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Cardiff v Southampton Predictions & Betting Odds – 8th December 2018

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Cardiff v Southampton Betting Tips - Premier League, 8th December 3.00pm This will be a big a battle down in South Wales for some precious survival points. The Bluebirds have had some recent positives on home soil in the top flight which could spell danger for the visiting Saints. Can the Saints give themselves a huge boost against a fellow relegation-candidate with their new manager in place? Read our predictions for Cardiff v Southampton.

Cardiff v Southampton Betting Odds*

Southampton 13/8 Cardiff 17/10 Draw 11/5 * (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on December 4th, 2018 at 7:41 p.m.) [bbutton bookmaker="bet365"] [toc heading_levels="2"]

Cardiff News and Form

The Bluebirds suffered a heavy 3-1 loss at West Ham in midweek They have alternated between a loss and a win in each of their last five (W2 L3) Their home form this season is W3 D1 L4 The last two home wins recorded by Cardiff have both been 2-1 results The Bluebirds are W3 L1 in their last four home games They have tallied 11 goals at home, conceding 15 75% of their home games in the EPL have gone over 2.5 goals Almost 40% of their home games this season have seen at least five goals The Bluebirds have just get one clean sheet this season at home They don’t have a clean sheet in any of their last seven home games Cardiff have conceded in each of their last 12 league games Both teams have scored in 62% of games in Cardiff Cardiff have yet to be winning at half time in any league game this season

Cardiff v Southampton Head to Head

The last league meeting was in the 2013/14 EPL season There was an away win for both during that season Cardiff have won five of their last six at home against the Saints Three of Cardiff’s last five home wins over the Saints have been 2-1 wins

Southampton News and Form

The Saints were bruised 3-1 in midweek by Spurs as new boss Ralph Hasenhuttl The loss leaves Southampton winless in eleven league games The Saints have alternated between a draw and a loss in each of their last six games Southampton have tallied 7 away goals, connecting 19 62% of Southampton’s away games have ended over 2.5 goals Southampton are on a three-match losing streak on the road They have conceded twelve goals in their last three road games Southampton have been losing at half time in five of their eight away games They have not earned a clean sheet in any of their last five (home and away combined) The Saints have shipped at least two goals in each of their last three road games They are winless in six on their travels 63% of their away goals conceded have been in the first half of games Only Cardiff and Fulham have a worse away record than Southampton this season Only three teams have conceded more goals than they have

Cardiff v Southampton Tips & Odds

Over 2.5 goals at 6/5 Both teams to score at 10/11 * (betting odds taken from bet365 on December 4th, 2018 at 7:09 pm)

Cardiff v Southampton Predictions

Cardiff to win: We are going to stick with the home side as Cardiff have at least proven recently that they can find ways to win on home soil. The Saints are still transition and have defensive problems that still need fixing.
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Tottenham v Southampton Predictions & Betting Odds – 5th December 2018

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Tottenham v Southampton Betting Tips - Premier League, 5th December 8.00pm Tottenham got torn apart by Arsenal in the North London derby over the weekend and fell out of the top four. They will probably fancy their chances of snapping back into a winning mode as they play host to Southampton. The Saints sacked Mark Hughes on Monday despite them battling to a 2-2 draw against Man Utd on the weekend. Read our predictions for Tottenham v Southampton.

Tottenham v Southampton Betting Odds*

Tottenham 2/5 Draw 15/4 Southampton 13/2 * (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on November 3rd, 2018 at 2:18 p.m.) [bbutton bookmaker="bet365"] [toc heading_levels="2"]

Tottenham News and Form

Spurs suffered a 4-2 loss against rivals Arsenal on Sunday That snapped a three-match league winning streak they were on Spurs have now lost three of their four matches against the current top four this term But they have won all of their games against sides currently in the bottom half of the table Spurs have a W3 D0 L2 home record this season They have tallied eight goals in their five home games, conceding five There has only been the one home clean sheet from them Both teams have scored in 60% of their home games Spurs have scored the opening goal in three of their five games at home They have been leading at half time in three of their five home games Spurs/Spurs half time/full time is at even money odds* (betting odds taken on December 3rd, 2018 at 5:18 pm) Three of Tottenham's last four league games have produced at least four goals The Lilywhites are on a four-match scoring streak in the league Half of Tottenham’s league victories this season have been by a margin of two goals Spurs to win by a two-goal margin is at 3/1 odds* (betting odds taken on December 3rd, 2018 at 5:18 pm) Spurs have lost just four of their 38 home league games Tottenham have won all but one of their last seven home games against Southampton across all competitions

