Derby vs Southampton
England- FA Cup
Date: Saturday, 5th January 2019.
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Pride Park (Derby).
Two teams will play their first match of the FA Cup this season on Saturday.
The Rams are 6th in the Championship table with 12 wins and 7 defeats in 26 matches. They have been scoring at a pretty good rate. A total of 38 goals have been netted by their attackers while the defense gave away 32 goals also.
From the last 5 games in the Championship Derby won and lost 1 game each. The recent 4 games saw both teams scoring at least once in the game. In front of their home fans, they are on a 3 match drawing streak with all games having fewer than 2.5 goals at the final whistle. They have not lost any of their last 4 home matches also.
Southampton is struggling in the Premier League this season. The Saints are 17th in the table winning 3 of the 20 matches so far. A whopping 38 goals have been given away by the credit to their below par defense.
They are coming from a 2 game losing streak in the Premier League. The Saints do not have a clean sheet in any of their last 10 competitive matches. More than 2.5 goals were scored in 6 of their last 7 matches also. A 5 match losing streak in away matches was finally broken as they defeated Huddersfield 1-3. Apart from this result, they have been winless since October 2018.
The team from Hampshire have been finding it hard to win away games, but this upcoming game will be a walk in the park for them, most likely.
Derby vs Southampton: Head-to-head(h2h)
- The Saints are unbeaten against these opponents in the last 5 h2h matches.
- They have won 3 of those 5 matches.
- Southampton is unbeaten in this ground in the last 5 h2h matches against the hosts.
- Derby previously won a match against Southampton here back in 2001.
Derby vs Southampton: Prediction
Southampton has been poor in away games in the league. But when we consider the opponents they have gone up against this season is much bigger to what Derby had. Also, the h2h stats clearly give the advantage to the traveling team as well. So I think the visitors will have an away win here on Saturday. Thus we can bet on an away win for the Saints with 1.85 odd.
None of the h2h matches between these two played here after 2000 ended as a goalless draw. The hosts have been great at scoring goals this season. Considering the opponents have conceded in 6 straight matches, we can see them conceding here as well. Thus we can bet on both the sides to score with 1.85 odd.
Derby vs Southampton: Betting Tips
Away team to win @ 1.85 (6/7).
Both teams to score @ 1.85 (6/7).