Cottagers have produced only two points in their last nine games. They are without a goal in any of their last three. Both teams not to score is at 11/10 odds* (betting odds taken on November 20th, 2018 at 4:58 pm)
Across their five home games, this season Fulham have netted six goals and they have gone without a clean sheet in any league fixture so far this term. They have the worst defensive record in the top flight with 31 goals conceded in 12 games. Of the goals that they have come up with at home this season in the EPL, two-thirds of them have been in the first half of matches. As a positive for them, they have outscored Saturday’s opponents Southampton this term. Andre Schurrle has scored two of Fulham’s last three league goals.
Southampton won an FA Cup tie 1-0 at Fulham in January this year
The Saints are on a three-match winning streak against Fulham
Fulham are winless in six games against Southampton
In none of the last three meetings have both teams scored
Three of the last five top-flight meetings have ended in a draw
Southampton’s struggles continued just before the international break as they could only manage a 1-1 home draw against Watford. While it was a point, it means that they have failed to win any of their last eight league games now. The Saints are D3 L1 in their last four games. Away from St Marys Southampton are just W1 D1 L4 for the term, having netted just four goals in their six away games. They have lost three of their last four away games (D1)
Under 2.5 goals is at 10/11 odds* (betting odds taken on November 20th, 2018 at 4:58 pm). It is hard to see Southampton raising too much of an attacking threat against even the bottom side in the league and against the worst defensive in the top flight. At the back themselves, Southampton have conceded an average of over two goals per away game. Home and away combined Southampton have scored just two goals in their last seven league games
A win for Fulham for Claudio Ranieri’s first game in charge appeals here. They get that boost of a fresh start under a new manager and are facing a side who offer little attacking threat. Fulham to win.
21st November 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Southampton’s season got worse last weekend with a loss against Manchester City which just extended their long winless streak in the top flight. It is desperate times for them now and need to turn things around on home soil this weekend. Watford come for a visit after a shock loss out at Newcastle last time out. Read our Southampton v Watford betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on November 5th, 2018 at 8:54 p.m.)
The Saints slumped to a heavy loss out at Manchester City last weekend which leaves them on a seven-match winless streak of form. They have produced just a W0 D3 L3 record on home soil in the top flight this season. In total home and away the Saints have come up with just the one goal in their last six league games. That was a consolation in a 6-1 defeat at Manchester City last weekend and it was from the penalty spot as Danny Ings converted. He has pretty much been the only one doing anything up front when the Saints are actually scoring. Danny Ings is the joint 2/1 anytime goalscorer favourite alongside Charlie Austin for this one* (betting odds taken on November 8th, 2018 at 3:03 pm).
From their home games Southampton have only netted three goals in total and despite that 60% of their home games have gone over 2.5 goals. That doesn’t say a great deal about their defence. Under 2.5 goals is at 8/11 for this one* (betting odds taken on November 8th, 2018 at 3:03 pm). There has been under 2.5 goals in each of Southampton’s last four home games against Watford so there is a big trend there. The Saints are actually unbeaten in 9 of their last 10 against the Hornets, but can they land themselves a big three points this clash? Of the seven home goals that Southampton have conceded this season, all but one of them have been in the second half of games.
Watford won away at Southampton last season, drawing back at home
Southampton are W2 D3 L1 in their last six EPL fixtures against Watford
The Saints are W2 D1 L2 in their last five home league games against Watford
Both teams have scored in the last four league meetings
You never know what is coming from Watford. After back to back wins over Wolves and Huddersfield, they looked to be going in the right direction again. That all fell down though as they suffered a 1-0 loss out at Newcastle last weekend. That leaves the Hornets with a W2 D1 L2 record away from home this season. In none of their last five Premier League games now have both teams scored in a fixture. Both teams NOT to score is at 10/11 odds* (betting odds taken on November 8th, 2018 at 3:03 pm). Watford have come up with six goals in their five away games this season.
The only time they failed to score in an away game this season was in a 2-0 loss at Arsenal. They have conceded just the five goals on the road, earning the one clean sheet. They have scored 67% of their away goals in the first half of matches this season, while they have conceded 80% of their away goals after the half time break. They do have a few selections problems now with Etienne Capoue out through suspension, while Troy Deeney is a doubt because of injury. Others out injured are Tom Cleverley, Daryl Janmaat and Sebastian Prodl. In seven of their last eight away games, there have been under 2.5 goals in Watford’s games. In the correct score market the 1-1 draw is the shortest-priced option at 11/2 odds* (betting odds taken on November 8th, 2018 at 3:03 pm).
