Bournemouth vs Southampton
English Premier League
Date: Saturday, 20 October 2018
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Vitality Stadium (Bournemouth).
The Cherries will be hosting the Saints in the Vitality Stadium on Saturday afternoon for this EPL fixture.
Before the international break, Bournemouth managed to bag 6 point is two consecutive wins against Crystal Palace and Watford. This showed us that the Cherries are more than focused to climb to the top of the league standing. Also, they are aiming to maintain a perfect team form.
They will be aiming to scoop another 3 points to make their outright successive wins to 3. Evidently, they are in good shape and will utilize every opportunity they have to defeat the visitors. Most notably, the Cherries have no injury concern as they come into this matchup.
Southampton will be coming into this away matchup at a time they are struggling to bring back their performance. Their current team form is wanting and will need to do more than what they have done in their last 3 matches. They have not won in their last four consecutive matches.
At the moment, they are in they are only 2 points to the relegation zone. Unless they rejuvenate their morale and become focused once more, they may find themselves in the relegation zone sooner than later. Let us wait to see whether they take this as an opportunity to redeem themselves. The saints do not have any injury concern as they travel to the vitality stadium.
Bournemouth vs Southampton: Head-to-Head
- The latest h2h meeting in April saw the Saints scoop a win2-1 in at home.
- In the last 5 h2h meetings, these two sides have settled for a draw in 2 matches, Southampton has won twice while Bournemouth has won only once.
Bournemouth vs Southampton: Prediction
The home team is seemingly the best side to scoop a win in this matchup. However, it will not be as simple as said. It may be an uphill task since the away team is expected to employ a more defensive mode of play.
The Saints may want to repeat what they did in April but they are completely out of form. Winning here will be a huge miracle. Moreover, even though they may be lucky to get the back of the net, they may not more than one goal.
Bournemouth vs Southampton: Betting Tips
Home win @ 2.00
Under 2.5 goals @ 9/10 (1.90).