Tottenham v Southampton Head to Head

Tottenham won this corresponding fixture 5-2 last season Spurs are unbeaten in their last four EPL games against the Saints (W3 D1) Southampton have won just one of their last 12 against Spurs Both teams have scored in each of the last five meetings Spurs have won their last two on home soil against the Saints

Southampton News and Form

The Saints picked up a 2-2 draw at home against Manchester United o In the weekend, blowing a 2-0 first-half lead The club sacked manager Mark Hughes on Monday Southampton have failed to win any of their last ten league matches The Saints are just W1 D6 L7 all season Their away record is W1 D1 L5 the lone success happening at Crystal Palace Southampton have lost all three away games against current top six sides this term Southampton have averaged over two goals against per away game this term They have taken one point in their last five away games Southampton have conceded at least two goals in all but two of their away games this season A Tottenham 2-0 correct score is at 6/1 odds* (betting odds taken on December 3rd, 2018 at 5:18 pm) In total Southampton have produced six away goals only Despite their low output, 29% of their away games have made it above 4.5 goals The Saints have been losing at halftime in four of their seven away games Southampton have conceded 69% of their away goals in the first half of matches Only Cardiff and Fulham have earned fewer away points than Southampton

Tottenham v Southampton Predictions

Tottenham to win: Even though they couldn’t handle the attacking power of Arsenal, Tottenham’s back line is likely to get a much easier evening here against the Saints. The Saints are in transition now and are likely to struggle at Wembley. Home win to nil.
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Next Southampton Manager Odds & Predictions

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A 2-2 home draw against Manchester United wasn’t enough for Mark Hughes to keep his Southampton managerial job. Would he have done so if they had managed to win the game? Probably not, it would have just been harsher timing for him. The Saints have had to make a move and there has been a shuffling of their hierarchy as they look to move in a fresh new direction.

Next Southampton manager odds*

Ralph Hasenhüttl 1/7 Quique Sánchez Flores 9/1 Paulo Sousa 9/1 Sam Allardyce 10/1 Garry Monk 16/1 David Moyes 20/1 Chirls Wilder 20/1 33/1 bar * (betting odds taken from William Hill on December 3rd, 2018 at 5:42 pm) [bbutton bookmaker="william-hill"] [toc heading_levels="2"]

Next Southampton Manager Odds & Predictions

Mark Hughes came in as the man charged with keeping them safe in the Premier League last season. The club almost waited too late to get rid of Mauricio Pellegrini, but even when Hughes came in, the Saints were still in a dogfight. Hughes got Southampton safe with a game to spare at the end of the season But still in high eight months in charge at St Mary's, Hughes won just three Premier League games for the club. He saw Southampton race out to a 2-0 first-half lead against Man Utd at St Mary’s on the weekend but were pegged back. No side has lost more points from winning positions in the Premier League this season than Southampton. It all leaves Southampton with a W1 D6 L7 record this season in the Premier League and third from bottom at the times of Hughes’s departure. Only three sides have conceded more goals than Southampton this season and only three teams have scored more than they have done.

Who next for Southampton?

The Saints became well known for their high-tempo approach to matches under Mauricio Pochettino and Ronald Koeman, but all of that looks a distant memory for Saints fans at the moment. They really need a shake up and it is early enough in the season still to not go for an old battle hardened familiar face of someone like Sam Allardyce or David Moyes. While Allardyce and Moyes are up there near the head of the betting market, other names have been attracting attention. Former Watford boss Quique Sanchez Flores has been well touted around and he has Premier League experience and is a 9/1 odds option* (betting odds taken on December 3rd, 2018 at 5:42 pm). Sanchez Flores got the Hornets a mid-table finish after their promotion to the top flight. The other name which seems to be gaining popularity is Paulo Sousa at the same price. There have been rumours that Sousa is going to be taking over at a Premier League club floating around for the last week or so. The former Fiorentina boss (who also had shorts stints at QPR, Swansea and Leicester has really been front and centre as one of the most popular candidates. The odds-on favourite in the market is former RB Leipzig boss Ralph Hasenhuttl who was at 5/2 on Monday morning but by evening was cut to a price of 1/7 at William Hill* (betting odds taken on December 3rd, 2018 at 5:42 pm). Hasenhuttl had been touted as Bayern Munich’s next manager and has been out of work since leaving the Bundesliga club
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Southampton v Manchester United Predictions & Betting Odds – 1st December 2018

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Southampton v Manchester United Betting Tips - Premier League, 1st December 5.30pm Southampton’s woes continued last weekend as they lost a crucial relegation scrap against Fulham. That leaves boss Mark Hughes hanging on to his job by a mere thread. They get a chance of some kind of redemption in a home game against Manchester United. The Red Devils misfired again last weekend in a home draw against Crystal Palace. Read our predictions for Southampton v Manchester United.