The Saints just look extremely poor at the moment and even though they get home advantage and are facing a side who lost on their travels last weekend, Watford are still the ones who appeal. Away win.
8th November 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Manchester City will be expected to collect more points in their title challenge on the weekend when they play host to Southampton. The Citizens have a 100% home record for the season so far in the top flight and will be keen to see that extended. Southampton are winless in six and starting to look like real strugglers. Read our Manchester City v Southampton betting tips for more.
Man City 1/8
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on October 31st, 2018 at 10:39 p.m.)
The Citizens showed great title credentials last weekend as they took a 1-0 away win at Tottenham. That leaves them with back to back wins in the top flight. Back at the Etihad, they have won all five of their games and they haven’t been shy in front of goal either. They have produced a total of 18 goals at home this term. That is a tremendous average of 3.6 0 goals per game. Taking that into consideration a Manchester City to win by three-goal margin is at 15/4 odds* (betting odds taken on October 4th, 2018 at 3:35 pm).
Their defence has really stepped it up as well because they have banked a clean sheet in each of their last six games in the top flight. Manchester City to win to nil is at 4/6 odds* (betting odds taken on October 4th, 2018 at 3:35 pm). Overall they have only conceded twice at home so far at the Etihad. Going back to their powerful attack, they have netted in both halves of all of their home games this season.
A Man City/Man City half-time/full-time bet is at 2/5 odds* (betting odds taken on October 4th, 2018 at 3:35 pm). They have been winning at the half time break in all but one of their home games this season. Adding weight to the support of that is that the Citizens haven’t conceded a second-half goal at home this term. Strangely enough, even though they are top of the table and have that powerful home record going for them, they were two points better off at this stage of last season’s record-breaking campaign.
Man City won both EPL meetings with Southampton last season by a one-goal margin
The Citizens are on a three-match winning streak against the Saints
City have lost one of their last ten against Southampton in the EPL (W7 D2 L1)
Man City have scored at least two goals in seven of their last nine against Southampton
Southampton are winless in their last seven EPL visits to Man City (D1 L6)
Southampton played out a 0-0 draw with Newcastle last weekend, which leaves the Saints with back to back draws in their current form. Wins are still evading them as they have not taken a victory in any of their last six league games now (D3 L3). The reading gets worse too as they have not scored a goal in any of their last five league outings now. With that in mind and considering this is such a difficult away game for them, both teams not to score is at 4/6 odds* (betting odds taken on October 4th, 2018 at 3:35 pm).
The Saints have tallied just three away goals all season, while they have conceded seven. That is from five road games from which they have taken a W1 D1 L3 record. They have earned the two clean sheets away from home this season but it is going to take some doing to pull one off in this one. Southampton have faced two of the current top four sides this season and the Saints suffered 3-0 defeats in both of them, which were against Chelsea and Liverpool.
A Manchester City 3-0 correct score option is at 13/2 odds* (betting odds taken on October 4th, 2018 at 3:35 pm). Southampton have not come up with a goal in the first half of any of their away games this season. Defensively they have conceded 71% of their away goals before the half time break. Southampton have been losing at half time in three of their away games. Only Fulham’s Slavisa Jokanovic and Manchester United’s Jose Mourinho are shorter priced than Saints boss Mark Hughes in the Premier League sack race.
We can only see this being fairly easy for the Citizens on the weekend as they take on a side who are so badly out of form and not scoring goals. Manchester City to win to nil has a lot of appeal and there are some points towards them banking a 3-0 correct score win at the Etihad.
1st November 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
This could be a tense clash down on the south coast as both Southampton and Newcastle could use a morale-boosting win. Newcastle fell to the bottom of the Premier League last weekend with a poor home loss against Brighton. Southampton collected a point in their south coast derby against Bournemouth to keep themselves just away from the drop zone. Read our Southampton v Newcastle betting tips for more.
Southampton even money
Newcastle 11/4* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on October 25th, 2018 at 4:36 p.m.)
Southampton were on a three-match losing streak in the Premier League ahead of their game against south coast rivals Bournemouth last weekend. The Saints collected a point in a 0-0 draw to at least stop the losing rot. Southampton are without a win in their last five games and have collected on a W1 D3 L5 record this season in the top flight. They are still looking for their first home win of the season as well, with just two points earned so far on home soil.
