Author: Bharath Ram
Last Updated: January 2, 2020
The Vitality Stadium is the location for the meeting between Southampton and Bournemouth this weekend. The Cherries occupy the sixth place of the league table as they continue to build on their strong start to the campaign. Southampton, meanwhile, are still unable to pull away from the bottom three places. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Bournemouth were able to register a third consecutive win in all competitions after a handsome 4-0 success over Watford just before the international break. The shock 4-0 loss against Burnley is the only blemish for Bournemouth in the last five games.
Southampton manager Mark Hughes continued his terrible record against Chelsea after a 3-0 defeat at the St Mary’s Stadium. This was the third consecutive league defeat for Southampton.
Southampton were able to register a 2-1 victory over Bournemouth when these two teams last met each other. This match at the St Mary’s Stadium was preceded by a 1-1 draw at the Vitality Stadium back in December. Our betting tips and predictions expect a win for Bournemouth.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Bournemouth win at 2.05[/bet_tip_now]
Southampton are at a price of 3.40 to win the match. However, it is difficult to back Mark Hughes’ men even though they have a decent record at the Vitality Stadium. This is due to the excellent form enjoyed by Bournemouth since the start of the campaign. Even during the defeat against Chelsea and Burnley, Bournemouth have been quite good and have been fully deserving of their sixth place coming into the match. Our preview would go with a win for the Cherries.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Bournemouth win at 2.05[/bet_tip_now]
Bournemouth vs Southampton draw odds: 3.50
Southampton win odds: 3.40
Correct Score odds
Bournemouth have been firing on all cylinders in terms of scoring goals. The same cannot be said about Southampton, who do counter-attack well and have Danny Ings in their line-up. Southampton have been pretty poor going forward and have been unable to score in both their recent away games in the league. Still, our correct score prediction expects a 2-1 win for Bournemouth.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Bournemouth 2-1 win at 9.50[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
There have been more than 2.5 goals in each of the last five games involving Bournemouth in all competitions. It is largely down to a combination of the Cherries managing to find the back of the net with greater consistency and the opposition also scoring goals. Even though Southampton are not expected to find the back of the net in this game, our total goals prediction would still go with over 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals over 2.5 at 1.80[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Callum Wilson has been one of the top players for Bournemouth this season. Despite not being a first choice penalty taker, Wilson is only one goal behind King in terms of the Bournemouth scoring charts this season. Even though Wilson has been unable to score in his three games against Southampton, our first goalscorer prediction would back the 26-year-old due to recent form.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Callum Wilson at 5.00[/bet_tip_now]
Free bet offers
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