Southampton v Manchester United Betting Odds*

Man Utd 5/6 Draw 11/4 Southampton 3/1 * (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on November 27th, 2018 at 4:55 p.m.) [bbutton bookmaker="bet365"] [toc heading_levels="2"]

Southampton News and Form

The Saints lost a crucial clash against Fulham last weekend, going down 3-2 at Craven Cottage That is a nine-match winless streak of form in the league Southampton are winless in six at home this season (D2L4) A big problem of theirs has been putting the ball in the back of the net having produced only four home goals They have failed to score in 50% of their home games Both teams NOT to score is at 19/20 odds* (betting odds taken on November 27th, 2018 at 7.06 pm) Southampton have scored one goal in their last three home games They have drawn their last two home games against Newcastle and Watford Southampton have lost all four games against current top-six sides this season; Man Utd are 7th The Saints have shipped an average of 1.3 goals per home game so far As a positive, they have taken a clean sheet in 33% of their home fixtures Under 2.5 goals is at 10/11 odds* (betting odds taken on November 27th, 2018 at 7.06 pm) The Saints are currently eight points worse off than at this stage last season They have only been losing at halftime once at home this season

Southampton v Manchester United Head to Head

Man Utd won this corresponding fixture 1-0 last season In the last six EPL meetings, Man Utd are W3 D2 L1 against the Saints Both teams have scored in just one of the last six EPL meetings The last three league meetings have produced only one goal The Saints have failed to score in their last four against United in the league

Manchester United News and Form

Manchester United are held to a 0-0 draw against Crystal Palace last weekend The Red Devils are are W2 D2 L1 in their last five league games The clean sheet against Crystal Palace as their first since a 2-0 win at Burnley on September 2nd The win at Burnley is their only clean sheet on their travels The Red Devil have scored 12 goals away from home this season, ending 13 86% of their away games have gone over 2.5 goals Each of their last five away games have made it over the mark United have scored in both halves of just two away games this season The Red Devil are eight points worse off than at this stage of last season’s campaign 62% of the away goals they have conceded have been in the first half of games United are on a seven-match scoring streak on the road In the correct score market that the shortest priced option is a 1-1 draw at 13/2 odds* (betting odds taken on November 27th, 2018 at 7.06 pm) The Red Devils are without a clean sheet in five on the road Manchester United are the joint-lowest scorers in the top eight (Everton)

Southampton v Manchester United Predictions

Draw: Mark Hughes keeps saying the Saints are playing good stuff. This is a chance to prove it by holding a Manchester United side who are out of sorts at the moment. The Draw in the match outright isn’t appealing at all for this contest.
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Fulham v Southampton Predictions & Betting Odds – 24th November 2018

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Fulham v Southampton Betting Tips - Premier League, 24th November 3.00pm This is a big survival scrap happening at Craven Cottage on the weekend. Bottom side Fulham have a new manager in Claudio Ranieri who took over from Slavisa Jokanovic during the international break. Will, that spark them into life as they take on fellow strugglers Southampton? Read our predictions for Fulham v Southampton.

Fulham v Southampton Betting Odds*

Fulham 31/20 Southampton 9/5 Draw 11/5 * (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on November 19th, 2018 at 10:48 p.m.) [bbutton bookmaker="bet365"] [toc heading_levels="2"]

Fulham News and Form

Fulham were beaten 2-0 at Anfield just before the international break The Cottagers are on a six-match losing streak in the top flight Their home form for the season is at W1 D1 L3 Fulham have earned just two points in their last nine league fixtures They are without a goal in any of their last three Both teams not to score is at 11/10 odds* (betting odds taken on November 20th, 2018 at 4:58 pm) Fulham have scored six goals in their five home games They are without a clean sheet in any league fixtures this season so far They have the worst defensive record in the top flight with 31 goals conceded in 12 games Two-thirds of their home goals have come in the first half of matches They have scored three goals more than Southampton have managed this season Andre Schurrle has scored two of Fulham’s last three league goals

Fulham v Southampton Head to Head

Southampton won an FA Cup tie 1-0 at Fulham in January this year The Saints are on a three-match winning streak against Fulham Fulham are winless in six games against Southampton In none of the last three meetings have both teams scored Three of the last five top-flight meetings have ended in a draw

