Author: Bharath Ram
Last Updated: January 2, 2020
Southampton are aiming for a positive conclusion to the Premier League campaign as they take on relegated Huddersfield at the St Mary’s Stadium. The Saints are seven points above the bottom three and Ralph Hasenhuttl would want his team to end the campaign with a victory. Huddersfield’s Jan Siewert wants to end his short time in the Premier League with the win before he attempts to get the Terriers back to the top division. Follow all our predictions, free bets, and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Southampton were crushed by a 3-0 loss against West Ham at the London Stadium last weekend. This was the heaviest defeat for Ralph Hasenhuttl’s men in 2019.
Huddersfield Town came up with a much-improved display and they picked up a 1-1 draw against Manchester United in the final home match of the campaign. Still, it only extended Huddersfield’s winless run to nine matches.
The reverse fixture witnessed Southampton getting a 3-1 win over Huddersfield at the John Smith’s Stadium. This was one of the games that started the revival under Hasenhuttl. Our preview would go with a victory for Southampton.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Southampton win at 1.44[/bet_tip_now]
The heavy loss against West Ham may not come as a surprise considering that Southampton may have taken the foot off the gas after confirming safety in the division. The club has gone through a strong revival after a managerial change unlike Huddersfield, who will be going through the emotions. Southampton have especially developed a strong home record under the Dutchman, who has seen the Saints lose only once at home in the last five games. Meanwhile, Huddersfield have lost seven away games on the bounce. Our preview would go with a win for Southampton.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Southampton win at 1.44[/bet_tip_now]
Southampton vs Huddersfield Town draw odds: 4.75
Huddersfield Town win odds: 8.50
Correct Score odds
The disappointment of the loss against West Ham will be hard to shake off, but Southampton are a strong force when it comes to home matches. The team has scored over 1.5 goals in four out of the last five home games, while Huddersfield have a tendency to get ripped apart in away matches. Huddersfield have shipped over 3.5 goals in three out of the last four away games. Our correct score prediction would go with a 2-1 win for Southampton.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Southampton 2-1 win at 9.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
The lack of clean sheets is a major problem for Southampton, who last managed a shutout towards the end of March against a Brighton team that has not been scoring goals for quite a while. Even Huddersfield have been offensively good over the last few games and they demonstrated this improvement by getting a goal against Manchester United. Our total goals prediction would 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 1.61[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Shane Long had a disappointing game against West Ham but the Irishman is still one of the top forwards for Southampton in recent weeks. He has scored four goals in his last six matches. Even though Long is not renowned as a goalscorer, our first goalscorer prediction would go with Shane Long.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Shane Long at 6.00[/bet_tip_now]
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