Southampton vs Bournemouth Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview
Match Southampton vs Bournemouth will not be the best pick when it comes to football but major bookmakers made it perfect for betting. They combined plenty of different games to play with very good betting odds and therefore this match should definitely find its place on your betting tickets. Both teams are playing in a very bad form and both will enter this match significantly weakened for many key players missing for injuries. Therefore we do not expect much action in this match, and we will most likely watch one closed game where neither of two teams will risk too much.
And while Bournemouth are safe at the middle of the table, Southampton are in the relegation zone, but very close to get out and therefore are more motivated to earn points in this match. They will try to use their dominancy in air and will be mostly focused on breaks and free kicks. However, in this position, they cannot afford any failures so the main focus will be on defense, to secure at least one point and if there is a chance, to get two more without risk. This season Southampton conceded at least one goal in 82% of their home matches and failed to win in their last nine home matches in a row.
On the other side, for Bournemouth this match has no competitive significance and therefore will play a bit more open, but still with the idea to get out from this match undefeated. This season they scored most of their goals, even 63% of them after the 75th minute. They will play slow and patiently in this match waiting for a goal opportunity.
When it comes to their mutual encounters, two teams played draw in their last two matches while Southampton won in three out of four matches before in all competitions. In this one there will be no actual favorite to win, and maybe the most expected outcome of this match will be a draw. Check out our other match previews and with our betting tips and predictions, try to earn some cash placing the right bets.
Southampton do not have lots of missing players for the match against Bournemouth. Steven Davis and Sofiane Boufal are injured and they will not play on Saturday.
On the other side Bournemouth also do not have many missing players for the match. Adam Smith, Junior Stanislas and Harry Arter are injured and they will not play on this match. All other players are ready to play and they will play aggressive football from the first minute.
Possible starting lineups
Southampton: McCarthy; Hoedt, Yoshida, Stephens; Bertrand, Hojbjerg, Romeu, Lemina, Soares; Austin, Long
Bournemouth: Begovic; Francis, Cook, Ake; Fraser, Cook, Gosling, Daniels; Ibe, King; Wilson
Southampton vs Bournemouth Prediction
Another one tough game in the Premier League on Saturday. Southampton takes on Bournemouth and expect from both teams to splay aggressive football from the first minute. Southampton have failed to win their last 9 home matches and this game is must win for them. But it will not be an easy job. Bournemouth have failed to win 10 of their last 11 away matches and they will play strong and aggressive football from the first minute. They have conceded at least 2 goals in their last 4 matches and if want to win some points then have to play much better in attacks.
However our prediction and betting tips for the match Southampton vs Bournemouth Prediction: Draw. We don't expect lots of scoring chances here and our second betting pick for the match is Under 2.5 goals. Have a nice betting day and good luck in earning some cash with our prediction and betting tips.