Southampton News and Form

The Saints played out a 1-1 draw against Watford in their most recent game It leaves them winless in eight league games The Saints are D3 L1 in their last four games Their away form for the season reads W1 D1 L4 They have produced only the four goals in their six away games this season They have lost three of their last four away games (D1) Under 2.5 goals is at 10/11 odds* (betting odds taken on November 20th, 2018 at 4:58 pm) Southampton have conceded at an average of over two goals per away game Home and away combined Southampton have scored just two goals in their last seven league games

Fulham v Southampton Predictions

Fulham to win: The new manager boost could come into play for Fulham here and they can take their chance on home soil against a side who aren’t likely to threaten them too much at the back. Home win.
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Premier League Odds Update – November 18th, 2018

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Premier League Odds Updates - November 18th, 2018 The Premier League heads into another break, so it is another good chance to take stock of the main betting markets. There has been a clear separation between the top sides in the league and the rest, with Man City, Liveprool, Chelsea, Spurs and Arsenal all making lightwork of teams outside of the top six. Manchester City took a marquee win just before the international break in landing a home success in the Manchester derby over rivals United. Liverpool though are still there hot on the heels of the Citizens. At the other end of the table, there have been signs of fight from the likes of Newcastle, Cardiff and Huddersfield, but times are tough for bottom side Fulham.

Premier League Title Race

Well, it would appear that this isn’t so much of a five-horse race after all. Manchester City take a two-point lead into the November international break with them. Those odds of 1/4 on Manchester City taking the title* (betting odds taken on November 11th, 2018 at 9:33 pm) translates to an implied 80% chance by the bookmaker that Pep Guardiola's men will pull off a repeat of last season’s success. That is a W10 D2 record that they have posted so far and they have averaged exactly three goals per game. On their return, they only have one fixture against a side currently in the top four until they meet Liverpool on December 31st (that is Chelsea on December 8th). So it’s a pretty comfortable run of fixtures for them. Liverpool are the ones on their coattails although their form dipped a little with a W3 D3 record in their last six league games before the break.

Premier League Winner Odds*

Manchester City 1/4 Liverpool 4/1 Chelsea 20/1 Tottenham 40/1 Arsenal 125/1 Manchester United 200/1 * (betting odds taken on November 11th, 2018 at 9:33 pm) [bbutton bookmaker="bet365"] [toc heading_levels="2"]

Reds and Blues still unbeaten

But for the Reds, it looked as if Mo Salah was getting back to his best and the Reds have a very impressive home record running for them this season. The Reds Will face Manchester United, Arsenal and Manchester City before the end of the calendar year so that could be a bit of a defining run for them over the next couple of months. Jurgen Klopp’s men are at 4/1 odds to take the title* (betting odds taken on November 11th, 2018 at 9:33 pm). Even though Chelsea have remained unbeaten, the only other side apart from Man City and Liverpool to do so thus far, the Blues are out at 20/1 odds* (betting odds taken on November 11th, 2018 at 9:33 pm). They dropped points in a draw against Everton just before break and it has long been suggested that they are not going to have the legs to stay the distance. They certainly don’t have such enviable depth in their squad compared to that of Manchester City, but to their credit, they outscored Liverpool by four goals over the course of the opening dozen games of the campaign.

Premier League Winner Prediction

This is probably a done deal already. Manchester City have looked head and shoulders above everyone else once again. There have been periods from them this season where no team in the world have been able to touch there. There have also been times when they have dug things out. City all the way.

Top 4 Finish Odds*

Man City 1/1000 Liverpool 1/25 Chelsea 1/5 Tottenham 1/2 Arsenal 6/4 Manchester United 7/2 Everton 50/1 100/1 bar * (betting odds taken on November 11th, 2018 at 9:33 pm) So you can pretty much predict that Manchester City, Liverpool and probably Chelsea can earn themselves a top four place taking into consideration what they have shown so far. But it will be interesting to see who manages to squeeze into the top four alongside them if that is the case. Manchester United certainly are the ones of the big six who have looked them most unlikely to secure a Champions League spot for next season through a top-four finish. But things could be tight between Spurs and Arsenal. Arsenal have started to show some signs that they could get back to much better things. New boss Unai Emery seems capable of injecting that spark in them which could get them together for a top-four challenge. But Spurs, even though we haven’t seen the best of them like we have over the last couple of seasons, have found ways to keep churning out the results. They have produced a lot of fine margin success though and haven't been at their fluent best.

Premier League Top 4 Prediction:

Man City, Liverpool and Chelsea look good options, but we would lean towards Arsenal joining them over Spurs. Tottenham’s season has been all about very fine margins and that could easily dwindle away when the tough winter months and bush schedules take their toll. Arsenal just looks a bit more cohesive and dangerous at the moment.

