Southampton v Derby County Betting Tips: BTTS, 2019-01-16

FA Cup & League Cup Tips

SOUTHAMPTON v DERBY COUNTY
FA Cup
Wednesday 16th January 2019
Kickoff: 1945hrs
Pick: Both teams to score
Bookmaker: Betfair
Odds: 1.87 (odds taken at 12:56 GMT, 15 Jan 2019)

The FA Cup 3rd round replays are concluded on Wednesday night when Southampton take on Derby County as the betting tips continue at the St Mary’s Stadium with a place in the 4th round at stake for both clubs.

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Southampton Prediction

Southampton will be on a high after securing a precious three points on the weekend when they beat an off-colour Leicester City 2-1 at the King Power Stadium to hand Ralph Hasenhuttl another valuable win for Saints in their quest to avoid relegation from the Premier League.

They take a break from top flight action, sitting in a much more respectable 16th place ahead of this 3rd round FA Cup replay in which Southampton find themselves in the unusual position of going out onto the pitch to enjoy the game.

Southampton are unbeaten in their last three matches in all competitions, and goals have been scored at either end where Saints are concerned in recent times as both teams have scored in 8 of their last 10 matches overall.

Manager Hasenhuttl will be keen to keep the positive vibe and momentum going at St Mary’s Stadium so I’m expecting an open and attacking home side here in this cup clash.

 

Key-Facts – Southampton v Derby County

  • Both teams have scored in 8 of Southampton’s last 10 matches overall
  • Both teams have scored in 5 of Derby’s last 7 matches overall
  • Southampton and Derby County very capable of scoring and conceding in equal measure

 

Derby County Prediction

Derby County once again find themselves in the familiar position of a play-off place as they sit in 6th place and amongst one of the favourites to finish in the top six of the Championship. However, they too have been starved of success in recent years and have narrowly missed out on either the play-offs or progressing from the play-offs back up to the Premier League.

With just one win from their last seven matches overall, manager Frank Lampard will also be keen for his side to kick into gear in this cup-tie in the hope that it spurs The Rams on to even better form in this second half of the season.

Of these last 7 matches, 5 of them have seen both teams score and with the likes of midfielders Lawrence and Mount (4 goals apiece) along with forwards Marriott (7 goals) and Nugent (2 goals), the visitors also stand a good chance of hitting the back of the net here.

Betting Tips Verdict

Both teams will be keen to keep their season going and bring the ‘feel-good factor’ back to their respective clubs in this tie – both teams to score here.


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