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Chelsea v Southampton FA Cup Prediction & Betting Odds – 22nd April 2018


Chelsea v Southampton FA Cup, 22nd April 3.00pm

Southampton’s Premier League season hasn’t gone well so the FA Cup has been a nice release for them and they get a big day out at Wembley on the weekend. They threw away a 2-0 lead at home against Chelsea in the league last weekend to lose 3-2 but at least they were competitive in the match. Can they rattle Chelsea, who will be going into the fixture as favourites? This is the final shot at silverware for the Blues this season so they aren’t going to take it lightly.

Chelsea v Southampton FA Cup Betting Odds*

Chelsea 2/5, Draw 7/2, Southampton 13/2* (Betting Odds taken at 6:50 p.m. on April 16th, 2018)

Chelsea v Southampton FA Cup Betting Tips

The FA Cup is Chelsea’s last shot at success this season. It all started in a pretty nervy fashion for them as well. After drawing a Championship side Norwich, they were taken all the way to a penalty shoot-out in the replay before squeezing through there. Things got a little more comfortable for them though as they banked clean-sheet home wins over Newcastle and Hull in subsequent rounds. That left them with a tricky away tie at Leicester in the quarter finals, but the Blues got through thanks to a great extra time winner produced by Pedro. Chelsea won’t be disappointed with the draw here either having avoided Spurs and Manchester United in the semi-final draw. In the bet365 correct score market a Chelsea 2-0 result is at 11/2 odds with a 2-1 success for them at 7/1* (Betting Odds taken at 6:50 p.m. on April 16th, 2018). Chelsea have had some real troubles picking up clean sheets recently. Chelsea have collected seven FA Cup wins, with the last of those happening in 2012. They made it to last season's final where they were favourites against Arsenal, but slipped to a 2-1 loss. Just last weekend Chelsea met Southampton in the Premier League and managed to turn around a 2-0 deficit with three goals in the final twenty minutes of action to bank the victory. Chelsea had won their home game against Southampton 1-0 so a Chelsea to win by a one-goal margin bet at bet365 for 5/2 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 6:50 p.m. on April 16th, 2018) looks a decent proposition. Southampton are up in the FA Cup head to head with Chelsea, having won four of the previous eight (D3 L1) against the Blues. Currently, though Chelsea are on a five-match winning streak against Southampton across all competitions, losing just one of their last ten against them (losing two of the last 19 head to heads). All but two of the last eight games between Chelsea and Southampton have produced at least three goals so over 2.5 goals at bet365 is at 4/5 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 6:50 p.m. on April 16th, 2018) is worth a look. Southampton have won the FA Cup once before, getting the title in 1976. The Saints have been to the FA Cup final on three other occasions finishing runners-up, the most recent of which was in 2003 against Arsenal. Southampton are struggling to survive in the Premier League but through the FA Cup, they do at least have a chance to come away with some positive. They opened with a win at Championship side Fulham, before taking out Watford at St Mary’s. After a victory at West Brom, they took out League One side Wigan, the surprise conquerors of Man City in this season’s Cup. Three of Southampton's FA Cup wins this season have been by a one-goal margin only. They are going to have to overcome some poor head to head form against the Blues to progress, but going as underdogs the pressure won’t be on them.

Who will win - Chelsea v Southampton FA Cup Predictions

Chelsea should be strong enough with the depth that they have and their creative players should express themselves with the extra space available on the Wembley pitch. Southampton are likely to come up short again but as they were competitive recently against the Blues, back a Chelsea to win & both teams to score option.

Leicester v Southampton Predictions & Betting Odds – 19th April 2018

Leicester v Southampton Betting Tips - Premier League 19th April 7.45pm Things are looking a bit desperate now in the relegation zone for Southampton who are five points away from safety. They are struggling and they blew a 2-0 lead at home against Chelsea on the weekend to come away empty handed. Leicester have lost their last two league games now though having gone down against Burnley on the weekend. Will they be able to respond at home and sink the Saints further towards the Championship?

