Southampton (@2.05) vs Bournemouth (@3.75)

Our Prediction:

Southampton will win

Southampton – Bournemouth Match Prediction | 21-09-2019 15:00

Southampton come into this match with 37 points on the board from 35 games. From their last five games, they have seven points, so its not been a poor stretch for them. A win would not officially confirm it as of yet, but it would realistically be the points that put them over the top, youd have to think. That puts them six ahead of Cardiff meaning that they are nearly there. Even if they dont do it here, they have a decent run in and should be fairly confident seeing as how Huddersfield is last up.

The hosts want this win more than the visitors and we are positive that Shane Long and Co. Southamptons Premier League status is still in great danger, but thanks to a 1-1 draw with Watford, they moved one step closer to securing the top flight survival. are going to prove their worth on the field. The Saints are six points clear of the relegation zone and, no doubt, they are eager to grab something from Saturdays football match against Bournemouth.

When Southampton plays at home, all the cards are on the table. They will need a lot from Morocco international Sofiane Boufal in order for them to get a good result in this game. In their last game against Sheffield Utd, they were playing a careful brand of football and scored one vital goal while keeping their sheet clean. In this game against Bournemouth, they are regarded as slight favorites by all the relevant booking sites. Southampton will have all of their players ready to contribute in this game. Their home goal difference this season is 4:3. In the 3 competitive home games played this season they have a win, one loss, and one draw.

Those three wins represent three of the five total they have, a real uptick in form. The Saints will come into this match with a pedestrian home record that has seen them grab 21 points from 17 games so far. Its far from the best, but its also better than a few sides and that has helped them get in the spot they are in now; almost across the line. In their last four outings at home, they have nine points via three wins so things are going well of late.

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In their last five matches away from home, they have six points, with two wins coming from their last three. Not bad at all ahead of this derby. The Cherries had struggled on the road this term, taking just 15 points from 17 fixtures thus far. Shipping 37 goals, an average of over two per match, hasnt helped their cause much at all. They have failed to record a single away draw, either, so its very much been either feast or famine with five wins and 12 losses to their names.

Southampton managed to avoid relegation last season after improving vastly under the management of Ralph Hassenhuttl following a dreadful start under Mark Hughes. The Austrian boss will no doubt have been hoping his side could take some momentum from that form into the new campaign but instead they fell to defeats in the opening two weeks, 3-0 away at Burnley and 1-2 at home to Southampton.

Currently, bookmakers favor a home win by Southampton. To 29% the game ends with a draw. Southampton won two matches in the past direct comparisons, Bournemouth won zero matches and four matches ended in a draw. If you bet 10 you get 20,50 back (profit = 10,50). The highest win for tips on home win beckons you at bet365, where the odds are 2.05. The odds can be used to determine probabilities for the outcome of the match. The highest odds for a bet on a home win foran away win for Bournemouth are so far 3.75 at betfair. Southampton will win by 49%, while Bournemouth will win by 29%.

For this game, their manager will have all of the players ready to contribute. They have lost their last game away from home against Leicester but have won against Aston Villa. They will expect a lot from Calum Wilson in this game. They have defeated Everton in the last round match and they have been playing well in that game. Bournemouth is in an okay league form this season as they are currently in the middle of the table in the Premier League.

They are a strong team with many goal-scoring options and a solid tradition behind them. Historically you always know what to expect when these 2 teams play each other. They have won against Sheffield Utd 1:0 which is a perfect reminder for everyone of how good Southampton can be. Besides that, their Premier League season started well for them. They currently have 7 points from 5 games played. When these teams faced each other last 4 out of 5 times the game ended as a draw. Southampton is listed as a favorite here, as they should be.