Premier League Relegation

Huddersfield at 4/9 odds* (betting odds taken on November 11th, 2018 at 9:33 pm) implies a probability of almost 70% that they are going to get relegated this season. It’s not too difficult to reach that conclusion with them picking up just seven points (W1 D4) in their opening twelve games. They did however at least show some fight with four points in two games before the international break. Cardiff have bagged two wins in their last four games, totally out of the blue, to lift themselves away from the bottom of the table, but overall still look as if they are going to have a massive struggle to stay up. So too Fulham who are rock bottom with five points. They came up with some optimism and a wealth of summer signings to strengthen them. It’s been dire from them and boss Slavisa Jokanovic may not be in charge when they come back from the international break. Or if so, not long afterwards if the wins don't start coming. The other teams who look in danger are Southampton and Crystal Palace. The Saints actually look well out of their depth this season and have managed only the one win in their twelve games this season and they have such terrible home form in the top flight they have to be at risk. Crystal Palace have shown more fighting spirit but seem to be down in their luck regardless and are sorely lacking quality in the final third.

Premier League Relegation Odds*

Huddersfield 4/9 Cardiff 8/15 Fulham 813 Burnley 5/4 Newcastle 3/1 Southampton 4/1 Crystal Palace 9/2 Brighton 10/1 West Ham 22/1 66/1 bar * (betting odds taken on November 11th, 2018 at 9:33 pm)

Premier League Relegation Prediction:

Huddersfield and Cardiff are still looking strong candidates to take the drop, but if Fulham change things up, get a bit of defensive strength in quickly, they could turn the corner. The ones that we see as being most at risk are Southampton. They just look devoid of fight, of depth and of quality and they have a tough run of games before the end of the year. They have to face Man Utd, Spurs, Arsenal, Man City and Chelsea before the turn of the new year. That could leave them floundering badly at the start of 2019. Huddersfield, Cardiff and Southampton to go.
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Manchester City v Southampton Predictions & Betting Odds – 4th November 2018

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Manchester City v Southampton Betting Tips - Premier League, 4th November 3.00pm The Citizens passed a big test last weekend as they produced a good solid away win, built on grit, at Tottenham last Monday. They will be defending their unbeaten start to the season as they welcome Southampton to the Etihad. The Saints are still stuck on just the one win for the season are now winless in six. Read our predictions for Manchester City v Southampton.

Manchester City v Southampton Betting Odds*

Man City 1/8 Draw 9/1 Southampton 22/1 * (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on October 31st, 2018 at 10:39 p.m.) [bbutton bookmaker="bet365"] [toc heading_levels="2"]

Manchester City News and Form

Manchester City took a 1-0 away win at Tottenham last weekend in the top flight, which leaves them with back to back wins The Citizens have won all five of their home games in the top flight this season There has been a total of 18 home goals by City this season at an average of 3.60 goals per game from them. Manchester City to win by three goals is at 15/4 odds* (betting odds taken on October 4th, 2018 at 3:35 pm). The reigning Premier League champions have not conceded a single goal in any of their last six league games now Manchester City to win to nil is at 4/6 odds* (betting odds taken on October 4th, 2018 at 3:35 pm) The Citizens have conceded just two goals at the Etihad in the Premier League this season They have scored in both halves of every home fixture this season. A Man City/Man City half-time/full-time bet is at 2/5 odds* (betting odds taken on October 4th, 2018 at 3:35 pm) The Citizens have been winning at half time in all but one of their fixtures at the Etihad this season. City have not conceded a second-half goal at home this season at all Even though they are going well, they are actually two points worse off than at this stage of last season’s record-breaking campaign

Manchester City v Southampton Head to Head

Man City won both EPL meetings with Southampton last season by a one-goal margin The Citizens are on a three-match winning streak against the Saints City have lost one of their last ten against Southampton in the EPL (W7 D2 L1) Man City have scored at least two goals in seven of their last nine against Southampton Southampton are winless in their last seven EPL visits to Man City (D1 L6)

Southampton News and Form

The Saints picked up a point in a 0-0 draw with Newcastle last weekend. That is back to back draws which they have taken in the league now. Southampton are now on a six-match winless streak of form in the Premier League (D3 L3) The Saints have not managed to score a single goal in any of their last five league games Both teams not to score is at 4/6 odds* (betting odds taken on October 4th, 2018 at 3:35 pm) Southampton have produced just the three goals on their travels this season in the top flight. They have conceded seven goals in their five road games played so far this term and have picked up the two clean sheets In their two games so far this season against current top four sides, Southampton lost both of them 3-0 (Chelsea and Liverpool) A Manchester City 3-0 correct score option is at 13/2 odds* (betting odds taken on October 4th, 2018 at 3:35 pm) The Saints have not produced a first half away goal this season They have conceded 71% of their goals away from home in the first half of games and have been losing at half time in three of their away games.

