Southampton v Sunderland Betting Preview Tips And Odds

Southampton v Sunderland Betting Preview Tips And Odds

by 3rd March 2016

Match Odds
Southampton 4/7 – Draw 14/5Sunderland 11/2
Betting odds for Southampton v Sunderland shown are this week from Corals and are subject to change

Kick Off – 15.00pm Saturday 5th March 2016

Southampton entertain Sunderland at the St Marys Stadium on Saturday in the Premier League, as both back teams look to get back to winning ways.

Southampton suffered a 2-0 defeat at south coast rivals Bournemouth last time out, which means the Saints have now suffered consecutive defeats in the Premier League following a good run of form in the top-flight.

Ronald Koeman’s side are now ninth in the table, but are seven points off the top-four. With games running out though a top-six finish may be a more realistic aim this season.

Sunderland drew 2-2 with Crystal Palace last time out in the Premier League at the Stadium of Light. The Black Cats took the lead in the first half through a goal from Dame N’Doye, before ex-Sunderland Connor Wickham grabbed a double.

However, Sam Allardyce’s team rescued a point through a last-gasp strike from Italian striker Fabio Borini. The draw moved the Black Cats up to 17th place in the table and out of the relegation zone on goal difference.

With Southampton in inconsistent form the Black Cats will be looking at this as a winnable game in their fight for survival.

Recommended Betting Tip

Paddypower Bookmaker

Defoe looks a great price to score anytime and should be backed at 7/2 with Paddypower

Facts And Figures

The 17 Premier League meetings between these two teams have been relatively even. Southampton have recorded seven wins, compared to Sunderland’s five victories and five games have finished in draws.

The eight Premier League meetings at Southampton have seen four wins for the Saints, three Sunderland wins and the other game finished in a draw.

Southampton have won just two of the last ten meetings against Sunderland in all competitions, although both of those wins have come in the last three meetings. The Saints won the reverse fixture 1-0 at the Stadium of Light.

There has been under 2.5 goals scored in five out of Southampton’s last six Premier League games.

Sunderland have won just one of their last six games in the Premier League.

Team Selection And News

Southampton are without striker Charlie Austin through injury, while Kenyan international midfielder Victor Wanyama is still suspended. Centre-back Florin Gardos and striker Jay Rodriguez have both returned to training after injury, but seem unlikely to feature.

Republic of Ireland international Shane Long is doubtful. The Saints may choose to switch back to playing with four at the back.

Sunderland could be without striker Duncan Watmore and midfielder Lee Cattermole. The Black Cats also have minor doubts over defenders Jan Kirchhoff and John O’Shea, as well as midfielder Jeremain Lens.

Possible Southampton Team Selection

Forster, Cedric, Fonte, Van Dijk, Bertrand, Romeu, Davis, Mane, Tadic, Ward-Prowse, Pelle

Possible Sunderland Team Selection

Mannone, Yedlin, O’Shea, Kone, Van Aanholt, Kirchhoff, Rodwell, M’Vila, N’Doye, Khazri, Defoe

Match Prediction

Southampton have put in two very poor performances in in their two top-flight games, but this game represents a chance to get back to winning ways. Sunderland have been playing badly in recent games, but I think the home side may just have a bit more too much quality for the Black Cats.

Recommended Betting Tip

10Bet Bookmaker

We feel Southampton will win but will go for some value and say that both teams will score – 11/10 with 10Bet

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