Southampton have scored in just half of their home games and overall home and away are without a league goal in their last four fixtures. Under 1.5 goals is at 7/4 odds* (betting odds taken on October 24th, 2018 at 6:30 pm) and that looks a strong proposition for Southampton v Newcastle betting tips. Southampton have produced just the three goals overall at home this season and two of those were in one game, a 2-2 draw with Brighton.
Given the lack of scoring from the two sides here, both teams not to score is at 3/4 odds* (betting odds taken on October 24th, 2018 at 6:30 pm). The Saints are on a terrible run of home form in the top flight really because they have only taken one victory in their last fifteen home fixtures. Southampton have conceded at least two goals in each of their last three at St Marys. Little surprise really that boss Mark Hughes is under increasing pressure now.
Newcastle took a W1 D1 record in last season’s Premier League meetings
Newcastle have scored at least two goals in three of their last four against the Saints
Southampton are unbeaten in five at home against the Magpies (W4D1)
The last seven games between them have each gone over 2.5 goals
Southampton are W3 D2 L1 in their last six against Newcastle
Southampton have scored thirteen goals in their last four at home against Newcastle
The Magpies have earned one league point from their last seven games now and that was after a confidence-crushing 1-0 home loss against Brighton last weekend. That was just a chance for them to turn the corner and they missed it. They don’t have a home point so far this season and out on the road they are D2 L2. Newcastle have scored in just one of their last four league games and both of the points which they have earned this season were in 0-0 draws at Cardiff and Crystal Palace.
A 0-0 correct score is at 7/1 odds, but shorter at the head of the market is a Southampton 1-0 option at 11/2 odds* (betting odds taken on October 24th, 2018 at 6:30 pm). Newcastle have produced just three away goals all season, while they have conceded five. All three of Newcastle’s away goals this season have been in the first half hour of games. The half time draw option is at even money * (betting odds taken on October 24th, 2018 at 6:30 pm).
That’s well worth a look the Magpies haven’t been behind at half-time in an away game so far. All but one of the away goals that Newcastle have conceded this season have been after the half time break. Overall they have failed to win any of their last seven league away games (D2 L5) and they have collected a win in just one of their last twelve away from St James’ Park (D4 L7). They are now ten points worse off than they were after nine games of last seasons’ top-flight campaign.
Newcastle’s home loss against Brighton last weekend felt like a bit of a nail in their Premier League coffin even this early in the season. Southampton have to grasp this chance at a rare and precious three points for themselves. Home win.
26th October 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Cherries return to league action sat in sixth place in the league and won three of their four games before the international break. So it’s all smiles at the Vitality and they will be expecting more out of this south coast derby. Southampton are once again in a mess having lost their last three games. Read our Bournemouth v Southampton betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on October 15th, 2018 at 7:16 p.m.)
It has been a great season from Bournemouth so far with a W5 D1 L2 record on the board. That has been enough to see them start up again after the international break in sixth place in the table. This could be a good home game for them too as they face up to their south coast rivals who are out of form. The Cherries have won back to back games so are looking for their third straight fixture in a row.
Bournemouth have not put on a great defensive show this season but are appealing at 11/4 to win to nil* (betting odds taken on October 16th, 2018 at 5:41 pm). They are undefeated at home this season with a tremendously positive W3 D1 record on the board.
They have scored at least two goals in each of their league home games as well. So in Bournemouth v Southampton betting tips a 2-0 correct score for the home side looks a decent proposition at 10/1 odds* (betting odds taken on October 16th, 2018 at 4:53 pm).
Of the ten home goals that they have come up with this season, four of them have been in the final fifteen minutes of matches. They have yet to concede a single goal in the first half of any home game this term. A Bournemouth half time win should, therefore, have some decent appeal.
The Saints have been having a tough time of things again this season and pressure is on boss Mark Hughes for sure. They have just the one victory this season and they head back into action on a three-match losing streak. The reading in that gets worse because they failed to score in any of those three losses.
Both teams not to score is at 11/10 odds for Bournemouth v Southampton predictions* (betting odds taken on October 16th, 2018 at 4:53 pm). Southampton have posted a W1 L3 record this season on their travels, having lost their last two (again without scoring) at Liverpool and the newly promoted Wolves.
They have shipped at least two goals in each of their three away defeats this season and although they avoided defeat against the Cherries last term they may have difficulties in doing so again. Southampton have scored just six goals this season, the joint third-lowest tally in the top flight so far.
