Bournemouth vs Southampton
England – FA Cup
Date: Saturday 20th March 2021
Kick off at 12:15 UK/ 13:15 CET
Venue: Dean Court (Bournemouth).
This FA Cup quarter final tie will see two teams from the south of England battle it out for a place in the semi-finals.
Southampton by way of being in the Premier League are favourites to win but there is very little between the teams in terms of quality. Bournemouth have only been relegated from the Premier League last season.
This season in the Championship the club managed by Jonathan Woodgate are in seventh place and have a good chance to make the play-offs which could see them return to the top tier.
Southampton have been struggling in the Premier League and judging just by this year the Saints have one of the worst records out of all 20 teams. The club have 33 points and are not safe from relegation and some have suggested that manager Ralph Hasenhuttl could be losing his job at the end of the season if things do not improve.
Bournemouth vs Southampton: Head to Head
- Last season Southampton won this fixture 2-0.
- From the last 8 meetings between the two clubs Bournemouth has just 1 win.
- There is a 60% chance to see under 2.5 goals.
Bournemouth vs Southampton: Prediction
The worry we have coming into this game is which team line ups will be appearing. Managers now worry themselves because from Bournemouth’s point of view they are fighting to come back into the Premier League and in all respects the cup is a bit of a distraction.
From Southampton’s vantage point they could get relegated and so both clubs focus really will be around the league.
It is important then before backing this game to check team line ups, some regulars might be dropped.
However considering this we will back the home side, who have shown some good form this season and are at home. The value on the home win considering that on form there is nothing between the two clubs is also inviting.
Bournemouth vs Southampton Bet Tips:
Bournemouth to beat Southampton at 3.00 (2/1)
Both teams to score at 1.72 (8/11).