Southampton vs Brentford Betting Tip 2-1 Home Win – 16 September 2020

Saints to squeeze past Bees at St Mary's

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Southampton vs Brentford
16th September 1945hrs
Football – England – EFL Cup
Pick 2-1 Home Win
Bookmaker Unibet
Odds: 15/2 odds taken 1800 GMT, Tuesday 15 September

Premier League side Southampton welcome EFL Championship outfit Brentford to St Mary’s for a second round EFL Cup tie on Wednesday night. The Saints have struggled on home soil under Ralph Hasenhuttl, while the Bees were one of the best away teams in last season’s Championship. This promises to be a Carabao Cup cracker on the coast, but who will prevail and book their spot in round three? We have the latest EFL Cup odds and predictions.

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Southampton Preview – Can the Saints strike back?

Ralph Hasenhuttl’s Southampton started their 2020-21 Premier League season with a disappointing defeat at Crystal Palace last weekend. It was a tight encounter at Selhurst Park, with Wilfried Zaha’s smart strike early on giving Roy Hodgson’s Eagles a 1-0 victory.

Southampton made a shocking start to last season, which they will be desperate to avoid this time around. Nevertheless, after that embarrassing 9-0 home defeat to Leicester City in October, the Saints kicked on in the second half and finished in a respectable 11th spot. Southampton won 15, lost 16 and drew seven.

Our betting prediction:
Southampton win and both teams to score

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(odds taken 1808 GMT, Tuesday 15 September)

Hasenhuttl’s men were pretty dreadful at home last term, with only Norwich City, who finished bottom, picking up fewer home points. However, just champions Liverpool and runners-up Manchester City were better on the road.

Can Southampton secure a rare win at home before welcoming Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur to St Mary’s in Premier League action at the weekend?

Brentford Preview – Bees to come up short at St Mary’s?

Brentford were a whisker away from sealing their spot in the 2020-21 Premier League. However, after an excellent season in the second tier, the Bees were beaten by west London rivals Fulham in the Championship play-off final in August. Nevertheless, the Bees finished the regular season in third and look to be going places under Thomas Frank.

Last weekend’s loss to Birmingham City at St Andrew’s was a setback, but the Bees are in high spirits as they gear up for their first ever Championship match at the Brentford Community Stadium. This Saturday, the Londoners welcome Huddersfield Town to their new home.

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In the first round of the Carabao Cup earlier in the month, the Bees edged past plucky Wycombe Wanderers. Ethan Pinnock opened the scoring but then gifted Daryl Horgan an equaliser with time running out. Nevertheless, Frank’s men went on to win 4-2 on penalties to reach round two.


Southampton vs Brentford Betting Advice

With Southampton spending time in the Premier League in recent years, this will be the first meeting between the two since April 2011. Both sides have come a long way since that EFL League One meeting, which the Saints won 3-0 at Griffin Park.


Key Facts – Southampton vs Brentford Betting Tip

  • Brentford have won just one of the previous six meetings
  • Three of the last six games between the pair have ended in draws
  • This will be the first meeting between the two clubs since a League One match over nine years ago


Brentford will fancy their chances at St Mary’s on Wednesday, but the Premier League side should have the edge on home soil. This could be close on the scoreline, though, so check out the tempting odds of 15/2 for the Saints to secure a narrow 2-1 win. There is also good value in 11/4 for Southampton to win by a one-goal margin.


The best betting odds for Southampton vs Brentford

Southampton to win: 8/11 at Bet365
Draw: 13/5 at Bet365
Brentford to win: 17/4 at Bet365