Burnley vs Southampton
England Premier League
Date: Saturday, 14th January 2017
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Turf Moor, Burnley.
Burnley keep faith on their home record when a struggling Southampton visit Turf Moor on Saturday afternoon.
Sean Dyche has been so far successful in keeping Burnley away from the relegation zone this season. As pointed out time and time again, they been heavily reliant on home matches for every single point so far. They have accumulated a total of 23 points from their 20 matches, out of which 22 have come off their 11 home games. They are 5th best home team in the league and Southampton could expect a tough test here.
The Saints have bounced back to winning ways by edging Liverpool by a narrow 1-0 margin in the EFL Cup semi-final this Wednesday. They were coming on the back of three consecutive Premier League defeats by conceding 9 goals in total. The win against a strong Liverpool side with a clean sheet could help to bring some confidence back to the players. Especially, their defense who were leaking goal in plenty.
Burnley vs Southampton: Head-to-head stats
Southampton have won in 4 of the last 5 meetings with Burnley, but all those wins were at their home ground. This also includes the reverse leg of the current season which finished in a 3-1 win for the Saints.
On the other hand, Burnley are unbeaten in their last three home games against the Saints, with 2 wins and a draw. The latest meeting at the Turf Moor ended a 1-0 win for the home team. Both teams have scored in the last 5 matches prior to that, with 3 of them seeing over 2.5 goals.
Burnley vs Southampton: Prediction
You can trust Burnley with your money as they have a good account of themselves while playing at the Turf Moor. So our main pick for this game is home team to win at the odds of 3.50. The Clarets have conceded goal in 6 of their last 7 away games, while Southampton have scored in 5 of their last 6 visits to this stadium. So both teams to score is an alternate option for this game.
Burnley vs Southampton: Bet Tips
Burnley to win at 3.30 (23/10)
Both Teams to Score at 2.15 (8/7).