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Southampton v Manchester City Predictions & Betting Odds – 13th May 2018

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Southampton v Manchester City Betting Tips - Premier League 13th May 3.00pm Southampton have a nine-point goal-difference advantage over Swansea having won at the Liberty Stadium in midweek. So they will be showing up at home on the weekend just trying to not get beaten heavily by the Champions. A point guarantees that they will be safe in the game. City signed off their home campaign in midweek with a comfortable win over Brighton.

Southampton News and Form

Southampton should be safe at the end of the season as long as their defence doesn’t collapse enormously. They would have to lose this and have Swansea beat Stoke on the final day, with the Welsh club needing to flip a nine-point goal difference disadvantage that they have against the Saints to beat Southampton to safety. That’s not likely to happen. Southampton only have a home record of W4 D7 L7 this season and they have won just one of their last ten at St Mary's. The lone success during that run of games did happen in their last home game when they beat Bournemouth at the back end of April. Southampton are unbeaten in their last four games W2 D2 so they have fought well when it has mattered most, including a win of huge importance over Swansea in midweek. Southampton have produced 20 goals in 18 home games this season and they will probably be thankful that Manchester City have already won the title and had their celebrations. They will be hoping that the Citizens will be taking the afternoon of. Just 29% of Southampton’s home games this season have gone under 2.5 goals but as this is Man City regardless of their focus over 2.5 goals at bet365 is at 8/15 odds* (betting odds taken on May 9th, 2018 at 6:46 a.m.). Southampton have the second-worst home record this season.

Manchester City News and Form

Manchester City took a win at home over Brighton in their final home fixture of the season. That is a stretch of W4 D1 that they have put on the board and out on the road, they have won each of their last five. Overall their away record for the season stands at W15 D2 L1. They are still scoring freely with at least three goals netted in five of their last seven games played and in the bet365 correct score market a Manchester City 2-0 is at 15/2 odds* (betting odds taken on May 9th, 2018 at 6:46 a.m.) the joint shortest-price along with a 2-1 success for them. The Citizens have netted at least three goals in each of their last five away games though and a Man City 3-0 is at 11/1 odds* (betting odds taken on May 9th, 2018 at 6:46 a.m.). They have averaged 2.4 goals per away game this season and have earned a clean sheet in 50% of their away games. They are on a seven-match scoring streak on their travels, unbeaten in six. City have already broken the record for most goals and most points in a single Premier League season.

Southampton v Manchester City Head to Head

Manchester City collected a 2-1 home win over the Saints earlier in the season making it back to back wins in the league over them. In the last five Premier League meetings between the two clubs, Southampton are W1 D1 L3 against the Citizens. Both teams have scored in four of the last five meetings and the Saints are W2 D1 L2 in their last five home games against Manchester City.

Southampton v Manchester City Betting Odds*

Man City 2/5, Draw 15/4, Southampton 6/1* (Betting Odds taken at 10:55 p.m. on May 9th, 2018)

Southampton v Manchester City Predictions

Man City to win: The Citizens are just enjoying themselves at the moment and are still likely to be a threat in the match regardless. Southampton have done much better recently with their performances and just so they don’t sweat, just have to watch the goals against them. Away win and over 2.5 goals.
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Swansea v Southampton Predictions & Betting Odds – 8th May 2018

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Swansea v Southampton Betting Tips - Premier League 8th May 7.45pm What a tense setup there is for this one. Swansea and Southampton are sat level on points, Swansea third from the bottom and the Saints above them on goal difference. It’s that tight and so the three points up for grabs in this one is going to be absolutely massive ahead of the final weekend of action. Whoever wins will be guaranteed to be going to the final weekend with a three points cushion above the drop zone. That’s huge but Swansea are now looking the more desperate because of a far worse goal difference situation. Neither can afford to lose this one.