Leicester News and Form

Leicester are just in a little dip of form having lost back to back games, which was after drawing back to back games. So they are W2 D2 L2 in their last six. They haven't collected a win in any of their last four home games (D3 L1) and have surprisingly failed to delivered there in some easier-looking fixtures recently. Leicester are W6 D5 L5 for the season at the King Power and have netted in each of their last seven there. Overall home and away they are on a ten-match scoring streak of form, so it’s likely that the will score. Both teams to score with Paddy Power is at 4/5 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 10:12 p.m. on April 15th, 2018) and that’s because Leicester aren’t particularly tight at the back. They don't have a clean sheet in any of their last four home games, so will be a little vulnerable there. Leicester have produced 22 goals in their 16 home fixtures and just 44% of their home fixtures have managed to get above 2.5 goals. Jamie Vardy is on a four-match scoring streak in the Premier League and is the 7/2 first goalscorer favorite* (Betting Odds taken at 10:12 p.m. on April 15th, 2018) with Paddy Power.

Southampton News and Form

Southampton will have been disappointed with themselves having thrown away a 2-0 lead to come away empty-handed against Chelsea. Basically, they can’t afford to lose this now. They are on a four-match losing streak at the moment though, going winless in seven (D2 L5). The Saints have conceded exactly three goals in each of their last four games, but they have shown a bit of fight with back to back 3-2 losses against Arsenal and then Chelsea. Away from home in the top flight Southampton are on a three-match losing streak away from St Mary’s and have won just twice on their travels all season (D6 L8). That’s been terribly bad form from them and the Saints are averaging under a goal per game away from home so far, conceding at 1.8 on average per game. There has been no clean sheet in their last six road games and overall have only managed one in 19% of their away games. They just have to go out and continue to try and be bold at the moment because they are in dire straits. There’s just no point holding back at the moment. In the Paddy Power correct score market the shortest priced option is the 1-1 draw at 11/2 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 10:12 p.m. on April 15th, 2018).

Leicester v Southampton Head to Head

Southampton suffered a 4-1 home loss against the Foxes earlier this season. In the previous seven Premier League meetings the Foxes are W3 D2 L2 against the Saints. Last season’s meeting at the King Power ended in a 0-0 draw and the Foxes are unbeaten in their last four home games against Southampton in all competitions. Leicester have not conceded in their last three at home against the Saints.

Leicester v Southampton Betting Odds*

Leicester 5/4, Southampton 11/5, Draw 23/10* (Betting Odds taken at 10:12 p.m. on April 15th, 2018)

Leicester v Southampton Predictions

Leicester to win: The confidence of the Saints can’t be high, not after what happened to them on the weekend. Leicester are, by and large, a solid home side and can rally themselves to get three midweek points on the board to help secure their top half of the table finish.

Southampton v Chelsea Predictions & Betting Odds – 14th April 2018

Southampton v Chelsea Betting Tips - Premier League 14th April 12.30pm Southampton are going to have to snap out of their poor fortunes pretty quickly if they are going to turn around their season. It’s going from bad to worse and they are on a three-match losing streak. Chelsea only managed a home point against West Ham last weekend and are in danger now of slumping out of the top five with Arsenal now hot on their heels.

Southampton News and Form

It is a three-match losing sequence that the struggling Saints find themselves on at the moment and they are winless with a D2 L4 record in their last six played. Since taking a home win over Everton back on November 26th, Southampton have won just one game in the top flight since then. That was in early February against West Brom. There have been just the five wins for Southampton this season. Goals have been a struggle for them too with only having scored in two of their last six league games. Under 2.5 goals at Bet365* (Betting Odds taken at 00:22 p.m. on March 20th, 2018) looks a decent option for this game. The home record that Southampton have come up with on home soil this season is W3 D7 L6 and since that aforementioned win over Everton, they are eight games without success at St Mary's. Each of their last four home games have gone under 2.5 goals and they have failed to come up with a goal in their last two at home. Southampton average exactly one goal per home game this season. Only bottom side West Brom have a worse home record that Southampton have this season.