Southampton collected four points from their two games against Bournemouth last season. In the six previous Premier League meetings between the two south coast sides, Southampton are W3 D2 L1 against the Cherries. Bournemouth are W1 D1 L1 in their three home games against Southampton. Two of the six Premier League meetings made it over 2.5 goals.
The Cherries are more likely to acquit themselves better to the task at hand and you can see the Saints just turning up and trying to contain. Bournemouth are bold enough in attack to break their rivals. Home win.
17th October 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Saints need to dig deep to try and turn the corner as they are in pretty bad shape with just the one win on the board this season. They go into this one after back to back defeats in this one and this is a tough game for them. Chelsea have dropped points in their last two league games in back to back draws. Read our Southampton v Chelsea betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on October 3rd, 2018 at 9:14 p.m.)
The Saints are having a really rough time of things and have failed to win in three league outings now. They have suffered back to back defeats against Liverpool and Wolves and Southampton failed to hit the back of the net in either of those. Overall this season Mark Hughes has seen his troops win just once in a W1 D2 L4 record.
Their home form stands at D2 L1. They have conceded at least two goals in each of their last three games which leaves them vulnerable for the visit of the powerful Chelsea attack. Both teams to NOT score is at 19/20 odds* (betting odds taken on October 4th, 2018 at 5:01 pm)
After their struggles last season, Southampton are actually three points worse off than they were at this stage last term. So there is a decline from them. They have produced only the six league goals this season and just four teams have come up with fewer than that, three of those are sat in the relegation zone.
Surprisingly though, despite their lack of output, the Saints have had 14.6 shots per game on average this season so far in the Premier League, the fifth best. In context, Spurs average less than 14 per game but have scored 14. Southampton have concede an average of 13.6 shots per game against them this season
The Blues have been in great form this season in the top flight and will be defending their unbeaten start under Mauricio Sarri. The Blues have a W5 D2 record for the season, the draws have happened in their last two games against West Ham and Liverpool. The Blues are W2 D1 away from home this season in the league.
Their only failure to win away from home was in a 0-0 draw at West Ham in their last road game. Chelsea have two clean sheets in three away games. Chelsea to win to nil at 7/4 odds* (betting odds taken on October 4th, 2018 at 5:01 pm).
Eden Hazard has been on another level this season and he is at 15/4 odds in the first goalscorer market* (betting odds taken on October 4th, 2018 at 5:01 pm). The Blues have conceded only the one away goal all season and that was in the second half of the match.
For your Southampton v Chelsea betting tips it may be worth looking at a Chelsea/Chelsea half-time/full-time option to push for some extra odds. They have been level at 0-0 in two of their three away games, but are facing a relatively weak Southampton side here.
There was back to back wins for Chelsea over Southampton last season and both of those successes were by a one-goal margin. The Blues are on a six-match winning streak against Southampton in all competitions. Both teams have scored in six of the last eight Premier League meetings.
Chelsea have looked so sharp and full of attacking intent that it is hard to see the Southampton defence holding out against them. Even though they are out on the road, this may be just about as routine as it gets for the Blues. Away win.
5th October 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Wolves have done really well to hold their own up in the top flight and they collected a good point at Old Trafford against Manchester United last weekend. They will be looking for three home points this weekend as they play host to Southampton. The Saints are still stuck with the just the one win this season. Read our Wolves v Southampton betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 24th, 2018 at 11:52 p.m.)
Wolves have only been beaten once this season in the top flight and they are unbeaten in their last four games played (W2 D2). So they have done very well and their performance at Old Trafford last weekend in picking up a 1-1 draw with Manchester United proved that. They were good value for that tie as well. Really the only thing missing from their season would be a higher goal-output as they have only managed to score more than one goal in a game on one occasion this season.
Wolves have scored exactly one goal in each of their last four games and a Wolves 1-0 correct score is at 11/2 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from September 24th, 2018 at 11:24 p.m.). This has to be a good chance for them to improve their home form which stands at W1 D2 so far this term, beating Burnley and holding Everton and Manchester City to draws. Raul Jimenez has scored both of his goals this season on home soil and is the leading option in the anytime goalscorer market for them. Five of the six league goals they have scored have been in the second half of games.
The Saints are stuck on just the one win for the season which was out at Crystal Palace on September 1st. They suffered a 3-0 loss at Liverpool last weekend, which is no embarrassment and they were really never in the game. Their away form is W1 L2 for the term and their defeat at Anfield snapped a four-match scoring streak that they were on, which was a pretty decent return for them as they don’t look staked with a lot of goalscoring power.
