Southampton vs Huddersfield
England – FA Cup
Date: Saturday, 4 January 2020
Kick-off at 15:01 UK / 16:01 CET
Venue: St. Mary’s Stadium.
Southampton are unbeaten in h2h encounters for almost a decade now. With Huddersfield yet to ensure consistency away from home this term, the win is more than likely to swing in favor of the hosts come Saturday.
Southampton vs Huddersfield Head to head (h2h)
- Their previous matchup finished in a 1-1 tie.
- Both teams have found the back of the net together in four of their past five meetings.
- Only one of their last eight games have finished as a stalemate.
- Half of their previous eight encounters have featured fewer than 2.5 goals on the charts.
- Huddersfield have registered the win just twice in their past eight clashes. (W-2, D-3, L-3)
Southampton vs Huddersfield Prediction
Southampton shared the spoils with Crystal Palace in a 1-1 draw, last week at home, bringing an end to their two-match winning streak. The hosts were much the better side in that latter clash though and recorded five shots on target by the end of the ninety minutes.
It is also worth mentioning that the Saints have now stumbled just twice in their past eight clashes in the Premier League.
On the other hand, Huddersfield bounced back from a disappointing 1-0 defeat to Middlesbrough on the road by pulling off a 2-1 win over Blackburn in their previous clash at home. Be that as it may, the visitors have been erratic in their domestic campaign so far. They have no more than three wins to boast of from their previous ten games.
To pile on even more misery, Huddersfield have been letting down the traveling faithful in most of their recent outings. The guests have tasted success just once in their previous five clashes away from home.
Miserably, they have also failed to secure the bragging rights in each of their previous four visits to St Mary’s Stadium. With home advantage under their belt, Southampton are the outright favorites to make it through to the next round this weekend.
Furthermore, despite showing promise in their recent matchups, the Saints are yet to resolve issues within their own defensive third. The fact that they have not kept a clean sheet at home this season certainly stands as a testament to it.
Meanwhile, Huddersfield have failed to find the back of the net just once in their outings this season. Taking into account that their past three h2h meetings here have also witnessed both teams contribute to the scorecards, count on Huddersfield to have their names on the scoresheet along with Southampton in this one.
Southampton vs Huddersfield Betting tips
Southampton to win @ 1.50 (1/2)
Both teams to score @ 1.70 (7/10).