Chelsea News and Form

It hasn’t been a great season for Chelsea who are just limping towards the finish line now. They had full control of their home game against West Ham on the weekend, but couldn’t finish the job and threw away points in a 1-1 draw. That is just a W2 D1 L5 record that Chelsea have come up with in their last eight Premier League games now. They have lost each of their last three away from home, against Watford Man Utd and then Man City and they are left with a W7 D3 L5 away record this season. The just can’t seem to hold things together at the back and there has been no clean sheet for them in their last five league outings. Both teams to score at bet365 may well be worth a flutter at 10/11 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 00:22 p.m. on March 20th, 2018). Chelsea are just struggling to close out games. Alvaro Morata had plenty of chances against West Ham and did look much sharper than he has done in a while. The top four finish has gone for Chelsea and they find themselves in fifth with only the in-form Arsenal now three points behind them. However, it may not be all in vain. The last time they didn’t play in in the Champions League, they won the Premier League (last season).

Southampton v Chelsea Head to Head

Chelsea collected a narrow 1-0 success over the Saints when they met earlier in the season at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea are now on a four-match winning streak against Southampton. The Saints, in fact, have won just one of the last nine meetings between the two clubs (W1 D2 L6). Chelsea took a 2-0 win at St Mary’s last season and they are unbeaten in their last four league visit there, winning three of them.

Southampton v Chelsea Betting Odds*

Chelsea 5/6, Draw 13/5, Southampton 10/3* (Betting Odds taken at 00:22 p.m. on March 20th, 2018)

Southampton v Chelsea Predictions

Draw: Would it be a huge surprise if neither managed to collect the win in this one? Probably not. Chelsea can’t seem to close out game and Southampton haven’t tasted success in a long while in the top flight. A share of the spoils seems to be the most likely.

Arsenal v Southampton Predictions & Betting Odds – 8th April 2018

Arsenal v Southampton Betting Tips - Premier League 8th April 2.15pm Southampton head into the weekend two points from safety now and with a real fight on their hands. They were pounded in a big game against West Ham last weekend, suffering a 3-0 loss in London. That hurt them badly and this isn’t an easy game in which to recover either. Arsenal toiled away at home to beat second-from-bottom Stoke last weekend, so more of the same should be expected.

Arsenal News and Form

Arsenal are still in the hunt for a top-five finish surprisingly in the league. They are only five points behind fifth-placed Chelsea, so there is a still a chance that they could catch them. However, their main focus is on winning this season's Europa League because that gets them into the Champions League next season which is a better reward. Arsenal have won their last two games in the top flight now, both 3-0 home wins over Watford and Stoke. Overall this season the Gunners hold a powerful W12 D2 L2 record on home soil in the top flight. They have only failed to win one of their last five there and they have netted at least three goals in each of those victories as well in that sequence. In the bet365 correct score market an Arsenal 2-0 success is the shortest-priced option at 15/2 with a 3-0 result at 12/1 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 7:35 p.m. on April 3rd, 2018). The last seven games at the Emirates have made it over over 2.5 goals and 75% in total this season have made it over the mark.

Southampton News and Form

Southampton are in big trouble after a harrowing 3-0 loss against West Ham last weekend. That leaves them with a lot of work to do still to get free of relegation troubles. They are without a win in their last five league outings now and have lost back to back away games 3-0. They have only come up with the one goal in their last five league games (home and away combined). Their away form is W2 D6 L7 this season on the road. Their away goal tally for the season is at just 13 which is an average of just 0.87 per game while they have conceded at an average rate of 1.75 per game. Four of the seven away defeats they have suffered this season have been by a margin of at least three goals. They have conceded in each of their last five away games and only three teams have earned fewer points than Southampton have done in their last eight games. Both teams not to score is at 21/20 odds with bet365* (Betting Odds taken at 7:35 p.m. on April 3rd, 2018) and not bad value.