Manchester City v Southampton Predictions

Manchester City to win: The Citizens should get a comfortable win on the board and looking at everything it should be with a clean sheet as well. Manchester City to win to nil appeals a lot but there is also that 3-0 correct score option out there.
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Southampton v Newcastle Predictions & Betting Odds – 27th October 2018

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Southampton v Newcastle Betting Tips - Premier League, 27th October 3.00pm Both of these sides are in desperate need of a win. The Saints kept themselves away from the drop zone with a point against Bournemouth last weekend, but are stuck on just one win for the term. Newcastle slumped to the bottom of the pile after a really damaging and worrying home defeat against Brighton last weekend. Read our predictions for Southampton v Newcastle.

Southampton v Newcastle Betting Odds*

Southampton even money Draw 23/10 Newcastle 11/4 * (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on October 25th, 2018 at 4:36 p.m.) [bbutton bookmaker="bet365"] [toc heading_levels="2"]

Southampton News and Form

The Saints avoided losing four straight league games as they picked up a point in a 0-0 draw at Bournemouth last weekend. Southampton though are still winless in their last five and have just a W1 D3 L5 record overall this season. They will be on the search for their first home win of this season as well having only picked up the two points from two games at St Mary’s this term. The Saints have failed to score in two of their four home games and they have not scored a goal in any of their last four in the top flight. Under 1.5 goals is at 7/4 odds* (betting odds taken on October 24th, 2018 at 6:30 pm) has plenty of appeal in Southampton v Newcastle predictions. Overall this season in action at St Mary's, Southampton have produced just the three goals and two of those were in one game, a 2-2 draw with Brighton. Given the lack of scoring from the two sides here, both teams not to score is at 3/4 odds* (betting odds taken on October 24th, 2018 at 6:30 pm). Southampton have won only one of their last fifteen home matches in the Premier League. The Saints have shipped at least two goals in each of their last three home fixtures.

Southampton v Newcastle Head to Head

Newcastle claimed four points in the Premier League meetings last season The Magpies have scored at least two goals in three of their last four against the Saints Southampton are unbeaten in five at home against the Magpies (W4D1) Each of the last seven meetings have gone over 2.5 goals Southampton are W3 D2 L1 in their last six against Newcastle Southampton have scored thirteen goals in their last four at home against Newcastle

Newcastle News and Form

Newcastle have lost six of their last seven matches now after a bruising 1-0 home defeat against Brighton last weekend. That was another huge disappointment at St James’ Park where they don’t have a single point this term. The Magpies are D2 L2 away from home. Newcastle have failed to score in three of their last four league games now. Both of their points earned this season were in 0-0 draws at Cardiff and Crystal Palace. A 0-0 correct score is at 7/1 odds, but shorter at the head of the market is a Southampton 1-0 option at 11/2 odds* (betting odds taken on October 24th, 2018 at 6:30 pm). So far this season away from home Newcastle have produced only three goals and have conceded five. All three of Newcastle’s away goals this season have been in the first half hour of games. The Magpies have not been trailing at half time in any of their road games so far. The half time draw is at even money odds* (betting odds taken on October 24th, 2018 at 6:30 pm). All but one of the away goals that Newcastle have conceded this season have been after the half time break. Newcastle are currently sat ten points worse off than they were after nine games of last seasons’ top-flight campaign. The Magpies are winless in their last seven Premier League top flight away games (D2 L5) and have won just one of their last twelve (D4 L7)

Southampton v Newcastle Predictions

Southampton to win: We haven’t come across too many opportunities to back the Saints for a win in this one, but they have to be the value option in this one. Newcastle's result last weekend says everything about them. Home win.
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Bournemouth v Southampton Predictions & Betting Odds – 20th October 2018

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Bournemouth v Southampton Betting Tips - Premier League, 20th October 3.00pm It is a south coast derby on the weekend and the two clubs have had contrasting seasons so far. The Cherries return to action holding down sixth place in the top flight and could well make a move up with three points here. Southampton are once again in a mess at the wrong end of the table and have taken just one point from their last four games. Read our predictions for Bournemouth v Southampton.

