Southampton vs Bournemouth
England – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 27th April 2019
Kick-off at 15.00 UK/ 16.00 CET
Venue: St. Mary’s Stadium (Southampton).
Southampton needs four more points to mathematically secure their participation in the next edition of the Premier League. Considering that they are at home this weekend, the team should go all in for the three points on offer, which will take them a step closer to their objective. The chances for the team to actually face an exit are low, due to the terrible form of the teams lying below.
Bournemouth is already safe from relegation and can go into cruise mode for the remaining three match-days. They might want to experiment with their line-up, and tactics, as preparation for next season. And as in most cases, this should be favorable for the hosts, who definitely need points.
Southampton vs Bournemouth Head-to-head (h2h)
- Bournemouth failed to score in six of the last eleven encounters.
- Seven of the last eight wins went to Southampton.
- Southampton holds a 100% unbeaten record at home.
- In the last five meetings at this venue, the hosts have conceded just a single goal in total.
Southampton vs Bournemouth Prediction
Southampton has always had the upper hand at their home against this opponent. They, in fact, hold a 100% unbeaten record, and if not for a single draw, would have boasted of a 100% winning record. Moreover, the hosts have scored two or more goals in every single h2h tie bar one and in the last five such encounters, the team has conceded just once.
Going on, Southampton needs points from this fixture, whereas Bournemouth can afford to relax. Also, the latter lost 11 of their last 13 away ties, and the two games where they avoided losses were against Huddersfield, the last team in the table, and an already-relegated one, and the other against Brighton, a relegation-contender.
As such, expect the home team to take the win, and with their excellent defensive h2h record in the past, especially at this venue, count on then to avoid conceding in the first half.
Southampton vs Bournemouth Betting Tips
Southampton to Win @ 2.00 (1/1)
The Hosts to Keep a Clean Sheet in the First Half @ 1.60 (3/5).