Arsenal v Southampton Head to Head

Southampton stuck in there for a 1-1 draw against Arsenal at home when the two met back in December. Arsenal are unbeaten in their last four league games against the Saints with a W2 D2 record from that. Overall in their last seven Premier League meetings, the Gunners are only slightly ahead W3 D2 L2 against Southampton. The Gunners will be defending an unbeaten home record the Saints in the Premier League.

Arsenal v Southampton Betting Odds*

Arsenal 8/15, Draw 10/3, Southampton 9/2* (Betting Odds taken at 8:53 p.m. on April 2nd, 2018)

Arsenal v Southampton Predictions

    Arsenal to win: The Saints just aren’t there, they haven’t got a performance in them which suggests that they can bag three huge points for themselves. Arsenal had their extra midweek work in the Europa League so this may take some time to get going. But still, Arsenal to win to nil.

West Ham v Southampton Predictions & Betting Odds – 31st March 2018

West Ham
West Ham v Southampton Betting Tips - Premier League 31st March 3.00pm A huge survival game between two sides who really weren’t tipped to be in this position come this stage of the season. Southampton are third from bottom, two points away from safety up to West Ham who are one place above them. So this is a crucial game now and after all the unrest at West Ham and their poor form, they could really lift themselves with a victory in this one. Getting it done is another matter though.

West Ham News and Form

West Ham are going to find themselves under tremendous pressure if they suffer another home loss in this one. They are only two points above the drop zone, which is ahead of Southampton, so will be down in the bottom three if they stuff this one up. Their last home game saw them lose 3-0 against Burnley, sparking unrest in the crowds. They haven’t been terrible at home really, losing just one of their last five home fixtures in a W2 D2 L1 sequence of form. It is just overall home and away they are only W1 L4 in their last five and that has seen some big relegation pressure mount on them. This is such a crucial game as far as their survival hopes go right now. To have the chance to go five points clear of the Saints is massive. The Hammers have averaged just over a goal per game at home, conceding an average of 1.4 per game. West Ham have scored 69% of their home goals in the second half of matches so a half-time draw at Ladbrokes does look a decent option to get behind in this one. The Irons have, however, shipped at least two goals in each of their last three league games (eleven goals conceded in total).

Southampton News and Form

The Saints simply cannot afford to lose this one and be cut further adrift in the bottom three. They were taken down 3-0 by Newcastle at St James’ Park in their last away game, which snapped a good four-match unbeaten streak of form that they were on away from St Marys (W1 D3). Southampton have collected just the one league victory since the end of November, but there has been resilience in there by not getting beaten much. Southampton are W1 D5 L2 in their last eight and now have Mark Hughes at the helm to light a fire under them. In the Ladbrokes correct score market, a 1-1 draw is the shortest-priced option at 5/1* (Betting Odds taken at 05:42 p.m. on March 26th, 2018) and that result has some appeal in this one. This is probably going to be tight and tense. Neither side will want to come away empty handed in this one. Southampton are looking for just their third away wins of the season, averaging under a goal per game, while conceding an average of 1.6 goals per away game. They are without a clean sheet in their last four on the road.

West Ham v Southampton Head to Head

Southampton rolled out a 3-2 home success over West Ham earlier in the season and in the last five Premier League meetings, it is the Saints who are narrowly 3-2 ahead. Southampton won 3-0 in this corresponding fixture last season. Four of the last five meetings have gone over 2.5 goals.

West Ham v Southampton Betting Odds*

Southampton 8/5, West Ham 9/5, Draw 21/10* (Betting Odds taken at 05:40 a.m. on March 26th, 2018)

West Ham v Southampton Predictions

Southampton to win: Neither of these look really reliable enough to get a win, but the Saints have picked up some good points on the road recently and with West Ham appearing to be in absolute dire straits at the moment, the visitors could land a huge blow.