Bournemouth v Southampton Betting Odds*

Bournemouth 21/20 Draw 23/10 Southampton 13/5 * (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on October 15th, 2018 at 7:16 p.m.) [bbutton bookmaker="bet365"] [toc heading_levels="2"]

Bournemouth News and Form

Bournemouth have been going so well and have posted a W5 D1 L2 record so far. That has left them in sixth place in the table. There is a decent chance of them getting three points out of this as well as they face a Saints side who are badly out of form. Bournemouth are looking for their third straight win and even though they haven’t been great defensively, they are appealing at 11/4 to win to nil* (betting odds taken on October 16th, 2018 at 5:41 pm). They have remained undefeated at home in a W3 D1 record. The Cherries have produced at least two goals in all four home games and in Bournemouth v Southampton predictions a 2-0 correct score for the Cherries is a great proposition at 10/1 odds* (betting odds taken on October 16th, 2018 at 4:53 pm). Four of the ten home goals that Bournemouth have scored this season have been in the final fifteen minutes of matches. They have not conceded a home goal in the first half of any game (having scored five) so add all that up then a Bournemouth half time win appeals greatly for this fixture and could push it onto a Bournemouth/Bournemouth half time/full option if you fancied.

Southampton News and Form

Southampton have been struggling this season and boss Mark Hughes is coming under increasing pressure. At 6/1 in the next manager to go market, he is well worth considering* (betting odds taken on October 16th, 2018 at 4:53 pm. It is not happening for them and they are on a three-match losing streak at the moment. They did not come up with a single goal in any of those defeats either. Both teams not to score is at 11/10 odds for Bournemouth v Southampton predictions* (betting odds taken on October 16th, 2018 at 4:53 pm). Southampton have posted a W1 L3 record this season away from home. They have lost their last two without getting on the scoresheet which was against Liverpool and then Wolves. Southampton have conceded at least two goals in each of their three away defeats this season. Even though Southampton did have the measure of Bournemouth last season in the top flight, there looks to be a much bigger gap between them the other way around. The Saints have produced only six goals this season, the joint third-lowest tally in the top flight so far.

Bournemouth v Southampton Head to Head

This will be just the seventh Premier League game between the two sides. Southampton got four points from last season’s meetings and are well up in the head to head from those six games. The Saints have a W3 D2 L1 against the Cherries in them. Bournemouth are W1 D1 L1 in their three home games against Southampton. Four of the last six Premier League meetings have failed to make it over 2.5 goals.

Bournemouth v Southampton Predictions

Bournemouth to win: The Cherries have the clear edge in this one. They have scored ten goals more than the Saints have done this season. It’s unlikely that the Saints are going to turn up and play an open, positive game. The Cherries have more than enough to pick apart their south coast rivals. Home win.
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2018/19 Premier League Relegation Odds & Probability Update

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Recently we had a look at the Premier League standings after eight games and saw how much the odds on each of the Big Six winning the league had shifted from the start of the season. Looking at the implied probability of the current odds, painted a clear picture there that Man City are still the heavy favourites to come away with the title. But what about at the other end of the table? Things start to look a bit clearer around the start of October when teams are settling into the seasons and indications of form and potential are much clearer than the unknowns at the start of the term. So who, according to the implied probability of the odds, are most likely to get relegated? [toc heading_levels="2"]

Premier League Relegation Odds*

Cardiff 2/9 Huddersfield 2/7 Burnley 2/1 Newcastle 9/4 Fulham 9/4 Southampton 7/2 Brighton 5/1 Crystal Palace 6/1 West Ham 8/1 Watford 16/1 Bar 50/1 * (betting odds taken from Bet365 on October 10th, 2018 at 4:43 pm) [bbutton bookmaker="bet365"]

Cardiff 2/9 Implied Probability 81.8%

The Bluebirds look pretty doomed with over an 80% chance of taking the drop this season. It has been a massive struggle for the Welsh club. Despite taking a much more positive approach to life in the top flight this season, the board putting money into new signings over the summer, the outcome looks as if it is going to be pretty much the same as the last time they made it up to the top flight. They are likely to go straight back down. Eight games into the season the Bluebirds don’t have a win on the board and went into the international break on a five-match losing streak. It’s so hard to see how their fortunes are going to change and where the goals are going to come from to save them. They have scored four in eight. Coming back after the international break they have three big home games against Fulham, Leicester and Brighton. If they struggle for points out of that, there’s little chance of them turning it around. Neil Warnock is 7/1 odds to be the Next Manager To Leave Post* (betting odds taken on October 10th, 2018 at 4:43 pm). We like those odds. Prediction: The Bluebirds are probably going straight back down. The spirit and fight is there but clearly, the quality isn’t.

