Southampton vs Bournemouth Prediction & Match Preview

Southampton vs Bournemouth
England – Premier League
Date: Friday, 20 September 2019
Kick-off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: St. Mary’s Stadium (Southampton).

Southampton have recovered from their dismal two-match losing streak and are currently unbeaten in their last four games across multiple competitions.

The hosts managed to come out on top in their most recent clash on the road against Sheffield United while at home, they came back from behind to hold the Red Devils to a 1-1 draw.

Bournemouth stunned Everton in their respective clash after the Cherries found the back of the net twice to post a 3-1 scoreline at the last blast of the whistle. However, home advantage certainly played a part in that clash for the visitors, as Bournemouth were at the losing end of a similar scorecard in their previous outing to the King Power Stadium.

Leicester slotted three goals past the Cherries in that latter fixture to which the away side were able to respond with no more than a consolation goal.

With another trip on the road beckoning, Bournemouth’s chances of picking up any points this week are certainly looking bleak.

Southampton vs Bournemouth Head to head (h2h)

  • Only one of their previous eleven clashes have seen Bournemouth register a victory.
  • Their last encounter here finished in a six-goal thriller with both teams scoring three each.
  • Four of the last six games have seen neither side keep a clean sheet.
  • Half of their previous four meetings have featured under 2.5 goals on the charts.

Southampton vs Bournemouth Prediction

The home team have already stumbled once at home, but in all honesty, it was against Liverpool who are the current table toppers.

Furthermore, the Saints have been showing real promise in their recent fixtures and have found the back of the net six times from their last five games. It is also worth mentioning that Southampton have been faring well against this opponent in their past fixtures at this venue.

The Cherries are yet to pick up a win here and have admitted defeat four times in their last six visits here. Considering that they lost against the Foxes in their previous Premier League outing as well, the bragging rights are more than likely to swing in favor of Southampton on Friday.

Additionally, the hosts have not kept a clean sheet in their last two head to head fixtures here. Taking into account that Bournemouth have got their names on the scoresheet irrespective of the result, in their previous two outings in a row too, there is certainly every reason to expect goals down each end in this one.

Southampton vs Bournemouth Betting tips

  • Full-time result: Southampton @ 2.00 (1/1)
  • Both teams to score @ 1.60 (3/5).

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