Premier League Relegation Betting, Odds & Predictions – March 2018 Updates

West Brom
Heading into the March international break it is a good time to take stock of the state of play in the Premier League relegation betting at bet365. Teams will get a break now, a good chance for some of their players to get a rest ahead of the final run-in. There are going to be some tense times ahead for those in the relegation mix, which still number plenty. Just four points separate 18th placed Southampton and 13th placed Newcastle going into the international break. There should be plenty of tension and drama down the line.

Premier League relegation betting odds*

West Brom 1/125, Stoke 4/11, Huddersfield 11/8, Southampton 15/8, West Ham 5/2, Swansea 5/1, Crystal Palace 13/2, bar 16/1* (betting odds taken on March 18th, 2018 at 9:42 p.m.)

West Brom

The Baggies are ten points adrift of safety now and looking pretty much down and out. They have created a seven-match losing streak for themselves and with just three wins all season, it’s hard to see them putting together a remarkable run of wins to see themselves safe. It’s not going to happen and they just fell apart again last weekend in a loss at Bournemouth. With games against Man Utd, Liverpool and Spurs still to come, there are few opportunities left for them to get safe. Burnley (h), Swansea's (h), Man Utd (a), Liverpool (h), Newcastle (a), Spurs (h), Crystal Palace (a)


After back to back wins in the league, the Potters are on a seven-match winless streak of form in the Premier League now and just can’t seem to do enough to get themselves out of the drop zone. There has been a lack of output from them, having failed to score in six of their last eleven league outings. They have looked tougher since Paul Lambert took over, but still, the wins are happening for them, and their lack of away form is a massive concern. The most troubling thing for them really is that they didn’t take advantage of a good run of easier fixtures from mid-January through to the beginning of March. What situation are they going to be in ahead of their last two fixtures against Palace and Swansea? Arsenal (a), Spurs (h), West Ham (a), Burnley (h), Liverpool (a), Crystal Palace (h), Swansea (a)


With Mark Hughes coming in and landing the Saints a win at the first time of asking, taking out Wigan in the FA Cup, there will be a renewed belief that the Saints can get themselves out of their mess. They go into the break third from bottom and with just the one win since the end of November. They have only lost two since early January though so they have battled pretty well, and Hughes can get them fired up enough to potentially see them safe. You will probably see a lot more effort coming from them. They probably have the best chance of the bottom three of actually surviving and are 2/5 odds at bet365 to stay up* (betting odds taken on March 18th, 2018 at 9:42 p.m.). West Ham (arsenal (vs), Chelsea (h), Leister (a), Bournemouth (h), Everton (a), Man City (h)

West Ham

The Hammers are tanking pretty badly having lost four of their last five and each of their last three. Their defence has been an absolute shambles as well, shipping eleven goals in their last three games. While the four goals they shipped against Liverpool is excusable, the fact that they have conceded three against Brighton and Burnley, as well as four against Swansea in their last five games, should have alarm bells ringing very loudly indeed. The Irons are slumping badly and their first game back after the break against Southampton is going to be massive for them. if they don't get anything out of that and their game against Stoke, they could be in huge trouble. Southampton (h), Chelsea (a), Stoke (h), Arsenal (a), Man City (h), Leicester (a), Everton (h)    

Crystal Palace

The Eagles got themselves a huge three points with an away win at Huddersfield before the international break. That was the boost they need after a tough run of games. The Eagles were on a seven-match winless streak of form (D2 L5) before that win and that should give them tremendous confidence coming down the final straight as well. Aside from a game against Liverpool when they get back after their break, it isn’t a bad fixture list ahead of them to the end of the season. They could have enough to stay up and their last two games against Stoke and West Brom could see them facing already relegated sides by then. Liverpool (h), Bournemouth (a), Brighton (h), Watford (a), leicester (h), Stoke (a), West Brom (a)


