Southampton vs Hull City
English Premier League
Date: Sunday, 23nd April 2017
Kick off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: St. Mary’s Stadium.
Hull City visits Southampton at St. Mary in another struggle for survival. The Tigers are in need of points to stay ahead of Swansea and will be looking for every opportunity until the end of the season.
Southampton are competing a somewhat disappointing season. The team qualified for the Europa League last year while the best they can do at the moment is top half finish. They are currently at 9th place 4 points behind WBA with a game in hand. The best they can achieve this season is leapfrogging West Brom for the 8th place as Everton is 18 points ahead of them.
The Saints come into this game with 2 back to back losses. Both came against strong opponents though as Manchester City won 3-0 here at St Mary while Chelsea took a 4-2 victory last round at Stamford Bridge. The Saints home performance has been disappointing throughout the season. Only 22 points in 15 home games is probably the most important reason for their disappointing position.
Hull City are continue their battle for survival in The Premier league. The team has 2 points advantage over Swansea with 4 games to go. Last game the Tigers took extremely important 3 points last round when they faced Watford. Hull proved to be very determined and hardworking that game as they managed the 2-0 victory with 10 man. Niasse saw the red card with 24 minutes into the game. Still Lazar Markovic found the net after 61 minutes and Sam Clucas doubled the lead just 9 minutes afterwards.
The Tigers have a weakness in their dependence on home games. Away from KCOM Stadium the team is simply not good enough. The team has won just 5 points away from home in their 17 trips.
Southampton vs Hull City: Head to head
Southampton has huge advantage over Hull in the head to head clashes. The Saints have won 8 of the last 10 games they faced Hull losing the other 2.
Last game was one of the 2 wins for Hull with 2-1 at KCOM Stadium.
At home Southampton has 4 straight wins with goal difference 12:2.
Southampton vs Hull City: Prediction
Southampton are the clear favourites here. Despite the need for points in Hull their away form is just awful. The Saints are the better team and should be able to dominate the game.
Alternate bet could be used in the goal markets. Both teams have been making some entertaining games with lots of goals. Betting on a high scoring game may be worth the shot.
Southampton vs Hull City: Bet Tips
First pick: Home win for 1.67 at Bet365.
Second pick: over 2.5 goals for 1.85 at Marathonbet.