Huddersfield 2/7 Implied Probability 77.8%

Last season David Wagner’s men did so well to fight their way to survival. They have put just four goals on the board after eight winless games and just the three points. They haven't been able to scrap their way to much on home soil either and that is a huge problem for them. Their home form propped them up last term. At this stage of last season, they were six points better off than they are currently. They have looked a long way short of quality this go around. They meet Liverpool coming straight back from the intentional break but then have a run of games through to early December which look easier including Fulham, West Ham and Brighton at home. That could be a defining point of their season. They have to pick up points. Prediction: It is easy enough to see the Terriers taking a tumble down to the Championship. They showed great fighting spirit at the end of last season, there may too much to do by then for them to get safe.

Burnley 2/1 Implied Probability 33.3%

The Clarets had a surprisingly rough start to the season with one point in five games. But they settled things down and turned it around just before the international break, taking a W2 D1 record from three games. Their defence is nowhere near as solid as it was last season but they should still be able to scrape out enough to get themselves safe. When they come back from the international break, they face Man City and Chelsea in back to back tough games. They get an easier spell of things after that. Prediction: The Clarets are 2/5 to stay up and we are going to be all about that* (betting odds taken on October 10th, 2018 at 4:43 pm). Of the early strugglers in the Premier League, they look to have more about them than the likes of Cardiff and Huddersfield certainly.

Newcastle 9/4 Implied Probability 30.8%

There have been so many near misses for Newcastle this season that if Magpies fans were not so busy protesting Mike Ashley, they would probably be laughing. They have lost games against Tottenham, Chelsea, Man City, Arsenal and Manchester United all by one goal margin. They had a bit of a cruel opening run of fixtures having to meet five of the league’s big six in eight games. That has left them with just the two points on the board. But their performances against the big clubs haven't been terrible. The fixture list gets easier for them without question right through to Christmas so that is going to be such an important time for Rafa Benitez to steel his troops and get returns. Predictions: Ahead of the season we tipped the Magpies as having relegation potential. If they can’t turn the corner from now through to Christmas, they are going to be in an even bigger hole. But we see them just scraping through to survive and they are 4/11 to avoid the drop currently* (betting odds taken on October 10th, 2018 at 4:43 pm).

Fulham 9/4 Implied Probability 30.8%

We actually expected a little bit more out of Fulham this season. They were so good in the Championship last season, but Slavisa Jokanovic’s men have not been able to put things together. They play some slick football but over the opening eight games of the season, they were all over the place defensively. They went into the international break with the worst defensive record in the top flight, shipping 21 goals in eight games. There’s a clear problem which needs fixing. Prediction: We think that the Cottagers can actually stay up. That is because they do have good quality in their ranks and have way more depth to compete than some of those other strugglers around them. They will likely do enough on home soil.

Southampton 7/2 Implied Probability 22.2%

It has been another season of disappointments from the Saints who only just finished above the drop zone last season. They have looked terribly lightweight at times this season and collected just one win in eight. The Saints lost their last three before the international break. We put all this down to boss Mark Hughes who is worth a look at 10/1 to be the next Premier League manager out of a job* (betting odds taken on October 10th, 2018 at 4:43 pm). Prediction: We think that the Saints won’t wait too much longer with Hughes, give him the push and get a fresh face in who can shake up and get much more out of this squad than the current boss is doing. They should survive.

Brighton 5/1 Implied Probability 16.7%

Brighton are just one of a fairly large clutch of teams this season who look as if they could have their struggles. Just before the international break though they got their second win of the season to lift them well clear of the drop zone. They have shown, to their credit, that they are at least capable of scrapping out some points with wins over Man Utd and West Ham and have avoided feat against the likes of Fulham and Southampton beneath them. Prediction: Brighton have qualities that are likely to get them safe. They have produced a decent output in front of goal surprisingly. They should stay up.

Crystal Palace 6/1 Implied Probability 14.3%

Looking at Palace this is one of those situations where you eye up to probability and start to question it. The Eagles have basically one ace up their sleeve that is Wilfried Zaha. When he’s not playing well or injured, their flaws show up. They actually look as if they have taken a bit of a step backwards this season which is worrying. That’s based on their W2 D1 L5 record from their first eight games. There’s just a lack of goals and Roy Hodgson could have a tough second-season syndrome ahead. On their return from their international break they face Everton, Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham and then Manchester United in a tremendously tough run of games. So come the start of December they could easily be in a really rough spot. Prediction: We think that the chance of the Eagles staying up in the top flight are a bit overrated. They have been poor this season and if Zaha can’t drag them out of their rut then there is no one else there who can help them. Surely at 6/1 odds in Premier League relegation* (betting odds taken on October 10th, 2018 at 4:43 pm) they are worth an each way regelation flutter.
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