Following their loss against Crystal Palace just before the international break, the Terriers received plenty of backing to be one of the sides to tumbling to relegation this season. They are winless in three with just the one point picked up in that sequence and when they come back from the break, they have to hit the ground running because they have a really tough run in. There is going to be little chance for them inside their last four games of the season to pick up salvation points, so earning as much as they can over their next three games is going to crucial for them. They could be in big danger going forward. Newcastle (a), Brighton (a), Watford (h), Chelsea (a), Everton (h), Man City (a), Arsenal (h)

Premier League Relegation Predictions

West Brom are obviously going to be playing in the Championship next season, but who is likely to go down with them? Huddersfield would get our nod because they have pretty much just run out of easy games and the two important ones as soon as they get back are both on the road (at Newcastle and Brighton). Stoke just don’t look as if they have the output at the end of the day to get themselves safe and it could be a tight tussle between them and West Ham to stay up. Of the two we would lean towards Stoke going down. Their two tough games back against Spurs and Arsenal could just knock the wind out of them. A relegation treble of Stoke/West Brom/Huddersfield is at 5/2 odds with bet365* (betting odds taken on March 18th, 2018 at 9:42 p.m.).

FA Cup Semi Final Draw, Winner Odds & Predictions

After an exciting weekend of FA Cup quarter-final action and with no waiting around for any replays, the final four are set for this season’s competition. Chelsea, Spurs, Southampton and Manchester United are the last four teams left standing and the heavyweight showdown of the Wembley semi-final matches is Man Utd v Tottenham. Tottenham made light work of Swansea on the weekend, beating the Welsh club 3-0 at the Liberty Stadium in what could have been a tricky game for the Lilywhites. But they sailed through without the injured Harry Kane and will join Manchester United, who were once again largely uninspiring as they took a 2-0 home win over Brighton. Sunday saw Mark Hughes win at the first time of asking as the new Southampton boss as they avoided a banana skin out at the DW Stadium against Wigan, who had eliminated Manchester City there in the last round. So that was a job pretty well done by the Saints who will go to Wembley to face Chelsea. The Blues put in a spirited effort on the road at the King Power against Leicester, with Pedro netting an extra time winner for them.

FA Cup Winner Odds*

Tottenham 2/1, Man Utd 9/4, Chelsea 13/8, Southampton 14/1* (betting odds taken at 9:17 p.m. on March 18th, 2018)

Semi Final Odds*

Chelsea 3/9, Draw 7/2, Southampton 11/2 Tottenham 6/4, Man Utd 9/4, Draw 9/4* (betting odds taken at 9:17 p.m. on March 18th, 2018)


Tottenham will have something of an advantage in their tie because of them playing their home games at Wembley this season and knowing the stadium and conditions well there. Manchester United are really struggling to get out of second gear in matches and Spurs should be able to make the most of this opportunity. As for the other semi final, the open spaces that Chelsea should enjoy on the Wembley pitch should see them through which should set up a thrilling London derby for the Final.

Wigan v Southampton FA Cup Predictions & Betting Odds – 18th March 2018

Wigan v Southampton Betting Preview - FA Cup 18th March 1.30pm Southampton’s defeat at Newcastle last weekend was one of the worst ever performances from a Premier League side. Ever. It prompted the firing of boss Mauricio Pellegrini so it will be interesting to see where they go from here. This is a tricky FA Cup quarter-final for them though against a Wigan side who have produced a big giant-killing act in knocking out Manchester City.