Swansea News and Form

There could be big trouble ahead for Swansea unless they win this. They are heading into their penultimate league game on a three-match losing streak, not scoring in any of those loses. The Swans have scored in just two of their last seven games now (for a total of two goals). Whichever way you look at this fixture, a huge survival scrap, it is likely to be a low scoring, tight and tense game and under 2.5 goals at bet365 is at 4/6 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 11:45 pm. on May 6th, 2018). Swansea are W6 D3 L8 at home for the season but have only lost one of their last six at the Liberty Stadium in a W4 D1 L1 record posted. They are level on points with the Saints but are far worse off in goal difference so really they have to win this. They struggled for any offensive power in their loss at Bournemouth on the weekend and have only managed the sixteen goals in their seventeen home games this season. Just 35% of their home games have made it above the 2.5 goal line. Swansea are without a clean sheet in their last three home games and 69% of the goals that they have produced at the Liberty Stadium have been in the second half of matches.

Southampton News and Form

The Saints are doing alright in terms of form having produced a W1 D2 record in their last three played. After beating Bournemouth, they went to Everton on the weekend and so nearly got themselves another three points, but the Toffees equalised in the final minute. Will that come back to haunt Southampton? At least the Saints have been showing resilience and some signs of a fight. A key difference between the two sides is that Southampton are scoring and have scored in all but one of their last five played. In the bet365 correct score market at Southampton 1-0 is at 13/2 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 11:45 pm. on May 6th, 2018). The Saints have a tough final game against Manchester City so realistically they are going to have to make it count here. If they can take three points at Swansea, then with their goal difference advantage that should be enough to get them safe. The Saints are just D2 L3 in their last five away games (scoring in just two of those). Can they deliver a survival win?

Swansea v Southampton Head to Head

There was a 0-0 draw at St Mary's when Swansea paid a visit earlier in the season and that means that three of the last four between these have ended under 1.5 goals. Southampton have a slight edge in the recent head to head having gone W3 D1 L1 against Swansea. Swansea took a win on home soil in last season’s meeting though, bagging a 1-0 success.

Swansea v Southampton Betting Odds*

Southampton 6/4, Swansea 15/8, Draw 11/5* (Betting Odds taken at 00:06 a.m. on May 6th, 2018)

Swansea v Southampton Predictions

Southampton to win: Swansea are sliding and they couldn’t make anything happen offensively against Bournemouth on the weekend and that’s a huge problem. The Saints are probably the ones out of the two who can come up with a little more in the attack. Back an away win in what will probably be a tight game.
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Everton v Southampton Predictions & Betting Odds – 5th May 2018

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Everton v Southampton Betting Tips - Premier League 5th May 5.30pm Southampton boosted their survival hopes last weekend with a home win over Bournemouth in the south coast derby. They are still in the relegation zone but a point this weekend could be enough to get them out if Swansea fails to win their game. Everton have put together a nice run of form to go four matches undefeated in the league and have been improving on their travels as well.

Everton News and Form

Everton are closing out the season in a positive frame of mind it would seem even though fans aren’t happy with their style of play. They are W2 D2 in their last four games and have bagged themselves a clean sheet in three of those four games (home and away combined). On the back of that, Everton to win to nil at Coral is at 15/4 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 10:395 p.m. on May 1st, 2018). Everton have taken a clean sheet in 39% of their home games this season. With their last two fixtures at home having stayed under the 2.5 goal line that is a good option for this one too. Everton have posted a good season on Merseyside with a W10 D3 L5 home record and each of those defeats were against sides currently above them. So they have handled themselves well against the lower standing sides. Everton have an average of 1.5 goals per home game this term and 74% of their home goals have come in the second half of home fixtures. They are just winding down the season at this point.

Southampton News and Form

The Saints are battling for their Premier League lives at the moment. They got three points last weekend with a home win over south coast rivals Bournemouth which was a big boost for them. Still, they didn’t look particularly fluent at any point, but they got the points and have a chance of getting themselves safe. The win snapped an eight-match winless streak (D3 L5) that they were on. The last time that they were out on the road they played out a draw with Leicester and that leaves them winless in five away from home, collecting just the two points in hat sequence. They have only scored in one of their last four road games too. Overall Southampton are averaging under a goal per game on their travels and have failed to score in 41% of their away games. Only three players have produced more than one away goal for them this season, one of them being Charlie Austin (2) who looks their best route to a goal at the moment. Their hom win against Bournemouth at home doesn’t change the nature of their poor season. Both teams not to score at Coral is at 10/11 odds with some appeal* (Betting Odds taken at 10:395 p.m. on May 1st, 2018).

