Southampton vs Bournemouth Prediction and Match Preview

Southampton vs Bournemouth Premier League Predictions by LeagueLane

Southampton vs Bournemouth
English Premier League
Date: 27 April 2023, Thursday
Kick-off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: St. Mary’s Stadium (Southampton).

A real buzz is expected in and around St. Mary’s Stadium on Thursday night when Southampton and Bournemouth take on each other in a very important South Coast derby.

On top of bragging rights, the two teams will play for their elite class lives, especially the hosts who still firmly sit at the very foot of the Premier League table.

Southampton are four points below the safe zone line at the moment while Bournemouth are five points above the danger area.

A win for the hosts here would further complicate things in the relegation battle and there is nothing to suggest they can’t get one, particularly after the performance Ruben Selles’ men have shown on Friday night against the table-toppers at Emirates Stadium.

Southampton entered the final five minutes of the contest in North London with a two-goal advantage six days ago but Arsenal responded via a pair of late goals from Martin Odegaard and Bukayo Saka to set the final score at three goals apiece.

Nevertheless, it was still a big result for the Saints confidence-wise, especially since they bagged three goals against one of the top two teams in the competition.

Bournemouth will come into this in completely opposite spirits after a demolishing 0-4 home loss to West Ham on Sunday afternoon.

The Cherries thus failed to back up recent successive road wins over Leicester and Tottenham, revealing plenty of defensive holes four days ago.

Southampton vs Bournemouth Head-to-head

  • Southampton have been much more successful in the recent South Coast derby history with 10 wins, 4 draws, and just 2 losses in the last 16 clashes against the Cherries.
  • The Saints will go into this on the back of three straight wins over Bournemouth who have failed to find the back of the net in any of these along the way.
  • Southampton also have four wins, two draws, and just one loss in the last seven home outings against the Cherries.

Southampton vs Bournemouth Prediction

The hosts will go into the game in much higher spirits after the performance from North London and we will back them to take advantage of momentum and grab salvation points against direct relegation rivals.

The home win is well worth backing at the 2.25 odds while we will also take the 1.80 odds offered for the Under 2.5 goals FT pick, expecting the importance of the game to affect the beauty and creativity on Thursday.

Southampton vs Bournemouth Betting Tips

  • Southampton to win @ 2.25 (5/4)
  • Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.80 (4/5) odd.