Wigan v Southampton FA Cup Betting Tips

What a success story Wigan are writing this season. They could find themselves up in the Championship next season and they are in the quarter finals of the FA Cup. They started their FA Cup campaign a long way back in November against League Two side Crawley last November and they have certainly come a long way. In the third round they nearly won at Premier League side Bournemouth but were held to a draw, but back at the DW Wigan ran out 3-0 winners over the Cherries. Then they took out West Ham 2-0 and then they pulled off the biggest Cup upset of the season in beating Manchester City 1-0 at the DW thanks to a late strike by Will Grigg. Wigan to win to nil at William Hill has to have some appeal therefore in this one at 9/2 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 04:02 p.m. on March 14th, 2018). They have produced well on home form all season and have suffered just the one defeat in their last thirteen games on home soil in all competitions, winning five of their last seven there (D1 L1). Wigan have earned eight clean sheets in their last ten home fixtures. So they should have plenty of appeal for punters and a Wigan 1-0 in the William Hill correct score market is at 15/2 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 04:02 p.m. on March 14th, 2018). This will be just the fourth game between the two sides, the first being an FA Cup meeting in 1986 which Southampton won at home. The two were then together in the 2012/13 Premier League with Wigan taking four points away from the two games after winning away and drawing at home. Southampton’s performance in their league defeat out at Newcastle last weekend was nothing short of atrocious. They weren’t trying and simply threw in the towel. So now that they have shoved Mauricio Pellegrino out of the door what next for them? The Saints are W2 D2 L2 in their last six games and both wins in what sequence were against the struggling West Brom, one of them in the last round of the FA Cup. Southampton have won all three of their FA Cup games this season by a one-goal margin, taking out Fulham, Watford and then West Brom. Away from home, their form isn’t bad with a W3 D3 L1 record going, but the manner of their defeat at Newcastle will have fans worried. They don’t have a clean sheet in any of their last five road games and under 2.5 goals at William Hill returns 6/10 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 04:02 p.m. on March 14th, 2018).

Wigan v Southampton FA Cup Betting Odds*

Southampton 23/20, Draw 9/4, Wigan 5/2* (Betting Odds taken at 04:02 p.m. on March 14th, 2018)

Wigan v Southampton FA Cup Predictions

Wigan still have to look value in this one to produce the victory because of what they have achieved so far and there being no reason to trust Southampton to churn out anything. It would be another huge success for the Latics.

Newcastle v Southampton Predictions & Betting Odds – 10th March 2018

Newcastle v Southampton Betting Tips - Premier League 10th March 3.00pm Southampton collected another point last weekend and that was enough to keep them out of the drop zone at least ahead of the next round of matches. Newcastle are just a point and a place above them so there are a hugely important three points up for grabs in this one. However, both have really been struggling to find a winning touch, with just one each in each of their last six.

Newcastle News and Form

There is still considerable pressure on Newcastle's season then with only two points between them and the relegation zone. Creating a buffer between them and the relegation zone is Southampton so this is a hugely important game for the Magpies on home soil. They did collect a surprise 1-0 win over Manchester United in their last home games, which was only their fourth success at St James’ Park this season. The victory snapped an eight-match winless streak that they were on at St James’ Park this season in the top flight. Just 29% of Newcastle's home games this season have made it above two goals and therefore under 2.5 goals at bet365 looks a good place to start for 8/13 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 10:33 p.m. on March 7th, 2018). The Magpies have averaged less than a goal per game at home in the Premier League so far this season, with 12 in 14 games. The Magpies have failed to score in almost half of their home fixtures so far, but they have netted in each of their last three home games. 67% of their home goals have been after the half time break.

Southampton News and Form

This is an equally important game for the Saints as they could claw themselves above the Magpies with three points. The Saints have been a tough side to beat recently, with just the one loss in their last seven played but they have done far too much drawing of matches with them having gone W1 D5 L1 in their last seven. An example of missed opportunities is there 0-0 home draw with Stoke last weekend. Three of their last four league draws have been by a 1-1 scoreline and in the bet365 correct score market the 1-1 option is at 11/2 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 10:33 p.m. on March 7th, 2018). Southampton have only picked up the two away wins all season, one of them happening recently out at bottom side West Brom. They do remain unbeaten in four on the road (W1 D3) but again there is a lot of draws recently from them. Adding to the expectancy of a low scoring game is that Southampton have averaged only exactly a goal per game away but both teams have scored in each of their last three away games. Still, with them currently being beaten in four on the road, they should at least be good for a point in this one.

