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Prediction: Southampton vs Bournemouth

Harry Kettle in Free Soccer Predictions 19 Sep 2019

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Prediction: Southampton win

Best Odds: 1/1

Bookmaker: bet365

It’s time for another weekend of Premier League action, as we prepare for another full slate of entertaining action from English football’s top flight. There are some fascinating games that’ll be taking place over the next few days, with one of them kicking off the festivities down south as Southampton host Bournemouth. This derby has gradually been picking up steam ever since the Cherries made their way into the Premier League, and it certainly feels like bragging rights are at stake in this one.

Southampton

After a few years of lingering down towards the relegation zone for a few years, the Saints finally seem to be marching towards a brighter tomorrow. They’ve got a strong manager and a core squad in place that should be capable of steering them away from the bottom three, and potentially even towards a mid-table finish. That’s all easier said than done, of course, but when you’ve been so close to dropping back down into the Championship, a season such as this is always going to be welcomed with open arms.

Team News

Redmond is out of action but Danso will return from suspension, although depending on the formation that is played, he may be forced to start on the bench.

Bournemouth

Eddie Howe has already done a masterful job with this Bournemouth side, but it still feels like there’s a lot of potential for growth as we look ahead to the future. They have a tendency to upset the established order when we least expect it, but in equal measure, they’ve also let themselves down on more than one occasion. There are a lot of question marks still in the air about what will come next for the Cherries, but as long as Howe is at the helm, fans will be feeling pretty confident.

Team News

Francis and Kelly are not fully fit and aren’t likely to start, with Bournemouth being expected to name a similar starting XI to the one that beat Everton.

Factors to Consider

  • Bournemouth are currently in 9th place, whereas Southampton are in 10th place.
  • Bournemouth have won two, drawn one and lost two of their Premier League games so far this season.
  • Southampton have won two, drawn one and lost two of their Premier League games so far this season.
  • Southampton have scored six goals and conceded six in their last six games.
  • Bournemouth have scored eight goals and conceded nine in their last six games.

Conclusion

Bournemouth are the kings of inconsistency, and we think that’ll cost them tomorrow night. There’s a very good chance that this game could turn into something of a shootout, and that’s what we’re anticipating from the first minute until the very last. The Saints are slowly but surely building up some momentum for themselves after going four games unbeaten, and while they’ve still got a long way to go, we think they will be able to get one over on the Cherries.

Prediction: Southampton win

Best Odds: 1/1

Bookmaker: bet365

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Harry Kettle


Harry is a University of Worcester graduate who has been writing professionally for the last two years. He specialises in several sports such as MMA, pro wrestling and athletics, with football being his primary love. He continues to dream of a life in the Premier League as a Wolves fan.

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