Southampton host Stoke City in the final game of the Premier League 2016-17 season at the St Mary’s stadium. The Saints managed a disappointing goalless draw with Manchester United in the midweek action. The result extends the winless run at home to four games, but Southampton remain in the Premier League top 10 with a one-point advantage over Bournemouth. Stoke City suffered a 4-1 loss against Arsenal during the weekend. This was the club’s fourth game without a win, as the club end the campaign just above 40 points.
Southampton FC vs Stoke City FC – Betting Tips for the game
Southampton come into the game with just one home win in the last eight. The win over Crystal Palace is the solitary success at home since February. They have also failed to score in the last four home games.
Stoke City’s performances have dropped with the club securing safety in the Premier League. They are winless in the last four league matches. Mark Hughes’ team has also failed to win in the last seven away games, while failing to score in six of these matches.
In the reverse fixture at the Bet365 stadium, the two clubs were involved in a goalless draw. Stoke City’s last visit to the St Mary’s stadium finished as a 1-0 win for the away team following a goal from Bojan Krkic. Our betting tips and predictions, though, expect a draw from this game.
Southampton FC vs Stoke City FC – Match odds
Stoke City are at 7/2 for a win. Yet, we do not expect an away win, as Stoke are without a win in the last seven away games. Southampton’s poor home form in the last seven matches has seen the club take just one win in this period. Our preview is confident of a draw, which can be backed at 29/10 with Betfair.
Southampton FC vs Stoke City FC – Correct Score odds
Southampton have failed to score in the last four home games. Stoke City went six away games without scoring before ending the run with the 2-2 draw with Bournemouth. Three of the last six meetings between the two teams have been low scoring games with the reverse fixture ending as a goalless draw. Our current score prediction is for a 0-0 draw, which can be backed at 12/1 with 188Bet.
Southampton FC vs Stoke City FC – Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Three of the last six recent meetings between the two teams have finished with less than 2.5 goals. Both teams are struggling on the offensive front; Southampton have scored four goals in the last seven games, while Stoke have scored three goals in the last four games. Our total goals prediction is for less than 2.5 goals, which can be backed at 1/1 with Betfair.
Southampton FC vs Stoke City FC – First Goalscorer odds
Peter Crouch has been a bit part player this season. Yet, he has scored two goals in his last four appearances. Crouch is the only player on both teams even with the remote hint of form. Our first goalscorer prediction is to back Crouch, who is at 11/1 with Paddy Power.
Southampton FC vs Stoke City FC –
0-0 draw at 12/1 with 188Bet
Total goals under 2.5 at 1/1 with Betfair