Everton v Southampton Head to Head

Southampton landed a big 4-1 home success at St Mary's over Everton at the end of November and each of the last three meetings between these two have ended in a home victory. Everton are well up in the head to head against Southampton and including their 3-0 home win over the Saints last season, the Toffees are W9 D3 in their last twelve league games at Goodison Park against Southampton. Both teams have scored in just two of the last eight league meetings between the two of them.

Everton v Southampton Betting Odds*

Southampton 11/8, Everton 19/10, Draw 23/10* (Betting Odds taken at 08:49 p.m. on April 30th, 2018)

Everton v Southampton Predictions

Draw: Everton’s home form hasn’t been that bad this season but they aren’t playing for anything here. Southampton most definitely are playing for something, but even in winning last weekend, they looked pretty poor. Draw.
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Southampton v Bournemouth Predictions & Betting Odds – 28th April 2018

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Southampton v Bournemouth Betting Tips - Premier League 28th April 3.00pm Big game coming up on the south coast. Southampton are in big relegation trouble and would be in a lot deeper if they were to lose this one against their rivals. The Saints simply have to turn up and deliver on home soil but they are out of winning form. Still, Bournemouth aren’t quite firing as well as they were and so the Saints have a chance to rally themselves.

Southampton News and Form

The Saints need to collect three points in this one. They are four points away from Premier League safety at the moment and have just the four games to go. So it is all on the line at the moment. They lost their FA Cup semi-final against Chelsea over the weekend and now turn to the serious business of trying to avoid relegation from the top flight. Southampton have a D3 L5 record in their last eight league games home and away and are struggling in front of goal. The Saints have scored in just two of their last six league games and their home form is poor right now. They haven't taken a win in any of their last nine games at home in the top flight and have only managed the three wins in total there all season (D7 L7). Southampton have produced 18 goals in 17 home games this season but have netted in just one of their last three on home soil. Just 35% of their home games have made it above the 2.5 goal line. Under 2.5 goals at bet365 is at 11/10 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 0:41 p.m. on April 24th, 2018). In total, the Saints have managed a clean sheet in just 18% of games at St Mary’s.

Bournemouth News and Form

Bournemouth are not running in top gear at the moment and go into this one on the back of two straight defeats (against Man Utd and Liverpool). But the bigger picture is that they have won just one of their last nine league games and are winless in four. They are winless in four on the road as well, shipping ten goals in that short run of away games. They are open at the back and in the bet365 correct score market a Southampton 1-0 is at 15/2 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 0:41 p.m. on April 24th, 2018). Bournemouth have just a W3 D6 L8 record away from home in the top flight this season, averaging just under a goal per game on their travels. The Cherries have conceded at an average of 1.6 goals per away game and have a clean sheet in just 18% of their road games. They are running on a ten-match sequence without a clean sheet (home and away combined) but if they turn all of that around and take an away win, they will leave their south coast rivals in heaps of trouble.

Southampton v Bournemouth Head to Head

The season’s earlier meeting produced a 1-1 draw at the Vitality and that is back to back drawn results between them. Southampton are narrowly W2 D2 L1 up against the Cherries from the five previous Premier League meetings. The Saints are unbeaten in their two previous Premier League home games against the Cherries (W1 D1) and they are undefeated in their previous 13 home games against the Cherries in all competitions throughout history. Bournemouth have failed to score in their last four visits to St Mary's.

Southampton v Bournemouth Betting Odds*

Southampton 13/20, Draw 14/5, Bournemouth 4/1* (Betting Odds taken at 6:25 p.m. on April 23rd, 2018)

Southampton v Bournemouth Predictions

Southampton to win: Home and advantage and meeting the Cherries who aren’t quite in their best form at the moment presents the Saints with a big chance of getting something together in this one. Back a home win. How badly they need it.
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Chelsea v Southampton FA Cup Prediction & Betting Odds – 22nd April 2018

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

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

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

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

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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.
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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)

Stoke

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)

Southampton

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)

Huddersfield

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.).
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