Southampton hope to end any relegation doubts when they take on Bournemouth at the St Mary’s Stadium this weekend. The Saints have been able to pull six points clear of the bottom three and the team will be effectively safe from relegation if they match the results from the game at Craven Cottage. Bournemouth have gone through a very inconsistent campaign and the team are safe from relegation going into the last three matches. Follow all our predictions, free bets, and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Southampton came very close to mathematical medical safety only to be let down by a 1-1 draw against Watford in the midweek action. The Saints conceded an injury-time equaliser from Watford, but it was yet another good performance from the Saints.
The inconsistent campaign for Bournemouth continued with the team losing 1-0 against Fulham at home. The Cherries have been plagued by inconsistencies throughout the campaign and they had just picked up a 5-0 victory in the previous game.
The reverse fixture witnessed Bournemouth and Southampton play out in goalless draw at the Vitality Stadium. Southampton picked up a 2-1 victory over Bournemouth at the St Mary’s Stadium in the meeting just under a year ago. Our betting tips and predictions would opt for a Southampton win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Southampton win at 2.05[/bet_tip_now]
The Saints have been playing some brilliant football of late and they may be able to stay up even with a draw in this match. The club are only three points away from hitting the 40-point figure. Ralph Hasenhuttl has worked magic at the Saints since coming to the club midway through the campaign. Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth have gone through a very poor and inconsistent campaign. It is unlikely to improve any further with the team having little motivation to win in the remaining three games. Our preview would pick a win for Southampton.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Southampton win at 2.05[/bet_tip_now]
Southampton vs Bournemouth draw odds: 3.50
Bournemouth win odds: 3.40
Correct Score odds
Southampton have been able to come up with a decent return of goals of late and they will be up against a Bournemouth team that also has a decent offensive form. However, it is very difficult to expect a consistent outing from the Cherries, who will be put under great pressure from the home team. Our correct score prediction would go with a 2-1 victory.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Southampton 2-1 win at 9.50[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
There have been more than 2.5 goals in just two of the last six encounters between Bournemouth and Southampton. However, this could be a different match with the Saints pushing forward with strong form. Since players like Shane Long and Nathan Redmond are on good form, our total goals prediction would opt for more than 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals over 2.5 at 1.72[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Shane Long has been in spectacular form with goals in his last three matches. Long is not a renowned goalscorer and he has just bagged goals in back-to-back games for the first time in three years. It would be remarkable to witness four consecutive goals from a striker who required 60 games in order to score his previous three league goals. Danny Ings is expected to regain his first-team spot. Even though he has not scored in eight games, our first goalscorer prediction would pick Ings.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Danny Ings at 5.50[/bet_tip_now]
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