Burnley vs Southampton
England – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 10 August 2019
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Turf Moor (Burnley).
Both were lucky to avoid the relegation zone last season and finished adjacent to each other in the bottom tier of the table. The clubs averaged almost a point per tie and made similar returns under offensive and defensive stats.
Taking into account the struggles they faced in 2018-19, the groups will want some quick points on the board, that would allow them to avoid any last-minute rushes.
Their pre-season has seen them build up some form, and the series of wins surely will have their fans riled up for more.
Burnley will have in mind the run of consecutive losses that they recorded towards the end of their campaign and will approach this fixture with safety as their first priority. They just cannot afford to begin their league season with a loss, and that too against a fellow relegation-battler. Importantly, at the Turf Moor, with the support of the crowd, if the team fails to register a convincing win, it would be considered as a moral loss.
Road games have always been a cause for concern for Southampton, and they hope that does not become their undoing this weekend in the Premier League.
Burnley vs Southampton Head-to-head (h2h)
- Seven of the last eight wins went to the teams that had home advantage.
- The last three matches in a row were draws.
- The last Southampton won at this venue was in 2007.
- Burnley has never failed to find the back of the net in front of their home crowd.
Burnley vs Southampton Prediction
The hosts of the day went unbeaten in their last five matches in a row and won four of them as well. They have also managed to score two or more goals in all five of these fixtures.
At home, they went invincible in nine of their last thirteen encounters and kept clean sheets in three of their last five. On top of that, they netted two or more goals in four of these last six attempts and scored at least a goal in 18 of their last 20.
On the other hand, Southampton has had just three wins from their last 20 official away ties, and the last they won against this opponent at this venue was more than a decade back.
Finally, the home advantage and the desperation of the hosts to start their season with good performance should tip the scales in their direction.
Burnley vs Southampton Betting Tips
Double Chance: Burnley or Draw @ 1.40 (2/5)
Burnley to Keep a Clean Sheet in the First Half @ 1.60 (3/5).