Southampton vs Fulham
England – Premier League
Date: Wednesday, 27th February 2019
Kick-off at 19.45 UK/ 20.45 CET
Venue: St. Mary’s Stadium (Southampton).
Claudio Ranieri is desperately trying to pull his team from the clutches of relegation as the season has entered its final stretch. With just 33 more points to play for, the squad is currently eight from cut-off, and worryingly, all other teams in contention have raised their level much higher.
This tie features Fulham on the road, trying to take on another survival battler, though one with much more better chances of being in the competition next season, than our visitors. Southampton has the additional moral edge due to them being just a single point away from safety as of now, and with the home advantage on their side this weekend, the team will give their heart and soul on the pitch to build a safe space for them.
Southampton vs Fulham Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last four matches saw three Southampton wins.
- The team has found the back of the net in their last seven fixtures.
- Seven of the last nine wins belong to the squads that were at home.
- Southampton holds a 100% unbeaten record at home in the 21st century.
- They have also scored two or more goals in four of their last five attempts.
Southampton vs Fulham Prediction
The meager one-point deficit in the race for safety will act in favor of Southampton, considering they are at home, and the fact that they are going against one of the worst teams in the competition, and one with the absolute worst backline. Moreover, the team was unbeaten in seven of their last ten home ties and found the back of the net in their last nine in a row.
Fulham, meanwhile, is winless in their last 12 away ties in a row and managed just two wins in their last 21. They are also on a losing streak of four road matches in succession and lost in 11 of the last 12 as well. Besides, they have conceded two or more goals in 13 of their last 16 away ties.
And importantly, Fulham is winless in the last 20 years at this venue. Taking all this into account, the chances for the hosts to win the tie is very high. Additionally, their desperation to shed the relegation tag, and the fact that the guests remain the only team to concede more than 50 goals (61) overall, and more than 30 (35) on the road, will lead to at least one goal in the first 45 minutes.
Southampton vs Fulham Betting Tips
Southampton to Win @ 1.90 (9/10)
Over 0.5 First Half Goals @ 1.40 (2/5).