Southampton vs Middlesborough: Preview and Prediction

Southampton vs Middlesbrough: Preview, Prediction and Betting Tips-11th December 2016

Southampton vs Middlesbrough
England Premier League.
Date: Sunday, 11th December, 2016.
Kick-Off: 14:15 UK
Venue: St. Mary’s Stadium, Southampton.

The Mid-table team’s Southampton and Middlesbrough will take on each other at the St. Mary’s Stadium on Sunday evening for the Premier League game week 15.

Southampton have been poor recently, they have only one win in their last 6 Premier League games. They are currently on the 12th position in the league table with 17 points, and are 6 points above relegation zone. The Saints were defeated 3-0 by Crystal Palace last weekend at Selhurst Park, making it their 3rd defeat in their last 5 Premier League games.

On the other hand, Middlesbrough were victorious last weekend, they defeated their fellow promoted sides Hull City 1-0. They now have 2 wins, 2 draws and 1 defeat in their last 5 Premier League games. Middlesbrough are directly below their host in the table with 15 points to their name and 4 points away from the Drop zone. How, a win in this game will take them above the Saints in the table.

Southampton vs Middlesbrough: Head to Head Statistics

The two sides have met 32 previous times, 30 Premier League meetings and 2 Championship meetings. The Saints have won 14 games against Middlesbrough and drawn 9 games, while Boro have won 9. The Saints have also won 8 games against Boro at St. Mary’s Stadium, they have lost 3 games and 5 games. Both teams last met in 2012 in the 2011/2012 Championship season.

Southampton vs Middlesbrough: Prediction

This will be a tough encounter for the two teams, but we expect the Saints to win this one. Middlesbrough will be the fresher of the two sides having played last on Monday while the Saints had a tough game on Thursday. Putting this in consideration, fatigue may play a big roll against Southampton.

We expect a low scoring affair and a score line of 1-0 in favour of Southampton.

Southampton vs Middlesbrough: Bet Tips

Southampton to win at 1.72
Under 2.5 goals at 1.52.