Southampton vs Wolves Prediction & Match Preview

Southampton vs Wolves
England – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 18 January 2020
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: St. Mary’s Stadium.

Wolves have entered a period of off-performances, while at the same time Southampton have been on a roll with some good displays. Coupled with the home advantage, the Saints seem to be the favorite this Saturday.

Southampton vs Wolves Head-to-head (h2h)

  • The last time these two met, spoils were shared with a 1-1 scoreline.
  • Four of the former five wins went to the teams that had home advantage.
  • Seven of the previous eleven wins had gone to Southampton.
  • Since 2003, only twice have Wolves won at this venue.

Southampton vs Wolves Match Preview

Earlier in the season, Southampton had been made the laughing stock of the league, with some very poor displays. Especially their loss at home to Leicester, that too for a record scorecard of 0-9 was too much of a burden even for the most loyal of fans.

However, the team has made an inspiring comeback into form during the last several match-days, and they even avenged their loss against the Foxes, by defeating the 2015-16 PL champions at their own home, the fabled King Power Stadium.

By all means Southampton are slowly growing to be a team to be feared.

Southampton vs Wolves Prediction

Southampton had taken a road trip to meet Leicester the last match-day, and it seemed as if, a repeat of the humiliation that occurred in the reverse leg might happen once again.

But against expectations, the Foxes were defeated in front of their home crowd, by a 1-2 scoreline, which has seriously dented their title hopes.

Meanwhile, the Wolves were at home, and still could only make do with a 1-1 draw against Newcastle, in a rather dull game.

As things stand this weekend, Southampton are easily the favorites. They are fresh off an away win against Leicester, one of the best teams in the competition, and to further improve their chances, the Saints also have home advanatge.

In addition, Southampton are on a three-match winning run in all competitions, and had won seven of their last ten overall fixtures as well. They were also unbeaten in nine of their previous eleven games.

At home, they were invincible in five of their preceding six match-ups, and had won four of these as well.

On the other hand, Wolves are on a four-game winless run in all competitions, and could score a total of just two goals from their past four fixtures. 

On the road, they have a total of just two wins from their last nine outings, and these two victories had come against the current 19th and 20th placed teams.

Furthermore, four of the previous five h2h wins had gone to the teams that had home advantage, and seven of the preceding eleven wins had gone to Southampton. Finally, in the last 17 years, only twice have Wolves recorded a win over Southampton at this stadium.

Finally consider the desperation of Southampton to gather as much points as they could, in view of the time they wasted during their stretch of tough performances. 

Taking into account all these findings, it’s inferenced that Southampton hold the higher chances of recording a win this weekend. However, in order to increase our chances of returns, we will opt for some safer choices in bets.

Southampton vs Wolves Betting Tips

  • Double Chance: Southampton or Draw @ 1.44 (4/9)
  • Southampton to Win Either Half @ 1.80 (4/5).