Newcastle v Southampton Head to Head

Quite surprisingly each of the last six meetings between these two have gone above the 2.5 goal line. Two of the last three have been 2-2 draws actually including this season’s earlier clash at St Mary's. Southampton are W3 D2 up from the last five Premier League meetings with Newcastle and are unbeaten in three visits (W1 D2) to St James’ Park.

Newcastle v Southampton Betting Odds*

Newcastle 6/5, Southampton 15/8, Draw 11/5* (Betting Odds taken at 4:25 a.m. on March 6th, 2018)

Newcastle v Southampton Predictions

Draw: A share of the points looks to be the most likely outcome in his one. They have very similar form and are stuck there together just above the drop zone. It is hard to see who will have enough to win it and because of all the drawn matches, Southampton have churned out lately, back another draw.

Southampton v Stoke Predictions & Betting Odds – 3rd March 2018

Southampton v Stoke Betting Tips - Premier League 3rd March 3.00pm This should be a pretty interesting game. Southampton have only lost one of their last five league games but they are only two points clear of the drop zone. They get the chance a three big survival points against Stoke who are second from bottom and just the three points back. There’s a huge chance for the Saints to open up a nice cushion for themselves in this one and they’d be in a mess if they were to lose.

Southampton News and Form

The Saints have managed to keep themselves out of the drop zone but only just. They are only clear of the bottom three by goal difference alone. They have bagged a W1 D4 L1 record in their last six league games now and three of those ties were 1-1 draws. In the Ladbrokes correct score market a 1-1 is at 13/2 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 10:31 p.m. on February 26th, 2018). Five of the last six drawn matches that Southampton have played out in the league have been by that 1-1 scoreline. So it is not a bad trend to consider for sure. Southampton are on a long winless streak of seven games in the top flight now (D4 L3) at home and they are without a clean sheet in any of their last nine at St Marys. So they sure aren't a home form side. Both teams to score does have its appeal in this one. A win for the Saints would see them open up a four points cushion over Stoke and at this stage of the season that could be huge.

Stoke News and Form

Stoke have drawn back to back league games, both by a 1-1 scoreline so there is that scoreline again. The Potters have won just once away from home this season in the top flight (D4 L9) in what has been a shockingly poor season by them. They played out a draw at Leicester on the weekend, which did at least snap a three-match losing streak away from home that they were on. Stoke are just D3 L6 in their last nine away from the Bet365 Stadium so won’t give punters a lot of confidence in them. In their last four road games, Stoke have totalled just the two goals and under 2.5 goals at Ladbrokes has to be the way to swing in this one at 19/20 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 10:31 p.m. on February 26th, 2018). The Potters have not taken a clean sheet in any of their last nine road games in the top flight and 29% of their away games have gone above 3.5 goals and that is mostly down to the fact that they have conceded at an average of 2.4 goals per game. Stoke currently hold the worst defensive record this season in the league as well as the joint-worst away record.

Southampton v Stoke Head to Head

Stoke are carrying the head to head form against the Saints from recent match ups and in the last nine Premier League fixtures between them, the Potters are W4 D3 L2 ahead. Stoke have actually won their last two league games at St Mary's by a 1-0 scoreline and following their 2-1 home win over the Saints earlier this season, it is back to back league wins for the Potters over Southampton.

Southampton v Stoke Betting Odds*

Southampton 3/4, Draw 13/5, Stoke 15/4,* (Betting Odds taken at 04:46 a.m. on February 26th, 2018)

Southampton v Stoke Predictions

Southampton to win: This is intense and with the number of drawn matches these two have picked up recent win the Premier League that’s the tempting option. But the Saints may be worth backing on home soil to go and get the three points. This is really a game where they have to seize all initiative.