Southampton vs Burnley Predictions & Betting Tips, Match Previews English Premier League

Reason For Betting Tips

Southampton endured another difficult transitional period at the start of the campaign as they adjusted to life without the likes of Victor Wanyama, Sadio Mane, and manager Ronald Koeman. They failed to win any of their first four games, but since then they have started to improve.

A 3-0 win over Sparta Prague kickstarted their season in the Europa League group stages, and domestic victories against Swansea, Crystal Palace, and West Ham followed as they rediscovered their defensive form. Goalless draws against Hapoel Be’er Sheva and Leicester put a dampener on their good run, but their impressive defence has continued to thwart the opposition.

Southampton have now kept six clean sheets on the bounce in all competitions, scoring nine at the other end during this period and pushing themselves into 10th in the table despite their poor start. Claude Puel seems to have found his feet in the Premier League.

Burnley have been hotly tipped as relegation candidates since their promotion. They have failed to make many serious improvements to the squad and don’t look any better than the side that were relegated two seasons ago. They have managed a few good results, but mostly they have struggled with the pace and quality of the Premier League.

They managed an almost unbelievable win against Liverpool in game-week two as they won 2-0 despite having around 20% possession. But 3-0 defeats to Chelsea and Leicester showed that they can’t rely on those tactics, and although their 2-0 win over Watford was well deserved I think they will struggle as the season progresses.

The thing you don’t want to be short of when visiting a defensively sound Southampton side is goals, and that’s exactly where Burnley are struggling. They have failed to score in five of their eight competitive games this season, and they’re facing a Southampton side with the second best defensive record in the league and the second highest percentage of clean sheets after Spurs.

Southampton may have struggled in front of goal recently, but they will fancy themselves to get a goal or two on Sunday. Burnley have conceded in all of their away games this season and all but two of their games home and away. This, plus Southampton’s defensive record, makes odds of 21/20 for Southampton to Win to Nil look very attractive, so I’m backing that along with a 2-0 correct score prediction at 11/2.

Key Facts

    Southampton currently enjoys 3 straight home wins. The saints have also failed to loss in 6 consecutive games.
    Burnley has 2 defeat in their first 2 away games this season. The claret gathered 1 win in their last 6 competitive games.

Southampton: Predicted Line-Up (4-1-3-2)

Forster: Cedric, Fonte, Van Dijk, Bertrand: Romeu- Davis, Hojbjerg- Tadic: Austin, Redmond
Burnley: Predicted Line-Up (4-5-1)

Heaton: Lowton, Keane, Mee, Ward: Gudmundsson, Hendrick, Marney, Defour, Boyd: Vokes
Southampton vs Burnley: Head to Head Stats

Southampton enjoyed a 2-0 victory in similar encounter during the 2014/2015 season. The saints have also failed to drop in 3 consecutive home game played with Burnley.

However, in 10 clashes between this 2 sides, Southampton has 4 wins compared to Burnley’s 3. In addition, Burnley have failed to win in their last 4 visit to the Saint Mary’s Stadium.
Southampton vs Burnley: Prediction

Southampton are in better form going into this clash, even though they have win in their last 3 home games this season. The saints’ six games unbeaten run is something the claret would be weary of.

However, I will predict a win or draw situation for Southampton and an high possibility of both sides getting a goal.

Southampton vs Burnley: Betting Tips

    Both Teams to Score at 2.20 (6/5).

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