They are facing a good Wolves side here and both teams not to score takes our fancy for Wolve v Southampton betting tips. That can be backed at 3/4 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from September 24th, 2018 at 11:24 p.m.). Southampton have won just two of their last ten away games in the Premier League (D3 L5) so haven’t been good travellers at all. As a boost, they will get their top scorer Danny Ings back after missing last weekend’s game at Liverpool against his parent club.
The last time these two met ended in Wolves getting a win over the Saints in the EFL Cup. Wolves are actually on a three-match winning streak against Southampton and they are undefeated in their last five games against them in all competitions. This will be their first league meeting since the 2008/09 Championship.
Wolves have shown enough that they can get a win on the board in this one and we are going to support the home win cropping up. The Saints will get Danny Ings back but that’s unlikely to be enough to stop a Wolves win.
27th September 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
It is all positives around Anfield at the moment with a strong winning start in the Premier League and a success over PSG in their opening Champions League match in midweek. They are a force to be reckoned with given their strengths and form right now. Southampton have just the one win on the board for the season and could face a tough afternoon at Anfield. Read our Liverpool v Southampton betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 19th, 2018 at 6:42 p.m.)
It has been a rocking start to the new season by Liverpool with five wins from five. They have shipped just the two goals as well so have laid down some big defensive improvements from last season. They have conceded in their last two games though, both 2-1 successes out on the road against Leicester and Tottenham. Liverpool have scored at least two goals in four of their five games this season and the Liverpool 2-0 correct score has a decent chunk of appeal at 6/1 odds for this weekend’s fixture* (Betting Odds were taken from September 19th, 2018 at 6:42 p.m.). It is hard seeing them getting tripped up here.
Their two home league games have produced a 4-0 win over West Ham and a 1-0 success over Brighton. So there is the simple option of Liverpool to win to nil at 5/6 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from September 19th, 2018 at 6:42 p.m.). Liverpool have actually kept a clean sheet in their last seven Premier League home games which is a fantastic record. They are undefeated in their last 23 home matches as well in the top flight. There is another trend with them as they have been winning at half time and full time in each of their last six games.
Not an easy game for the Saints here who are looking for just their second win of the season. Their record so far this term reads W1 D2 L2, their lone success happening out on the road against Crystal Palace. Their other away game ended in a 2-1 loss against Everton. Last weekend they played a 2-2 home draw in a south coast derby against Brighton, throwing away a good lead. Looking very much a side who are going to struggle for a high output in front of goal, they have scored exactly two goals in their last two games.
Their main performer in getting goals, Danny Ings isn’t going to be available for this one as he would be up against his parent club. So it could be Charlie Austin coming in to lead the line instead. As we don’t see them scoring in the game under 2.5 goals is well worth a flutter at 8/5 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from September 19th, 2018 at 6:42 p.m.). Liverpool have more scoring power in them, but we are taking into consideration the effort of the Reds in the Champions League in midweek.
Liverpool took comfortable back to back wins over Southampton last season, both with a clean sheet. The Reds are unbeaten in four league contests against the Saints with a W2 D2 record. None of the last six meetings in all competitions have seen both teams score in a fixture. Liverpool are W3 D2 L1 in their last Premier League games against Southampton and are W2 D2 on home soil against them.
Liverpool just look unstoppable at the moment and given what we have seen from the saints so far, it is unlikely that investors are going to trip up the Reds. For our Liverpool v Southampton betting tips, we are looking at the simple Liverpool to win to nil option.
19th September 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Premier League action this weeks rounds off with a south coast battle between Southampton and Brighton. There shouldn’t be too much to choose between them either as both teams are sat level on four points each. This may not be a high scoring, high octane rollercoaster ride. Read our Southampton v Brighton betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 13th, 2018 at 8:16 p.m.)
The Saints will have been mightily relieved to have picked up their first win of the season which came in a 2-0 success out at Crystal Palace just before the international break. That moved them on to four points from their four games for the season. Their two home performances have yielded just the one point which was in a 0-0 draw against Burnley right at the start of the season. Southampton are not a side in great home form at all as they have failed to win 12 of their last 13 home games in the Premier League now. Because we see the win over Palace doing the Saints a power of good though, Southampton to win by a 1 goal margin is at 13/5 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from September 13th, 2018 at 8:16 p.m.)
