Southampton vs Burnley – Predictions & Football Betting Tips
Mark Hughes gets ready for his first full season with Southampton, who take on Burnley at the St Mary’s Stadium this weekend. Southampton were able to avoid relegation by the narrowest of margins last season, as the club finished 17th in the table. Meanwhile, Burnley enjoyed their highest Premier League finish in recent years as the team ended up seventh in the table. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Southampton had an indifferent pre-season with the team losing against the likes of Derby County and Borussia Mönchengladbach. Yet, Hughes has been able to bring in Jannik Vestergaard and Mohamed Elyounoussi for big money in the summer.
Sean Dyche has tried to keep things simple by retaining most of the players from last season. Scott Arfield is a significant departure from Turf Moor, while the club have moved in to sign top championship players like Ben Gibson and Matej Vydra.
The recent meeting between Southampton and Burnley produced a 1-1 draw. Our betting tips and predictions expect a win for the Saints.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Southampton win at 1.85[/bet_tip_now]
Burnley are given a significant price of 5.00 for winning this match. However, Saints have a significant home advantage that has helped them pick up four wins in the last five meetings against Burnley. Last season, Burnley were able to not just stay up in the division but also qualify for Europe largely because of home form. The clarets were also motivated by the desire to finish in Europe. Now, however, the focus maybe once again back on avoiding relegation, as teams around them have spent a lot of money. Our preview would back a win for Southampton.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Southampton win at 1.85[/bet_tip_now]
Southampton vs Burnley draw odds: 3.50
Burnley win odds: 5.00
Correct Score odds
Burnley have been unable to convert draws into victories during pre-season. Manager Dyche has been quite prudent in the transfer market. Even though the club has brought in Joe Hart as the new goalkeeper, the former Manchester City and England international is culpable to making mistakes – even if he is a great shot stopper. Our correct score prediction would opt for a Southampton 2-0 win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Southampton 2-0 win[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Southampton are quite a defensive outfit even if they have been involved in entertaining matches during pre-season. The same is especially true about Burnley, who do not tend to score many goals. These factors point out to a match that has under 2.5 goals, which is our pick in the total goals prediction.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals under 2.5 at 1.57[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Charlie Austin is a key player for Southampton going forward. Injuries prevented the England striker from making a major impact in the 2017-18 season, as he made just 24 appearances in the league. Still, ending up as the joint top scorer – with a return of seven goals – is a measure of his quality. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Charlie Austin.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Charlie Austin at 4.50[/bet_tip_now]
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