Boss Mark Hughes pretty much has a full squad to choose from and whichever way this swings we can only see it going under 2.5 goals and that is an 8/13 odds option at bet365* (Betting Odds were taken on September 13th, 2018 at 8:16 p.m.). Each of the last three between these two have gone under the line. It is still hard to see how Southampton are actually going to get a lot of goals on the board this season. Danny Ings has two of their three league goals this term. All four of their goals this season have come in the second half of matches so the half time draw should have big appeal.
Brighton have put four points on the board in the Premier League this season but all of those points were delivered on home soil with a win over Manchester United and then a draw against Fulham just before the international break. So they have found some nice form and scoring at the Amex but the story on the road is totally different for them. They are without a point and without a single goal away from home. Both teams to NOT score is at 4/5 odds* (Betting Odds were taken on September 13th, 2018 at 8:16 p.m.). Both of Brighton’s away games this season have ended up that way.
Brighton are without a win in any of their last fifteen away games in the Premier League now and we spot a trend in their games. They have been losing at half time and at full time in each of their last four road games in the top flight. A Southampton/Southampton half time/full time bet is at 5/2 odds and is one of our top Southampton v Brighton betting tips. Their defence has been a concern as they have conceded exactly two goals in three of their four games played this term.
The two south coast rivals have met already this season with the Saints taking a 1-0 EFL Cup win at Brighton. There were 1-1 draws in both league meetings between them last season and those were the first games between them since the 2011/12 Champions League. Both teams have scored in just three of the last seven classes. Southampton are unbeaten in three on home soil against the Seagulls (W1 D2).
Brighton have done well this season to collect the points they have done, but those were on home soil. We have to roll with the Saints collecting a narrow win in this one. So for our Southampton v Brighton betting tips, we are going with a Southampton to win by a one-goal margin effort.
15th September 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Eagles are stuck on just the three points for the season having now suffered back to back defeats. So they will want to stop the rot as quickly as possible. As expected there has been a low output from Southampton so far who have managed to pick up just the one point so far and have been struggling as an offensive unit. Read our Crystal Palace v Southampton betting tips for more.
Crystal Palace 19/20
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 29th, 2018 at 6:35 p.m.)
The Eagles need to snap their losing streak having suffered back to back losses against Liverpool and then Watford. Of the three league goals that the Eagles have scored this season Wilfried Zaha has two of them and he is the 7/4 joint anytime goalscorer favourite for this one alongside teammate Christian Benteke who is yet to get off the mark* (Betting Odds were taken from August 29th, 2018 at 6:35 p.m.). All three of Palace’s goals this season have come from open play. This will be just the second home game for Palace this season having battled well but still losing a tough fixture against Liverpool there. It was a 2-1 loss out at Watford for them last weekend.
They will get defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka back after his ban but they are missing Pape Souare and Scott Dann. Surprisingly the Eagles haven’t actually averaged as many shots per game as Southampton had done this season but regardless of that, they have scored one goal more than Saturdays’ opponents this term. We don’t see a lot of goals flying around in his one and under 2.5 goals is at 4/6 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from August 29th, 2018 at 6:35 p.m.). Palace were on a three-match winning streak in the league at home before that recent loss against Liverpool there. They finished last season with a W7 D5 L7 record at Selhurst Park.
The Saints are on the hunt for their first win of the season. They opened with a home draw against Burnley and then suffered back to back defeats against Leicester. Both losses were by a one-goal margin. A Crystal Palace 1-0 correct score for this one is at 17/2 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from August 29th, 2018 at 6:35 p.m.) and it’s not too easy to see how the Saints are going to come up with a win in this one at all.
Southampton have now failed to win 25 of their last 28 games in the Premier League. A failure to do so in this one surely has to leave boss Mark Hughes under pressure and he is at 9/2 in the Premier League Next Manager To Go market* (Betting Odds were taken from August 29th, 2018 at 6:35 p.m.). The Saints won just three-times on their travels last season and they averaged under a goal per game away from St Mary’s. Nothing much seems to have changed.
There was an away win in both meetings last season and both of those wins were by a one-goal margin only. Things are just set evenly over the last six league meetings with three wins each. Southampton have won three of their last four home games against Palace in all competitions and surprisingly three of the last four meetings between them in the Premier League have actually produced over 2.5 goals.
The Eagles get our nod in the match outright as our simple betting tip for the Crystal Palace v Southampton game. They just have more about them going forward, they will get stuck in more and Wilfried Zaha could simply be the difference. Home win.
30th August 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting